Thursday, September 8, 2016

Frederic W. Goudy Lecture, Workshop and Dinner at Scripps College

Fredric W. Goudy LECTURE
in Artist Books by Irene Chan
Irene Chan
Saturday, October 1, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Scripps College Humanities Auditorium
The Goudy Lecture is free and open to the public

Artist Irene Chan will talk about how her subject matter evolved from working with the ephemeral and the environment in Taoist philosophy to her personal experience of living as an Asian American. Her media are works on or of paper, printmaking, installation art, and book arts. In her one-person storytelling performances, Chan’s artist books start as traditional book forms and then transform into wearables and installation art.

Frederic W. Goudy WORKSHOP
Cut & Folded Books
Irene Chan
Scripps College Press
Cost: $75 (send check to reserve a space; see address below)

Participants will make a variety of book structures that are multi-dimensional and versatile, all from cutting and folding paper and board. Then more design and material possibilities will be explored by combining these forms in unusual ways. Additional alternative structures may be shown as time allows. All experience levels (including beginner) welcome.

Saturday, October 1, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Margaret Fowler Garden
Cost: $25 (send check to address below by September 22)
Reservations required

A multidisciplinary artist whose conceptual works cross and push boundaries between print media, papermaking, installation, and book art, Irene Chan holds a B.Arch with a minor in English from California Polytechnic State University and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Her books and works on paper have been exhibited internationally and are held in over 70 public collections, including those at the Tate Modern, British Library, Victoria & Albert Museum, Walker Art Center, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, School of Design in Basel, Switzerland, and Yale University.

In 1995, Chan established Ch'An Press through which she has self-published thirty-one limited-edition artists' books to date. She is the recipient of numerous grants, residencies, and awards, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Arts Council, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Millay Colony for the Arts, Washington D.C. Commission of the Arts and Humanities, and Women's Studio Workshop. Chan is an associate professor in the Visual Arts and Asian Studies Departments at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she teaches courses in drawing, book arts, installation art, and traditional, photographic, and digital printmaking.

Send $75 for workshop and/or $25 for dinner by September 22. Checks should be made out to Scripps College Press and sent to

Scripps College Press
1030 Columbia Avenue #2025
Claremont, CA 91711

For further information, visit or contact Prof. Tia Blassingame at

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