FAU artist in residence to create paper from algae

[USA] In 2011, award-winning artist and poet Helen Salzberg created an artist in residence program at Florida Atlantic University’s Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, which recently honored seven recipients of the program.

The seven Salzberg artists whose works are featured in the exhibition are Dorothy Simpson Krause, FAU graduate Lorna Ruth Galloway, Paula Marie Gourley, Tom Virgin, Julia Arredondo, Stephanie Wolff and FAU graduate Brooke Frank.

“We are very grateful for Helen Salzberg’s vision and generosity in establishing this esteemed program at the Wimberly Library and at FAU,” Carol Hixson, dean of University Libraries at FAU, said in a statement.

“The Jaffe Center and the Libraries are here to enrich the lives of our students,” she said. “The artists in residence have touched the lives of hundreds of students and people in the community through their workshops, studio work and gallery talks.”

Two exhibits created by these artists – “Dialogue Revisited” and “Dialogue Book + Art by Dorothy Simpson Krause” will run concurrently through Aug. 3 at the Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.

“Dialogue Revisited” features collages and paintings by Salzberg and book works that the artists produced during the semester-long program, which brings artists to the Jaffe Center to teach and work for a semester.

“Dialogue Book + Art by Dorothy Simpson Krause,” the center’s first resident, reflects her career as a collage artist, painter and bookmaker.

Beginning her residence as the eighth Salzberg artist in residence is former Boynton Beach resident Ingrid Schindall, 26, owner of the studio IS Projects in Fort Lauderdale, which produces letter press, fine art printing and book arts.

A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Schindall studied print making with a concentration in book arts.

“I’m very excited for this opportunity to be the Salzberg artist in residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts,” she said.

Schindall said she hopes to explore new techniques in paper and print making working with seaweed and a macroalgae called Chaetomorpha to make paper at the beach. In preparation for this project, she has been growing the algae for months.

Jaffe Center director John Cutrone said, “We experience a new kind of energy with each new Salzberg resident and I can’t wait to begin working with Ingrid.”

“She’s done amazing things since opening IS Projects in Fort Lauderdale and has been at the forefront of building a community built around paper making, printing and bookbinding,” he said. “I find the idea of building bridges between Ingrid’s community and the Jaffe Center’s community really exciting.”

Part of Schindall’s project is her oeuvre, producing an artist book edition titled “Tidal,” which was created from handmade paper and imagery complete with monologues and prose poems, short texts about life and the architecture of thought.

Her vision is to compare the ebb and flow of thoughts to those of the tides.

“‘Tidal’ is a book of short prose poems that probes the stream of consciousness and our relationship, as humans, to the ocean,” Schindall wrote.

She will explore paper-making experiments using algae that will connect paper making and performance to the ocean.

“I’m looking forward to my time as artist in residence,” Schindall said. “It will give me the opportunity to develop my paper- making skills, produce a fine art book and give me time away from my own studio drama to focus on the creation of new work.”

The exhibitions may be viewed during library hours, which are available at library.fau.edu/geninfo/hours.htm?boca or by calling 561-297-3770.

The hours to view Salzberg’s art inside the Jaffe Center are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Monday through Friday. Visitors can park in the metered spaces in the library lot at a cost of $1 per hour. The metered system accepts cash and credit cards. Visit jaffecollection.org.

Artists anywhere in the world who are working in the book arts and other media are encouraged to apply for the residency. The artists are required to use the Jaffe Center’s studios, teach a workshop for FAU students and the general public and mentor FAU students. The stipend for the artist is $5,000 per semester.

Admission to both exhibitions is free and open to everyone.


Photo: Left to right, seated, John Cutrone, director of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU’s Wimberly Library; Carol Hixson, dean of University Libraries at FAU; Ingrid Schindall, current artist in residence; artist and poet Helen Salzberg; and Dorothy Simpson Krause, Brooke Frank and Tom Virgin, past artists in residence, honor the seven recipients of the artist in residence program. (Florida Atlantic University / Courtesy)

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