Echoes – Women’s Caucus for Art group show – Galatea Fine Art, SOWA, Boston

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Echoes, Women’s Caucus for Art group exhibition celebrates the renewal of the Boston chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. The work illustrates the resonance and richness that echoes can reveal in our changing lives. This theme is especially relevant with the resurgence of feminist activism – the so-called “third wave”. Feb. 28 to March 31, 2018 at Galatea Fine Art, Boston. Opening reception during SOWA’s first Friday, March 2 from 6-8pm.

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Paste Papers Workshop – Hajosy Arts, Canton – Saturday, January 6

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Paste Papers Workshop with Cristina Hajosy in her home studio. Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10am to 4pm. All materials and lunch included. Paste Paper, one of the earliest forms of decorative papers, is commonly used for bookbinding, as well as calligraphy, printmaking, collage, stamping, and origami. Paste Paper is created using acrylic paint or similar pigments mixed in a suspension of paste. After being applied to a dampened sheet of paper, the colored paste can be patterned by pulling various utensils across the paste. Design your own paper patterns!

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Artist’s Bookmaking Open Studio Workshop – Hajosy Arts – December 12 and 14

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Experience an open studio bookmaking workshop with Cristina this fall! You’ll chose the book structure, the papers, the book cloth, all the materials you’ll need to complete a personal artist’s book. With 20 different techniques from which to choose, the hybrid possibilities are endless. Have a series of prints, photos, or personal ephemera that needs the perfect portfolio or handmade box? Have a specific book structure in mind? These days will provide a creative, open environment that is structured to be an introduction for beginners or an open studio for intermediate or advanced students.

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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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