Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Grand Exhibition

OK, Margaret's words, not mine. But, we did finalize on all the words for the exhibit today. This is for the book project with the seniors.

I've been calling it "MiT," which stands for Moment in Time; that was my original project name when I applied for the grant.

I never did care for that name though. So this is the John Wilson Special Collections exhibit title, subtitle, and write-up (thanks to Jim Carmin, the JWSC library who helped put it together):

Relay/Replay: Artist’s Books that Illuminate the Creative Lives of the Elderly

November 15 – December 31, 2008

Portland artist Shu-Ju Wang spent eight months working with four seniors at various stages of memory loss. Through conversation, painting, printmaking, and collage, she engaged these delightful individuals; together they created artwork that became the foundation to this collection of artist's books. Shu-Ju has been making artist’s books using the Print Gocco for 10 years, and this collection draws heavily on her skills as a Gocco printer and book maker.

Also, please join us in the John Wilson Special Collections on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 1:00 PM for an informal talk by the artist about this project (which was funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council).

For more information contact Jim Carmin, John Wilson Special Collections Librarian at 503-988-6287; or


Outside of that, I've been busy catching up on Portland Open Studios work for a couple of days. Finally finished the profile I've been working on for the last 2 months on Shelley Hershberger, another artist. That should go up on the Portland Open Studios blog on Saturday.

Random Movie of the week: Brideshead Revisited. Although it was a fine movie, it was clear that there was so much more going on than could really be condensed into a 2+ hour movie.


margaret said...

Ah, I do love a grand exhibition. Now what to do from now until Nov. 15? I know, prepare for Portland Open Studios! I'm excited to finally see your collaborations with the seniors; it sounds like a neat project.

fingerstothebone said...

What to do?! What to do?! Are you kidding me, I am so NOT ready for this grand exhibit. I still need to complete 2 more books, in editions of 20 each.

Portland Open Studios isn't even on my radar yet, except for what I need to do as a board member.

gl. said...

i'm really looking forward to this.