August 11, 2010

Upcoming Workshop with Jim Canary!

Our workshop coordinators are fine-tuning the details of a fall workshop sponsored by the Northwest Chapter of the GBW, to be held in Portland over the weekend of October 23 and 24. This will be an opportunity to learn the history and craft of making a book from start to finish the Himalayan way. Jim Canary will take you from papermaking to printmaking and bookbinding over the course of the two-day workshop. We will announce additional details when they're available--this is your official first notice to get excited and mark your calendar. Jim will also give a talk on Friday evening, Oct 22, at 23 Sandy Gallery.

Jim Canary is the head of conservation of Indiana University Bloomington's Lilly Library. He completed graduate studies in Tibetan and has traveled extensively in the Himalayas studying papermaking, calligraphy and printing. He has been a project member of the organization Paper Road/Tibet since 1994, and coordinates conservation work in Lhasa as part of the International Tibetan Archives Preservation Project. Those who have attended his workshops give them rave reviews.

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