Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2017 – September 23 and 24

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It’s that time of year again. Art market, craft fairs, and holiday shows! Get an early start to your holiday and gift shopping. Find the perfect artwork for your home. Or treat yourself to some handmade art supplies to create your own treasures. I’ll be inside the Eliot School with my fellow faculty artists. Drop by for a visit! Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24 from 11am to 6pm in Jamaica Plain, Boston.

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Paste Papers – Studio Workshop – Wednesday, August 30

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Come join Cristina in her studio for this workshop – Paste Papers. Experience a full day of creativity while learning this popular art technique. Introduced in the Middle Ages in Northern Europe, Paste Paper is a decorative paper technique that produces highly textured surface design. In our contemporary context, we can jump past it’s initial uses in bookbinding to more varied ideas like stationary, gift wrap, packaging, home decor, as well as unlimited fine art areas like collage, assemblage, and mixed media. Perfectly suited to a one-day workshop, this fast-paced, hands-on art experience will be fun, messy, and you’ll leave with a mountain of beautiful papers.

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Artist’s Books Intensive – MassArt Continuing Ed – August 2017

This 2-day intensive will introduce more than a dozen different binds from historical to modern, from streamlined to sculptural. We’ll explore the connections between content and structure, outside vs. inside, and layers of meaning for interesting, engaging visual books. Additional book projects will include: Flag books, star books, lotus books, scrolls, and boxes.

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Bookmaking – Flag Books – Private Studio Workshop – February 11, 2017

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Flag books have wonderful sculptural possibilities. With multiple angles of view, they provide interesting double narrative potentials, contrasting viewpoints, or “yin and yang”, if you will. Is it some type of struggle, or perhaps a union? Viewers enjoy the visual movement and performative qualities of flag books. They beg the viewer to play and to keep interacting with the artwork. There so many approaches to content. Excellent for creative poetry, wish lists, sweet nothings, photographs, abstract designs, and more!

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Visual Journaling and the Body – Evening Winter Workshop – New Art Center

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When writing in a personal diary doesn’t resonate with you, perhaps going with a visual expression will. Journaling alongside a medical struggle, the birth of a child, documenting the family’s growth at a reunion, and even as a memorial or tribute to someone special – the personal, reflective nature of the journal can really expand one’s life.

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Japanese Puncture Book Workshop – Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA – August 13, 2016

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This all-day workshop will explore a beloved book structure: the Japanese puncture (or “stab”) binding. This technique is especially useful as it joins individual sheets into a text block. The sheets can be edited and sequenced by the artist, then bound, resequenced, and then bound again and again! Perfect for visual journals, print collections, photo albums, signature books, and upscale scrapbooking, you will find the Japanese puncture book has endless uses. Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Mass. with Cristina Hajosy on Saturday, August 13, 2016

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Commissioned Book Arts – SECHC 2016 HealthCare Hero Awards – Presentation Portfolios

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It’s been lovely to work with South End Community Health Center again this Spring.  I was commissioned to create 16 hand-bound presentation piece for their HealthCare Hero Awards Ceremony. The process began with a vibrant color photograph of a building mural.  A Dream of Sunday Afternoon in Blackstone Park (1998) The mural was directed by Heidi […]

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Crafter’s Carnival at MassArt – Saturday, April 16, 2016

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Come join Cristina and many local artists at this one day arts and craft market. Visit the Artists’ Alley for unique gift ideas for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, spring weddings and birthdays. Bookmaking demonstrations by Hajosy Arts throughout the day. Attend artist lectures on their creative process and the business side of selling and promoting their art.

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Beyond the Book IX – Group Exhibition – Boston Public Library, Brighton branches, Nov 21, 2015 to Jan 23, 2016

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The Book as Art! Here’s your opportunity to explore an amazing selection of artist’s book, altered books, and related book arts. Beyond the Book IX is an exhibition specifically of works of art in book- or book-like form. Meet and greet many of the artists. Light refreshments served at the Opening Reception – Saturday, November 21 from 11am – 1pm. Exhibition runs November 21, 2015 — January 23, 2016 at both Brighton & Faneuil Branches, Boston Public Library

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2015 Holiday Open House – December 5/6

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Come join Cristina at her Holiday Open House! Saturday, December 5 from noon to 8pm and Sunday, December 6 from noon to 6pm. Visit Hajosy Arts for unique holiday gifts, artist’s books, fine art prints and photography, and an intimate look at the art education and creativity that she shares. Gift certificates for private instruction, art playdates, and group classes available! Open House discounts on upcoming art workshops for the Winter term.  Learn more about what Cristina teaches, the techniques and projects that are covered, and how to harness more creativity in your art practice and life.

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