Altered Books: A Workshop with Evelyn Patricia Terry

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 10 am-3 pm

Altered Books: A Workshop with Evelyn Patricia Terry, 5/19/19

Fee: $70/ $63 members
Registration: Advance registration required. Register online or by phone at 414-446-8794.

Artist Evelyn Patricia Terry is offering a series of workshops in conjunction with her exhibition at Lynden, America's Favor/Guests Who Came to Dinner (and Stayed!) The exhibition includes 13 of her unique artist books, often made by altering old books found in thrift stores. For the books on display, Terry repurposed her old work, particularly prints, collaging them on second-hand books and embellishing them with scraps of leather, textiles, and her own hair.

In this workshop, Terry will guide you through the process of transforming an old board book (of the kind given to children) into an artist book. She will start by demonstrating how to make a bookbinding press, and you’ll be able to take yours home with you to continue your bookmaking adventures. Then, using a variety of techniques—collage, sewing, mark-making--you’ll prepare and alter your own book, creating a personal art object.

Feel free to bring an old book you’d like to alter (we will also have some available) and personal materials you might want to use: old artwork, images, handmade papers, small objects to attach to the cover. Bring a bag lunch and beverages.

About Evelyn Patricia Terry
Evelyn Patricia Terry is a full time professional visual artist, presenter, writer and art collector based in Milwaukee. She works across many media: printmaking, drawing, painting, installation, and public art. During her long career, she has garnered awards, fellowships, grants, and commendations for community work with students and other artists. Concentrating on printmaking, she earned both a BFA and an MS in Visual Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago after Ruth Milofsky, a UWM arts education professor and mentor, set up a fund to give her a deadline to go back to school so she might be better prepared as an artist.

In 2012, Terry received the Wisconsin Visual Artist Lifetime Achievement Award from a Wisconsin consortium of art and humanity organizations. In 2014 the Milwaukee Arts Board honored her with their Artist of the Year Award. Terry’s work is internationally exhibited and collected; over 400 private, corporate, and public collections own her artwork including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, the Racine Art Museum and the Wright Museum of Art at Beloit College. From 2016 through 2018, several universities—including UWM, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Duke University--acquired Terry’s hand-constructed artists’ books. In 2009, influenced by Dr. Margaret Burroughs, a visual artist, poet, and founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History, and by Chicago art consultant Susan Woodson, Terry founded the Terry McCormick Contemporary Fine and Folk Art Gallery, a home-based gallery, following the death of her partner, self-taught folk artist George Ray McCormick, Sr.


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