Every Moment in a Book: Three Decades of Work by Julie Chen is now on view at the Allen Library Special Collections at University of Washington through June 30, 2017. On March 16th, a reception and artist talk was held and I was lucky enough to attend and record the momentous event.
Julie Chen is a renowned book artist and professor of book art at Mills College. Thirty years ago, Julie founded Flying Fish Press, a publisher of limited-edition artists' books, in Berkeley California and has remained at the forefront of the book art world since. Julie's books are innovative and impeccably crafted, thoughtful and sincerely moving. She has been an inspiration, mentor, and generous educator to many - myself included. I am so very excited to have been present and have the opportunity to see Julie's retrospective exhibition in Seattle, and to hear her inspiring talk (which I am also excited about sharing with you!)
Note: There are moments in the talk that reference particular works of art. Because I felt that there were still many points that would be of interest to listeners. I have added images of works that were referenced (along with the time that they are referenced in the talk) to the Reading List page.