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 MAY 2019 

Special Members' Event
Celebration and Publication 
Friday, May 17
Community Room
One Riverview Plaza Condos
80 B Street, Fairbanks

This special, members-only event will feature the long-awaited unveiling of IMPRINTS, the first publication of Northwoods Press! This NBG community project has been three years in the making and has required over 1500 volunteer hours to produce. We will celebrate the writers, artists, letterpress setters and printers, and binders who joined together to create the drumleaf-bound book, its clamshell casement, and the colophonic booklet. Imprints p atrons will receive their copies of IMPRINTS at the event. 

Although all copies of IMPRINTS are pre-sold, broadsides of the 11 folio pages are available; each includes a letterpress-printed poem and accompanying print. Each limited edition broadside sells for $30 and is signed by its writer and artist. 
Important information:
This event is for NBG members and their families.
New and renewed memberships are available at the door.
Please plan to arrive between 5:30-5:45pm.
Late arrivals should text 907-388-9959 for entry into the building.
Parking is available in condo parking lot or on the street.
Directions here.
Questions? Ask here.

Program Meeting
Sunday, May 19   1-3pm
NBG Studio

Stone Weavings 
Inspired by Beaver Creek
with Margo Klass

Last June, BLM Artists in Residence Margo Klass and Frank Soos spent nine days on Beaver Creek. Their trip inspired an artist book that's six feet long and structurally meanders like the river. At our meeting Margo will present an overview of the book which features a stone weaving on its cover and nine miniature books of writings encased within the book's panels. We will then create our own stone weavings as we explore ways to join river stones and twigs from our own Chena River.

Please bring the following:
Small cutting mat
Piece of sand paper (~100 grit)
Waxed linen in color(s) of your choice (a limited amount will be provided;       more is available from Paper Birches)
We will provide stones and twigs, but feel free to bring your own, too!

Book Exchange Theme: Fabric


UAF Rasmuson Library Display
Box Books

Newly installed is a display of Box Books created by WinterMester students of Margo Klass. Discover miniature worlds within the niches of these books, including a collection of vintage sewing notions, an homage to road kill, whimsical collections of sea shells, and selections from drawers of memorabilia. 

Many thanks to the following artists: Linda Adamson, Doris Arjio, Susan Campbell, Dawn Frazier, Susheila Khera, Mary Maisch, Stephanie Strandberg, Corlis Taylor, and Bobbi Travis.

A Complete Guide to Designing and Crafting Hand-Bound Books

Published by the Center for Book Arts in New York. For over four decades, they have worked to define what a book is and what a book can be.  Bookforms will take you through every aspect of bookmaking - from handling tools  to understanding why specific materials are used to connect ideas to the perfect structure. Each technique is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and images. 

Paper Birches
New Arrivals

Paper Birches, the Guild's supply source, has a new shipment of book-making tools, including paste brushes, graduated metal edges, awls, bone folders, and much more. Almost everything a book artist needs!



The Folk School
Wood Fest 2019
Thursday - Sunday, May 9 - 12
A celebration of wood and the craft that surrounds this resource. 
Classes, presentations, and demonstrations open to the public.

More information  here

Curated by Robert Bolick
Bookmarking Book Art:  The Colophon and the Left-over "i"

This blog entry discusses the colophon which has been a subject of great interest to many guild members. Here we found the term "colophonic booklet," the perfect term to describe the booklet added to IMPRINTS, used to list everyone in the NBG community who contributed to its publication.

Read full post here.

UAF Summer Sessions
3D Bookmaking: Box Books
with Margo Klass
May 31 - June 1 and 2, 2019
3 spaces left!

Information available here.


IMPRINTS Publication
Members' Event
Friday, May 17,  5:30 - 7pm
More information above

Program Meeting
Stone  Weavings
Inspired by Beaver Creek
Sunday, May 19, 1-3pm
NBG Studio
Book Exchange: Fabric

Special Guest Lecture
A New Chapter: Book Conservation after the 1966 Florence Flood
Presented by Juliayn Coleman
Monday, June 10,  7 pm
Noel Wien Library
More information to come

NEXT Program Meeting
Paper Surface Design
Sunday, July 21, 1-3pm
NBG Studio
Book Exchange: Found Objects


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