REMINDER: Visiting Artist, Laura Anderson Barbata, Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18

In conjunction with her exhibition, Among Tender Roots at the Center for Book and Paper, Laura Anderson Barbata will deliver the following lectures. Put it on your calendar!

Wednesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m.

Among Tender Roots

Laura Anderson Barbata

916 S Wabash, Room 150

In this illustrated lecture, the artist will discuss the origin and development of her work, relating the experience of bringing a studio practice into the community and showing examples of the culturally enriching

and economically sustainable work that her projects have generated.

Thursday, March 18

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

STUDIO VISITS with Laura Anderson Barbata

Sign up available on Faculty Office Door, 916 S Wabash, 2nd floor

Thursday, March 18

Making Books in the Rainforest: The Shapono School in Alto Orinoco

Professor Alvaro Gonzalez Bastidas, IDEA Institute, Caracas

Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Project Leader, Yanomami Owë Mamotima

916 S Wabash, Room 150

IDEA’s Shapono School, located in Alto Orinoco, deep in the rainforest, is part of an ongoing project intended to preserve and promote Yanomami culture. Papermaking, introduced to the Yanomami by artist Laura Anderson Barbata in the early ‘90s, has become a central part of the school’s activities. Paper and bookmaking classes are taught there with the intent of gathering into book form the Yanomami cultural heritage. An ongoing series in both the native language and Spanish, the handmade books will record and preserve stories and teachings heretofore transmitted only in the oral tradition.

Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe, Yanomami project leader for the book initiative, is expected to appear with Prof. Gonzalez. It is extremely rare for Yanomami to travel outside Venezuela, and the Center for Book andPaper Arts is deeply honored by this auspicious visit.

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