Joseph Lappie and Andrew Huot |”Marks and Byways”, Prints and Artists’ Books
September 2, 2017 – October 30, 2017
Meet the Artists | Friday, September 8, 5pm – 7pm
Joseph Lappie is an Associate Professor in Art at St. Ambrose University, teaching book arts, printmaking & papermaking. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, with his artist’s books in over three-dozen special collections across the country including Yale, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin. He received a BFA in Painting and a BFA in Graphic Design at Ball State University and a MFA in Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago.
Andrew Huot is a book artist and bookbinder in Atlanta, Georgia. His artwork uses the book form to mark his observations about his surroundings. He uses marks, maps, photographs, and patterns to take our surroundings and abstract them, making them public as well as personal. He operates Big River Bindery, a shop for bookmaking and letterpress printing, book repair, and design. He has a Masters in Book Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and teaches bookbinding and preservation for the University of Illinois, and conservation for the International Preservation Studies Center. He exhibits his work widely and it is held in over 50 university library collections.