Click Selection

Search News Releases:

News Resources
on the Web

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 and location.

  • 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 printing.

      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
All scheduled events in JSU's Kaleidoscope Festival of the Arts 2008 are free of charge, and the public is welcome to attend.

For more information about this year's featured artist, Frank Brannon, see related article.

Submit items for news releases by using the request form at