Larsson Leather Bound Books (photo: Morgan)

Saturday, the Morgan hosted Adam Larsson for a lecture about his conservation work at Uppsala University Library in Uppsala Sweden and a bookbinding demonstration.  I neglected to bring my camera - but took some snap-shots with my iPod.  The photo at the top of this article is a Morgan photo.

It was great to hear about the library at Uppsala.  It has a very long history (established in the 1600s) and the collection is quite large.  It was also really interesting to watch him bind 2 related book structures.  The 2 bindings that Larsson demonstrated were modern cross structure book bindings developed by Carmencho Arregui.

During the lecture, Larsson also talked about boxes that his conservation department makes.  They have actually taken the time to put together a set of how-to videos and pdf.  You can find those here.

Here are some photos from the demonstration:

Larsson binding samples Larsson at work bench during presentation break

Complex WeaversI just received word that my Chiaroscuro Self-Portrait has been accepted into Complexity 2014, an international juried exhibit sponsored by Complex Weavers!

Jurors for this exhibit are Marguerite Gingras, Alice Schlein, and Wendy Weiss.

Show locations include:

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (April 7-May 9, 2014)
Gallery at the Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA (June 28-30,2014)
The Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center Brown University, Providence, RI (July 14-August 1, 2014)

Description from prospectus:

"Complex Weavers announces its biennial international juried exhibit featuring works employing complex weave structures interlacing threads and fibers in ways beyond plain weave.
Complex weaving is defined by the cloth produced and the mind it took to create it, not by the equipment used.
There is no requirement that the work must be woven on a minimum number of shafts or on a Jacquard loom.
Works with historic inspiration and interpretations, as well as non-loom interlacements such as ply split braiding, kumihimo and tablet weaving are welcome."

Staff Art ExhibitKate Pilacky and Ken Wood were interviewed for an article about the Staff Art Exhibit.

You can read the article in the Chronical-Telegram here.

Here are some other mentions of the show in the press.

I took some pictures of the installed exhibit.  You can see more of the photos here.

Staff Art ExhibitNew show!  Stop by our office M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM

I have 4 pieces in the show: Cardiomyopathy, Intersections, Portrait of Mollie, Chiaroscuro Self Portrait

It has been a lot of fun to co-organize this show with Kate Pilacky.  I am so impressed with all my co-workers talents!

Description from Western Reserve Land Conservancy website:

An exhibit featuring artwork produced by Land Conservancy staff members will be on display through March 30 at the organization’s headquarters, 3850 Chagrin River Road, Moreland Hills.

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 14, the exhibit will be open for viewing by the public during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  In addition, an opening reception is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 23; those interested in attending the reception should contact Kim Bihler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The exhibit will feature works in a variety of media, including watercolor, pastel, acrylic and oil painting, pen and ink, photography, wood carving and fibers.  Participants are Paul Boehnlein of Newburgh Heights, Dennis Bower of Chagrin Falls, Kendrick Chittock of Gates Mills, Laura Jordan of Chatham Township, Elizabeth Mather of Cleveland Heights, Keith McClintock of Hambden Township, Joy Mulinex of Kirtland Hills, Lisa Pasquale of Cleveland, Kate Pilacky of Oberlin, Amy Reed of University Heights, Brett Rodstrom of Concord Township and Ken Wood of Brunswick.

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