Sunday, December 10, 2017

Poems, Books, Collaboration and Family

My mother, Melabee M. Miller, is an artist who has always inspired and encouraged me. When she asked to create a book from a poem in my current manuscript, I was very excited to see how she would interpret the poem.

Scroll down to see photographs of her lovely creation and where to see this book and others by members of the Book Arts Roundtable:

The Stone Wall & Moving Pages

An exhibition by members of the Book Arts Roundtable 
Pierro Gallery at The Baird Center, 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079
December 7 - December 19, 2017

Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:00-4:00 / Friday: 10:00-3:00 / Saturday: 10:00-4:00

• The theme Stone Wall was inspired by the current political discussion about immigration restrictions. Roundtable members were invited to create blocks of stone that open to tell a story, deliver a message, or provoke a thought.

• The theme Moving Pages challenged the artists to work with multiple book openings and layouts that move across folds or gutters. The artists use pre-treated, crumpled, textured, or decorative paper, and muted or pastel colors. The content incorporates symbols, diagrams and charts. Low-tech typewriting, stencils, hand-lettering, solvent transfers and rubber stamps tell the story.

Mothers: Poem by Chloe Yelena Miller and Visual Art by Melabee M. Miller: 

Please email me if you'd like to read the poem: chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com

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