photo: Insert artbook cover by Emily Warner, artbook by Nadia Korths, prose by Pam Martin.
Artbooks Capture the Moment
For eight weeks, every Thursday morning, a group of women have been handprinting and writing prose at the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library in Tupper Lake. On display during the reception for the Print, Prose, ‘n’ Recycle Art Show on Thursday, July 11th, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. will be the fruits of their labor: artbooks, individual prints and group pieces. The art books and a sampling of the individual prints and group pieces will be on display through August 11th.
Teaching artist Nadia Korths describes her goal, “I seek to experience the present as much as possible in my work. Threads of commonality – of connection often emerge between medias created during the same time period. The artbooks, with prints on the page across from prose both created the same day, give viewers an opportunity to explore the unplanned threads.”
The eight session workshop participants, mostly untrained in the visual arts, made in-the-moment prints with objects found that week. Korths said, “Their willingness to experiment is evident in all of the prints. Each of the final pieces is distinctive, truly reflective of the individual.”
The prose, written during each workshop, describes something they had seen, felt, heard, and/or tasted that week. Korths said, “I was captivated by the readings. They ranged from nature sightings to reflective pieces.” Each participant will read a piece at 10:30 a.m. during the reception in the library’s Community Room (waterfront entrance).
The Goff-Nelson Memorial Library in Tupper Lake, NY received funding for this Lifetime Arts Program which is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Westchester Library System, AARP Foundation, American Library Association, New York State Council of the Arts, and the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation.