Howson Gallery exhibition features paper and book artists
Spirit Book 35 by Susan Gaylord.
The Howson Gallery at Judson Park presents “Marking Time and Mapping the Spirit: Two Artists of the Natural World,” Sept. 21–Oct. 28. The show features the work of internationally known papermaking and book artists Susan Gaylord and India Flint. The opening reception is Friday, Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. The Howson Gallery is located at Judson Park retirement community, 1801 Chestnut Hills Drive, in Cleveland Heights. For information and gallery hours, call 216-791-2885.
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, book artist, has been working as a visual artist since the late 1970s. She is best known for the Spirit Book Series, and her website, www.makingbooks.com. She blogs at www.susangaylord.com, and teaches and lectures about book arts. Her work is in the library collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the University of Arizona, Wellesley College and Yale University.
India Flint, textile artist and dye developer, completed an M.A. in visual arts from the University of South Australia, researching eucalyptus dyes for textiles. She is the author of three books, and her work is represented in museum collections in Europe and Australia. Flint always travels with a small cauldron and large pockets, collecting windfalls and dyeing cloth as she wanders. For more information, visit her website www.indiaflint.com.
The Howson Gallery show is presented in conjunction with Watermarks 2012, an international papermaking conference hosted in Cleveland, Oct. 17–20, by the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation. More than 300 artists, arts administrators and educators, many of whom are members of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Artists (IAPMA) and the Friends of Dard Hunter, will convene at the Morgan Conservatory for this four-day educational event. In addition to the Watermarks conference, the public may also enjoy the annual Octavofest, a series of events throughout the month of October that celebrate the book and paper arts. For information about the conference, visit www.morganconservatory.org.
Kim Sergio Inglis
Rob Lucarelli is director of communications for Judson Services Inc.