Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Worshop Series

WNYBAC is pleased to announce its Summer 2009 workshop series. This series at its new home at 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo covers some basic intro classes in printing & book binding. As facilities & demand increase, we will offer additional and more in-depth classes. We have kept the fees reasonable (plus WNYBAC members receive a 20% discount on all workshops). We welcome your feedback and hope you will join us for one or more of these workshops.

WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington St
Buffalo NY 14203

Summer 2009 WORKSHOPS

June 10 & 11 - Clam Shell Portfolio Box workshop

June 13 - Miniature and Wearable Books

June 17 & 24 - Intro to Hand Typesetting and Letterpress Printing

June 20 - DIY screen printing workshop

July 11 - A-Z Pressure Printing!

July 15 & 16 - 2 Color Gig Poster Workshop

July 23 - Basic Book Binding

August 1 - Altered Books

August 8 & 9 - Letterpress Animal ABC

August 22 -Intro to Hand Typesetting and Letterpress Printing

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

WNY Book Arts - Good press week

WBFO - NPR Podcast May 22, 2009
"The printed word is fading rapidly in a society obsessed with the disappearing ink of mediums such as Twitter and Facebook. But on the other side of the spectrum are die-hards who want relief from the cyber world of printing. Actual relief that is"

Buffalo News May 22, 2009:
"With a full complement of printing technology—some of it more than 100 years old—a roster of workshops in printmaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding and a book shop, the center is poised to establish itself as a serious presence on the city’s arts scene. It’s also in a good position to foster collaborations among disparate art groups and bring together the concerns of poetry, literature and the visual arts under one roof."

Artvoice v8 #21:
"Asked what traditional printing adds to art in this day and age, Kegler equates book-making and artisanal printing to the slow food movement: “You could go out to McDonalds and Burger King to get a meal, or you can grow your heirloom tomatoes and have a meal that has seasons of planning behind it. It may not take much longer to consume, but the preparation and what has gone into it has a value to people that is worth something.”

Buffalo Rising
Stop by, smell the ink, become a member, help this fledgling organization soar!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

WNYBAC Members' Exhibition

With a reception May 21, WNY Book Arts officially opens at 468 Washington St in downtown Buffalo NY!

The WNYBAC members' exhibition features work by:
Alice Alexandrescu, Mollie Atkinson, Rita Auerbach, Jozef Bajus, Olga Bajusova, Diane Bond, Courtney Brent, Michale Clark, Don Dehoff, Jennifer Farrell, Cynthia Endres, Lorrie Frear, Timothy Frerichs, Chris Fritton, Dawn Gibson, Donald Grimble, Justin Hall, Mark Hatley, Adele Henderson, Abbey Hendrickson, Phil Hendrickson, Hero Design, Eric Jackson-Forsberg, Alan Kegler, Kevin Kegler, Kyla Kegler, Richard Kegler, K.C. Kratt, Ryan Legassicke, Amanda Maciuba, David McNamara, Gerald Mead, Greg Meadows, Linda Meyer, Brett Mikoll, Julian Montague, David Munson, Sue O'Donnell, Kathleen Parzych, Barbara Rowe, Jeffrey Sherven, Hyeyoung Shin, Gordon Sisler, Shasti O'Leary-Soudant, Peter Sowiski, Virocode, Margaret Urban, Christine Walsh, Carol Wannemacher, Mark Wisz

work shown by Diane Bond