Special Collections at UWM Libraries

Jeffrey Morin, 2006 Ettinger Book Artist Series

Jeffrey MorinIn addition to being the proprietor of sailorBOYpress and the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point, Jeffrey Morin is a nationally-recognized book artist, whose work is represented in many institutions across the country.  Dean Morin will offer a presentation on his artist’s books and the meaning of this work to his life and career.  His work focuses on issues of sacredness, humanity’s self-destructive impulses, the human body as form, the cultural stigmas associated with AIDS and homosexuality in contemporary society, and his own deep interest in paper and typography.

The Ettinger Book Artist Series is co-sponsored by the Ettinger Family Foundation and the UWM Libraries, with additional support from Woodland Pattern Book Center.

For more information, please contact Max Yela, Special Collections, Golda Meir Library at (414) 229-4345.

Jeffrey Morin’s work is also being featured in two Milwaukee venues:

“Type, Paper, Scissors:  The Book as Art Environment”
September 10-October 22, 2006
Mary L. Nohl Galleries
UWM’s Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts (third floor)
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee

The exhibition is curated by Max Yela, head of Special Collections at the UWM Libraries, and explores how shape, structure, and materiality of books are employed by artists to convey meaning that is fully integrated with its contents.  Works on display are drawn almost entirely from the UWM Book Arts Collection in the UWM Libraries’ Special Collections.  Other artists featured in the exhibition include:  Carol Barton, Brian Borchardt, Karen Hanmer, Caren Heft, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Mary Laird, Jim Lee, Rebecca Lown, Bonnie O’Connell, Jessica Poor, Petra Press, Patti Scobey, Linda Smith, Jody Williams, Karen Wirth, and Booklyn Alliance artists Kurt Allerslev, Shon Schooler, Marshall Weber, and Christopher Wilde.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. 
Hours for the Mary L. Nohl Galleries are Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 pm, and in the evenings during selected performances held at the Zelazo Center.

“Jeffrey Morin:  Sailors & Saints”
September 25-November 12, 2006
Opening reception and gallery talk, September 27, 6-8pm, 2006
Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee

The Ettinger Book Artists Series Lecture is always free and open to the public.