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   from the issue of October 12, 2006

Visiting artist offers presentations, juries student book art exhibition

Timothy Ely, an independent artist, bookmaker and painter from Colfax, Wash., will be the juror for "Heart and Hands 2," a second national juried book art exhibition for students that will be on display at both UNL and UNO.


"Heart and Hands 2" will showcase the best examples of the broad range of books being made by graduate and undergraduate students in accredited academic institutions. Books made in book arts, graphic design, photography, print making and writing courses will be featured.

"Our juror this year, Tim Ely, will bring his unique aesthetic to the process, but I expect, as with our first Heart and Hands exhibition, we will see a wide range of books and book-objects in the exhibition," said Denise Brady, volunteer coordinator of the Nebraska Book Arts Center and a 2004 MFA graduate of UNL.

"Heart and Hands 2" will be on display in November and December at Love Library. It will be at Omaha's W. Dale Clark Public Library, 215 S. 15th St., in January and at the UNO Library Gallery in February and March. The UNL and UNO libraries will purchase selected award-winning books from the exhibit for their special collections.

Ely will present a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Richards Hall, room 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.

There will also be a drum-leaf binding workshop taught by Ely Oct. 18-21 from 1 to 7 p.m. each day in Room 303 of Nelle Cochrane Woods Building. The fee for the workshop is $75 per person ($50 for students). To register, call Anne Ruehrmund at (757) 575-2143, Joshua Norton at (651) 235-8691, or Karen Kunc, Cather professor of art, at 472-5541. The registration deadline is Oct. 17.

The first Heart and Hands exhibition in 2004 drew 111 entries from 81 students.



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Visiting artist offers presentations, juries student book art exhibition