“Printmaking And Book Arts In Situ”
April 4th and 5th, 2013

The 2013 Inland Center symposium at Bradley University presented
conversations about the production of visual culture in the Midwest.
The 2-day event was unique in that it concentrated on the nature
of Prints and Artists Books in the region. To more fully represent
the structure and history of these mediums we included studio
demonstrations by two of the most respected practitioners of their
disciplines. We also screened “Midwest Matrix”, a documentary
about the history of Midwest Printmaking and offered lectures and a
panel discussion with national leaders in Printmaking and Book Arts.

The symposium took place with the “34th Bradley International
Print & Drawing Exhibition” as its backdrop. Two specially curated
Book Arts Exhibitions ran concurrently – “Bookness” at Bradley’s
Hartmann Gallery and “Endpapers” at Peoria’s Backspace Collective.

The symposium was free and open to the public.


5:00pm-6:00pm: Keynote Address, Stephen Goddard, Horowitz
Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center
6:00-8:30pm : Hartmann Gallery Reception for “Bookness”, Artist Book
Exhibition with Ken Botnick, Karen Kunc, and Julie Leonard


9:30am : Print Demo: Karen Kunc , Heuser Art Center Room 312
9:30am : Book Arts Demo: Julie Leonard, Heuser Art Center Room 202
11:00am : Film, “Midwest Matrix” introduced by director Susan Goldman, in 130 Westlake Hall
12:30am : Lunch break and review of the Bradley International, Heuser Art Gallery.
2:00pm : Panel Discussion. Paul Krainak (moderator), Susan Goldman, Karen Kunc, Julie Leonard, Regin Igloria, in 116 Westlake Hall
5:00pm : Closing Lecture, Ken Botnick, Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar
Global Communications Center.
6:00pm : Backspace Reception for “Endpapers” Artist Book exhibition juried by
Regin Igloria.

Stephen Goddard is the curator of the Spencer Museum of Art at the
University of Kansas. He has organized over forty print exhibitions and
teaches the history of printmaking. He is a former president of the Print
Council of America. Many of Goddard’s recent projects have involved
partnerships with colleagues in the sciences. His recent exhibitions include
Trees and Other Ramifications: Branches in Art and Culture; and The Scale
of Climate Change, Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing.

Ken Botnick is a printer/publisher of limited editions, publication designer,
and Professor of Art at Washington University in Saint Louis. He is the
first Director of the university’s nationally recognized Kranzberg Book
Studio. Botnick is also the former Executive Director of the Penland School
of Crafts and his work is found in collections around the world, including
The Library of Congress, The Getty Center for Humanities, The Bodleian
Library, The Newberry Library, the Yale Arts of the Book Collection, and
many others.

Karen Kunc is the Willa Cather Professor of Art at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work can be found in many public collections
including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the University of Washington,
Seattle, the Jyvaskyla Art Museum in Finland and Bradley University. Kunc
has had one-person exhibitions at dozens of galleries throughout the United
States and in the Czech Republic, Japan and Finland. In 2007, Kunc received
the prestigious Printmaker Emeritus Award at the 36th annual conference of
The Southern Graphics Council.

Julie Leonard is a Professor of Art at the University of Iowa and is
the Director of the University’s Center for the Book where she teaches
Book Arts & Graphic Design. She works on her own one-of-a-kind and
editioned artists’ books, as well as commission work, limited production
and edition binding. Her works have been acquired by private collectors
and special collections libraries, including The Ruth & Marvin Sackner
Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, Ringling School of Art & Design,
the University of Delaware Special Collections, and numerous others. She
currently serves on the Boards of Penland School of Crafts and the College
Book Art Association.

Susan Goldman is an internationally recognized artist and master printer
who owns and operates Lily Press, in Rockville, MD. She is professor
of printmaking and master printer for Navigation Press at George Mason
University, Fairfax, VA. Goldman recently directed “Midwest Matrix”, an
documentary video on the fine art printmaking tradition of the American
Midwest. The program is built from interviews Midwestern artist/teachers
with international reputations and their students.

Regin Igloria maintains a studio practice revolving around teaching and
arts administration. He teaches studio courses at Marwen, a nonprofit youth
arts organization, where he has also served as program and exhibitions
coordinator. His teaching experience includes the Anderson Ranch Arts
Center, Rhode Island School of Design, Terra Museum of American Art,
Kenosha Institute of Art, and has given various workshops throughout the
Chicago area. Currently he serves as the Director of Artists-In-Residence at
The Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, IL. Gallery in Chicago. He is the
founder and director of North Branch, a project space in Chicago which is a
resource for community bookbinding projects.

Paul Krainak, Chair of the Art Department at Bradley University and
Founder and Director of the Inland Visual Studies Center

Erin Buczynski, Director of Bradley University Galleries and Associate
Director of the Inland Visual Studies Center.

Oscar Gillespie, Professor of printmaking at Bradley University and
Director of Cradle Oak Press

Robert Rowe, Professor of Graphic Design and Bradley University and
teaches Bookarts.