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April 21 - April 22
A tunnel book is a wonderful structure that allows the viewer to look within and discover a hidden world, which evolves in accumulated layers. Originally derived from a “peep” show, it still feels that we are allowed to gaze within a personal space. The class will begin with a short history and then make a model to understand how the structure moves and is constructed. Each participant will then create their own unique tunnel book.
Maria G. Pisano is a book artist, curator and educator. Her oeuvre, encompassing prints, works on paper and artists’ books, are published under the Memory Press imprint. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, in museums and galleries. Her book Hècatombe 9-11 and the three accompanying prints from the deluxe edition – Night Before the Day, Skeletal Remains and Waiting Urns, have been selected by The National September 11 Memorial Museum. In April 2016 she delivered the illustrated lecture Hidden Voice of Making Books at the Library of Congress, and in 2018 she is delivering a lecture at the College Book Arts Association Conference.
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