Sunday, October 18, 2009

MCBA/Jerome Fellowship

Minnesota Center for Book Arts announced the selection of four recipients for Series X of the MCBA Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowships:

Bethany Kalk, artist and art educator

Anna King, printmaking artist

Cecilia Ramón, artist and art educator

Joanne Price, wood engraver and printmaking artist

Here is how they summarized my project:
"A careful exploration of nature takes shape in Kalk’s proposed bookwork. From one specific spot on the bank of the Mississippi River, she will document the landscape as well as found minutiae in drawings, paintings and video. These representations will be reproduced through digital printing and screenprinting, then combined with text (documentary and/or commissioned site-specific poetry) in a hand-bound bookwork produced in an edition of 15. Original paintings, drawings and video will accompany the book in exhibition."

I've scouted up and down a section of the Mississippi this weekend and have decided which site to work from. Its at the North Mississippi Regional Park, right across from the small island. Here are shots looking north, directly in front, and to the south at the 42nd bridge.