The Bibliographical Press at Yale University Library, and the Yale Program in the History of the Book at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, are delighted to offer a series of events about hand papermaking, which is open to the public.
Join artists Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan of the Peace Paper Project on Wednesday, September 3 and Thursday, September 4, 2014. Drew Matott received his MFA in Book & Paper Arts from Columbia College-Chicago and his BFA in Printmaking from the Buffalo State College. He co-founded the Green Door Studio, People's Republic of Paper, the Combat Paper Project, BluSeed Paper Mill, Free Your Mind Press, Peace Paper Project, and Panty Pulping. Margaret Mahan co-directs Peace Paper Project, with a focus on Panty Pulping. She received her BA in English from Saint Michael's College. She also studied with Antioch University in Bodh Gaya, India, and with the University of Rhode Island in Salamanca, Spain. Her love for poetry and creative writing brought her to be an editor for the Onion River Review, Vice President of Publications for the Friends of Dard Hunter, and a writer for Hand Papermaking, Inc. Matott and Mahan will be on the Yale campus for two days participating in multiple public events.
The morning of Wednesday, September 3 will feature historic papermaking techniques with five demonstrations scheduled on the half hour between 10 am and 12 noon. The two artists will work as a team to pull and couch sheets of paper from a vat of pulp, showing how paper was made in Europe for centuries. In the afternoon starting at 2pm, we invite the campus community to try their hand at pulling a sheet of paper and creating an image with the pulp painting process. With coaching from Matott and Mahan, everyone is welcome to create a unique sheet of paper, which will be available for pick-up from the Arts Library after it is dry. The artists will be creating the pulp from which the paper will be pulled using a bicycle-powered beater. Morning and afternoon papermaking events will be on the Beinecke Plaza.
Thursday, September 4 will present an opportunity for the campus community to see Peace Paper Project’s handmade paper in use at The Bibliographical Press at Sterling Memorial Library. The two artists and several “Bib Press” docents will present five letterpress printing demonstrations on the half hour between 10 am and 12 noon. Keepsakes will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Finally, join the artists in the Sterling Memorial Library International Room at 4pm to learn about the history and goals of the Peace Paper Project through an illustrated talk.
For more details, please contact Jae Rossman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-432-4439