Guest Artist

Shawn Sheehy

October 7October 28, 2011

KBAC Gallery
Opening reception Oct. 7 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m.

Shawn Sheehy

Honeybee from "Beyond the 6th Extinction"

Honeybee from "Beyond the 6th Extinction"

The KBAC is pleased to present a lecture, workshop, and exhibition by Shawn Sheehy, a nationally recognized book artist. Sheehy combines paper engineering and paper making with an interest in biology and cultural evolution to produce sculptural pop-up books. Shawn has taught workshops at the Paper & Book Intensive, Penland School of Crafts, the Centers for Book Arts in Chicago and New York, and many other venues across the U.S. His commercial pop-up clients include American Greetings and Pee-Wee Herman. For more about Shawn’s work visit: www.shawnsheehy.com

Shawn Sheehy: Process in Action

Oct. 7–28; Opening reception Oct. 7 during Art Hop, 6 to 9 p.m. – Shawn Sheehy is known primarily as a paper engineer—creating sculptural pop-up artist books with environmental themes—but he is also a letterpress printer, papermaker, bookbinder and designer. Aside from featuring several of his artist books, this show will also include broadsides, maquettes and other random process ephemera.

Concept to Action: Artist’s Pop-up Books

Thurs., Oct. 6, 4 to 6 p.m., Waldo Library, Special Collections, Edwin and Mary Meader Room – Shawn Sheehy will give a talk, co-sponsored by the Waldo Library Special Collections, on the process of creating a pop-up book, from conception to construction, showing several artists’ work including examples from the WMU collection. A reception will follow the presentation.

Animated Pop-Up Structures

Sat., Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch break / fee $75 – Bring dimension and life to your artist book! In this workshop you will learn how pop-up and movable structures work together to create a sense of animation. You will assemble a sequence of increasingly complex structures and go home with a collection of 8-10 samples that can be used for further study and practice. Beginners are encouraged; patience is required.