In conjunction with the 7th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial exhibit at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, the museum hosted three virtual panels. Each conversation featured three artists from the exhibit discussing their work and how they utilize paper in their art.
Recordings of the three panels are now available on the Paper Museum’s YouTube channel.
In Paper as Installation artists Sanaz Haghani, David Klos, and Kimberly McWhorter discussed their motivations for translating poignant contemporary topics into paper installations. Triennial founder, Lynn Sures also speaks about how the exhibition developed over time. In Paper as Surface artists Michael Whitehead, Melanie Mauro, and Anela Oh discussed the pulp painting technique as an aesthetic and its potential as a communicative tool. In Paper as Book artists Ben Illuzada, Elise Hochhalter, and Shoko Nakamura delved into the boundless potential of book arts and the various configurations in which paper is transformed into a “book”.
Museum Director Virginia Howell says, "We are delighted to be able to share this content with people who weren't able to attend the initial conversation. There is so much innovation and creativity in the art included in the Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial, that hearing about how it came into existence is inspiring. We are looking forward to following all of the careers of the speakers as well as the others in the exhibit."
We hope you will enjoy watching the edited recordings of the lecture series and join us for future programming!