26 February 2008
Department of Art's Schedule
for Kaleidoscope Events
Featuring Artwork of Frank Brannon, Jr.
JSU's Department of Arts is featuring artwork of Frank Brannon, Jr. for the
Kaleidoscope events sponsored this year. Displays of Brannon's artwork will be available for viewing at Hammond Hall Gallery,
the Lobby Case in Houston Cole Library, and in the lobby of the Berman Museum of World History. See schedule below for viewing dates
All scheduled events in JSU's Kaleidoscope Festival of the Arts 2008 are
free of charge, and the public is welcome to attend.
Tuesday, Feb. 26 to March 14
- Of Books and Boats:
Paperworks by Frank Brannon
Hammond Hall Gallery, JSU
Opening Reception Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7-9 p.m.
Gallery Talk with Frank Brannon that Evening
- Tuesday, Feb. 26 to March 14
- Book Arts: Letterpress Books and Broadsides from the SpeakEasy Press
Houston Cole Library Lobby Case
- Tuesday, Feb. 26 to March 31
- Friday, Feb. 29
- Introduction to Papermaking
Drop by Demonstration and Introduction to
Papermaking with Frank Brannon
Ceramic Studio, Carlisle Hall - 9-11 a.m.
- Pizza and Paper
Join us for lunch before the 12:00 presentation.
Hammond Hall, Room 113 - 11:30 a.m.
- Can't You Buy that at Walmart: Searching for a Papermaker's Aesthetic
Presentation and Discussion with Frank Brannon
Hammond Hall, Room 113 - 12:00 Noon
Lecture: Frank Brannon, Jr.: "Can't You Buy
That at Wal-Mart?: Searching for a Book Arts Aesthetic"
The first Native
American newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, was published from 1828 to 1834 in
what is today northern Georgia. Newspaper articles were printed in English and
in Cherokee using the Sequoyan syllabary.
While the Phoenix is a prized asset to any library, scholarship describing the newspaper's
print shop is scarce. Frank Brannon's research regarding the Phoenix explores three primary
items used in printing the newspaper: the metal printing type, the press, and the paper used in
Brannon will present his research on the Phoenix print shop and the
Cherokee syllabary. A special focus of the talk will be a description of the
limited edition monograph produced from the research, which was printed in
traditional letterpress manner with handmade paper and bound in a style
evocative of early 19th-century bindings west of the Appalachians. Visit
Brannon's Web site at www.speakeasypress.com.
For more information about this year's featured artist, Frank Brannon, see related article.
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