Commonwealth National Podcast

Book Arts Today: Amazing Intersections of All Kinds (9/15/09)

A distinguished panel of Bay Area-based book artists discusses the traditional and contemporary intersections accessible in today's world. Renowned artist Charles Hobson, whose work is archived at Stanford University Libraries, teaches at San Francisco Art Institute and operates Pacific Editions, which publishes limited-edition artist books. Penny Nii is a computer scientist who makes books. Graphic artist Michael Bartalos is working in another medium as the first artist in residence at San Francisco Center for the Book. Emily McVarish, a professor in graphic design and design faculty at Californioa College of the Arts, will moderate. The panel will reference some of the remarkable book arts-related convergences that take place at San Francisco Center for the Book, dedicated to celebrating books and printmaking through workshops, exhibitions, and public events, such as their Steamroller Street Fair “Roadworks” September 19. Prints from previous Roadworks are on exhibit at the Club office from September 14 to October 29.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on September 15, 2009.