Steve Miller to Give Book Arts Talk at UMM

Machias, ME - The Book Arts is the next topic of the Libra Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Maine at Machias. Steve Miller, Professor of Book Arts at the University of Alabama, will offer this lecture on Tuesday, October 28 at 4:00 p.m. in the Science Building room 102 at UMM.

Steve Miller teaches letterpress printing, hand papermaking, and coordinates the MFA in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Although his primary focus at the university is in the teaching of traditional bookmaking, he is also the proprietor of Red Hydra Press and collaborates on various limited edition publishing projects with authors and artists. Steve Miller is a co-director of Paper and Book Intensive, a nationally-recognized annual series of summer workshops in the book arts. He is president of the Advisory Board of the Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a past president of the Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc., a group of artists, crafts persons, conservators and scientists (450 individuals and companies) devoted to the art and craft of hand papermaking and related book arts.

The Libra Distinguished Lecture Series at UMM was designed to offer a unique opportunity for the community to hear outside experts and engage in structured philosophical discussions with important repercussions for society. Each lecture is followed by a question-and-answer session that encourages audience participation. The acclaimed series is funded by the Libra Foundation, a Portland-based philanthropic organization. The late philanthropist Elizabeth P. Noyce created the Libra Professorships in 1989 to recognize and sustain academic programs of excellence at the seven campuses of the University of Maine System.

The public is invited to attend this event. For more information, please contact Bernie Vinzani at 255-1279.

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