Friday, July 30, 2010

Special Guest Instructors this week at WNYBAC

This week at the WNY Book Arts Center we will be offering two unique workshops with guest instructors from Starshaped Press in Chicago. At Starshaped Press, they use only hand-set metal and wood type for their designs, following their motto: “All Metal, All the Time (Except When it’s Wood).”

Sarah and Jen will be joining us for just a few days, and have offered to teach workshops on linoleum and platen press printing. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to work with the printers behind Starshaped Press, and learn new techniques you can use again and again.

Thursday August 5 from 6-9pm, Sarah will go over the techniques and tools necessary to design, cut, prepare, and print a hand-carved linoleum block and students will have the opportunity to try their hand at the process.
Register here.

Saturday August 7 from 1-5pm, Jen will teach you how to print using a tabletop platen press, including typesetting and printing for smaller-scale projects.
Register here.

Both of these workshops will be small, hands-on classes for which space is limited. Register now to secure your spot!

WNYBAC will also be hosting Peter and Donna Thomas, the Wandering Book Artists, as they make their way through Buffalo in September. They will be giving a talk on what they do as well as an evening workshop on scrolling books. More details and registration information will be available in August.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Zines: An Introduction to Self-Publishing Workshop

In conjunction with our current zine exhibition Wide Margins, this workshop will give participants a chance to learn more about the techniques used in zine-making and self-publishing.

Longtime zinester and exhibition co-curator Amy Greenan will provide participants with a "toolkit" of information and techniques to begin self-publishing, and you'll get a chance to try these techniques hands-on. From simple side-stitch bindings to more advanced techniques, you will leave with the knowledge and skills you need to publish your own zines or chapbooks

Zines: Introduction to Self-Publishing
Instructor: Amy Greenan
Date/Time: Saturday July 31, 1-4pm
Cost: $30 ($24 members) + $10 materials fee

Register here for this unique opportunity to learn the skills you need to begin publishing your own work.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wide Margins

Our current show, Wide Margins, opened last night and what a night it was! On display are hundreds of zines on all topics from the 1960's to the present. Work by Allen Ginsberg and Andy Warhol as well as the members of Bikini Kill who were an integral part of the Riot Grrl movement of the early nineties. Those are just a few of the many awesome zine contributions.

A detail from the process wall by Amy Greenan:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Members' Exhibition 2010 Selections

As the 2010 Members' Exhibition closed this past weekend, we'd like to announce those people selected to participate in two separate group shows in early 2011.

Cori Wolff, curator at the Buffalo Arts Studio and Olean Public Library Gallery, has selected the following three members for a group show at the Olean Public Library Gallery:

Olga Bajusova
Kathryn Eshbaugh
Christopher Fritton

WNYBAC's jurors have selected the following members for a show at the Book Arts Center:

Francisco Amaya
Sandra C. Fernandez
Amanda Maciuba

Both of these shows are slated for early 2011 and will be announced here when more details are available. Congratulations to those members that were selected for a show, and thanks again to all members that participated in this year's WNYBAC Members' Exhibition.

Friday, July 02, 2010

WNYBAC Library - Expanded

WNYBAC recently received a donation of a tremendous collection of books on book arts techniques, expanding our library by nearly 400 titles. Subjects include bookbinding, printing, design, and typography among many others. The library holds the largest selection of books on paper marbling and calligraphy in the Buffalo area. Our updated catalog is available for public view on LibraryThing, and the library is available to WNYBAC members for research during our regular hours, Wednesday through Saturday 12-6pm.