Sunday, January 18, 2009

Michelle Wilson and Rocinante Press on NEXUS Radio

On February 1, from 2-4 PM, I will be participating in a Zine Reading on Nexus Radio, the current project at Nexus Foundation for Today's Art. Organized by Katie Haegele of The Lala Theory, I will be reading from both the Spanish and English versions of the Migratory Books.

Other readers will be in attendance, including Bonnie MacAllister. Nexus Foundation for Today's Art is located at 1400 North American Street, on the first floor of the Crane Arts Building, in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood. Hope to see some of you there!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Aquifer - New Book for 2009

As an exercise in bringing more spontaneity into my studio, my first book of the new year, Aquifer, is now complete. This unique accordion book is made from lithographs hand-painted with watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and carborundum. Text tip-ins are ink jet printed on handmade Japanese Gampi made by the artist in the nagashizuki method. More handmade paper, an abaca blend with subtle metallic pigment, has been used for the cover.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Upcoming Residency through Appel Farm

This spring I have been invited to be the Artist-In-Residence at Vineland High School in Vineland, NJ, through the Appel Farm Artist-In-Residence Program. The students and I will be collaborating on an installation that will premier at the Vineland Public Library, and then tour to various other sites in New Jersey.

This residency will focus on students reactions to war both past and present. It will involve interviews with veterans from WWII and our current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Check back here for updates as this project progresses!