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Uneven Earth:
A lively interview about my environmental artist's books series, by Cassandra Kuyhenhoven, a Ph.D. student at Queen's University in Kingston.


Gender Bias: Organization of Kingston Women Artists Members' Show
October 10-November 4, 2018

Tett Centre Community Gallery
Kingston, Ontario
There was an article in the Kingston Whig Standard about the show, with an interview and photo of me:

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has a juried exhibition every five years. It travels across the country (see itinerary below.) Here is a chance to see one of my newest books, Zipper, as well as many fine bindings, fine printing, paper decoration, artist's books, calligraphy, hand-made paper, and for the first time, restorations.

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
September 10-December 7, 2018

University of the Fraser Valley Library
Abbotsford, British Colimbia

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
January 22-February 16, 2019

Fine Arts Building Gallery
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
May 18-July 21, 2019

Creation Cube
George Bothwell Branch, Regina Public Library
Regina, Saskatchewan

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
August 15-October 3, 2019

Centre culturel franco-manitobain
Winnipeg, Manitoba

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
November 1, 2019-February 15, 2020

McGill University Library
Montréal, Québec

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
March 5-April 30, 2020

Craft Ontario
Toronto, Ontario

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
May 17-June 30, 2020

Harriet Irving Library
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
July 16-August 30, 2020

Mary E. Black Gallery
Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design
Halifax, Nova Scotia

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
October 24-November 28, 2020

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's, Newfoundland

You can now read an interview with Lise, which accompanied the RE Books exhibition at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, in Kingston, in the spring of 2017. NO and NO is a collaborative art practice: Gabriel Cheung and Katharine Vingoe-Cram have worked together since 2014, while attending graduate school in Kingston, and often take as a starting point the personal stories that they tell to themselves and to each other. They interviewed Lise in her studio just before the exhibition was installed. Find the interview on the ESSAYS page.


Intro to Pop-ups
Thursday, September 27, and Friday, September 28, 2018
CBBAG studio in Toronto

Learn the basic techniques of making pop-ups with Lise Melhorn-Boe, a.k.a. Madame Pop-up. We’ll start out with cut and fold techniques, such as boxes and V-folds, and move on to attachments, backbones, towers and floating planes. With lots of samples to look at, you’ll soon be ready to make pop-up books or greeting cards. Email or call Lise (see CONTACT) for more information.)


Button is the first in a series of sewn books about sewing and related items, with poems about same. Button's pages must be unbuttoned to read the text. As the title indicates, Lorna Crozier's poem and this book are about the characteristics of a button – its uses and connotations. The text is screen printed with Thermofax-generated screens, thanks to Peta Bailey. Lorna Crozier's poem comes from her 2012 book entitled The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things, published by Greystone Books. See the entry for Button on the List/sewing page for more information about this delightful poet.
2018, Kingston. (14 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/2″ when closed ) Edition of 10. $700


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