Howson Gallery at Judson Park presents “Marking Time and Mapping the Spirit: Two Artists of the Natural World” Sept. 21-Oct. 28

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The Howson Gallery at Judson Park presents “Marking Time and Mapping the Spirit: Two Artists of the Natural World,” September 21-October 28, 2012, featuring the work of internationally known papermaking and book artists Susan Gaylord and India Flint. Opening reception is Friday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m. The Howson Gallery is located at Judson Park retirement community, 1801 Chestnut Hills Drive, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106. Call (216) 791-2885 for gallery hours. Free admission.

“Marking Time and Mapping the Spirit: Two Artists of the Natural World” is presented in conjunction with Watermarks 2012, an international papermaking conference hosted in Cleveland, October 17-20, 2012 by the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation. Over 300 artists, arts administrators and educators, many of whom are members of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Artists (IAPMA) and the Friends of Dard Hunter, will convene at The Morgan Conservatory for this four-day educational event. In addition to the Watermarks conference, the public may also enjoy the annual Octavofest, a series of events throughout the month of October that celebrate the book and paper arts.

About Susan Gaylord (Book Artist)                                                                                                                     Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord has been working as a visual artist since the late 1970s. Ten years of calligraphic work were followed by involvement in book arts where she is best known for the Spirit Book Series and her website, www.makingbooks.com. She currently blogs at www.susangaylord.com, teaches and lectures about book arts and her journey as an artist, and works with hand-lettering, digital compositions, and bookmaking. Her work is in the library collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the University of Arizona, Wellesley College, and Yale University. It has also been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and in Canada and Korea, including the Center for Book Arts in New York City; the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Massachusetts; the University of Indiana Art Gallery in Indianapolis; the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and the Seungnam Book Fair in Seungnam, Korea.

About India Flint (Textile artist; dye developer)
India Flint was born in Melbourne, Australia and has led a peripatetic life with pillows at various times in Quebec, Vermont, Germany, and Austria. Her textile practice embraces art, theatre, science, and fashion. In 2001, Flint completed an MA in visual arts from the University of South Australia, researching eucalyptus dyes for textiles. She has authored three books: Felt (2008) ; Eco Colour (2008); and Second Skin (2011). Represented in museum collections in Europe and Australia, she has undertaken costume commissions for Leigh Warren & Dancers as well as the West Australian Ballet. The distinctive eco-print that marks all her work is one of her most significant discoveries. Flint always travels with a small cauldron and with large pockets, collecting windfalls and dyeing cloth as she wanders. For more information, visit her web site www.indiaflint.com.

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