Binding Communities Events

Several events and talks are planned in conjunction with the exhibit.

March 14, 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

Opening reception and talk with Bill Fisher, San Antonio lawyer and rare book collector.
Ottenheimer Library, Room 535
Free and open to the public

March 17, 5:00 p.m. (Friday)

Lecture/artist talk by Steven Miller, book artist
Fine Arts Building, Room 161
Free and open to the public

March 18 & 19, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)

“Get Under the Covers. Let’s Make Books!”
Bookmaking workshop with Steven Miller, book artist
Applied Design Studio, University Plaza 300
Participation limited. RSVP to Mia Hall at mphall@ualr.edu

March 29, 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)

Bookmaking workshop and mini-lecture: “The Committed Art of the Book”
David Clemons, book artist, and Erin Finzer, Vigía scholar
Applied Design Studio, University Plaza 300
Participation limited. RSVP to Mia Hall at mphall@ualr.edu

April 6, 3:00 p.m. (Thursday)

“Up Close and Personal: Student Presentations of Select Vigía Books”
Ottenheimer Library, Room 535
Free and open to the public

April 12, 5:00 p.m. (Wednesday)

Screening of Ediciones Vigía: Poetíca Visual/Visual Poetics with scholar-led tour of exhibit by Dr. Erin Finzer
Ottenheimer Library, Room 535
Free and open to the public

April 18, 11:30 a.m. (Tuesday)

Closing reception and lecture by Vigía scholar and filmmaker, Dr. Juanamaría Cordones-Cook
Ottenheimer Library, Room 535
Free and open to the public

Biographies

Juanamaría Cordones-Cook (PhD, University of Kansas) is a Professor of Spanish at the University of Missouri. Her extensive publications and documentary films focus on the Afro-Hispanic experience, and she collaborates regularly with Ediciones Vigía in Cuba.

Bill Fisher (JD, University of Texas Law School) is a San Antonio attorney whose private library of Latin American rare books includes the world’s largest Ediciones Vigía collection. He practices tax law with Wilkins, Finston and Friedman, LLP, and was listed in the Best Lawyers in America from 2008-2015.

Erin Finzer (PhD, University of Kansas) is Associate Professor of Spanish and Department Chair of World Languages at UA Little Rock. She specializes in Latin American literature and cultural studies.

Steve Miller founded the Red Ozier Press in 1976, a fine press devoted to creating literary first editions in handmade limited editions. He is the proprietor of Red Hydra Press, where his current work often revolves around collaborative book projects with Cuban artists and poets. He is currently a professor at the University of Alabama, where he teaches letterpress printing and hand papermaking. Miller was awarded the 2012 Distinguished Career Award by the College Book Art Association and honored at the New York Center for Book Arts in 2013 for his contributions to the field. He is vice-chair of the Penland School of Crafts Board of Trustees.

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