Of the Making of Many Books There is No End

Event Type Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture , Free Programs , Late Nights , Lectures
Date calendar  Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time clock  6:00pm - 7:00pm (1h)
Location FIA Theater

Artist Lynne Avadenka will give an illustrated lecture about her artist’s books and prints and her collaborations with other book artists. She will share examples of book artists’ works that explore notions of identity.

“Avadenka’s work does many things at once, working across languages, motifs, history, and graphic balance to create something timeless and personal, adding her voice to the canon that she seeks to amplify with each letter she sets.” – Sarah Rose Sharp, writing about Avadenka’s work in Hyperallergic

Bio: Lynne Avadenka is an American artist/printmaker, creating multimedia work informed by the Jewish experience and explorations of text and image. Avadenka has been active in the Detroit arts community since receiving her MFA from Wayne State University in 1981. In 2013 she was named director of Signal-Return, a Detroit nonprofit community letterpress print shop and arts center. Avadenka received a Kresge Fellowship in 2009, the inaugural year of the program, and has received individual artist grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Michigan Arts and Culture Council. Avadenka’s work is exhibited and collected internationally, including The British Library, London; The Detroit Institute of Arts; The Flint Institute of Arts; The Jewish Museum, New York; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; The New York Public Library; The Meermano Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands; The Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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