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Books & Paper P Summer Session 2

Books & Paper Summer Session 2
June 5–June 17
Jo Stealey
Sculpting with Handmade Paper

Explore the sculptural potential of handmade paper through casting, forming, and draping processes using found or cloth molds, permanent armatures, and a variety of plant fibers, including cotton, abaca, flax, and kozo. We’ll investigate methods for producing high shrinkage, skin-like membranes and layered, transparent surfaces. We’ll incorporate layered paper, pulp painting, collage, drawing, and more, and we’ll pay special attention to personal artistic vision and translating other media into paper. All levels. Papermaking studio.

Professor of fibers and founding director of the School of Visual Studies at University of Missouri-Columbia; other teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Pensacola State (FL), University of Arkansas-Fort Smith; exhibitions: Havana Biennial 2015 (Cuba), Cedarhurst Museum (IL), Sager Reeves Gallery (MO), Windgate Gallery (AR); co-curator and author for the traveling exhibition Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America; collections: National Portrait Gallery Library (DC). 

jostealey.com@jostealey.art

Jo Stealey, Those Who Keep the World Running Smoothly, flax, waxed linen, forged steel, 24 x 20 x 6 inches
Jo Stealey, Those Who Keep the World Running Smoothly, flax, waxed linen, forged steel, 24 x 20 x 6 inches