Rodriguez Calero: Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos is a wonderful retrospective of Calero's art.
Calero's work is powerful,
and acts like a moonbeam piercing darkness.
She masterfully combines urban street culture with Catholic iconography and Medieval religious paintings to give us a luminous vision that evokes the spiritual. Acrollage is Calero's original mixed media technique that combines intricate layers of acrylic mediums/paints with various washi papers and images.
Rodriguez Calero's exhibit will be on view until 19 December.
Many thanks to everyone who attended the "Make a Beautiful Book" workshop and
the library staff at Baltimore County Public Library, Parkville Branch.
Everyone took home at least one hand-bound mini book.
During the month of October I want to take you on a tour through my library. The first book I would like to feature is The Pestle by Carl Antonowicz.
Beautifully hand bound, The Pestle is a thoughtful and provocative comic book loosely based on Il Schola Medica Salernitana, the first medical school of Christendom. I had the pleasure of meeting Carl and asking him a few questions:
1. Where did you study? I did my undergraduate degree at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and my master's at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont.
2. I noticed that your books are hand bound. Where did you learn how to bind books? That would've been at the Center for Cartoon Studies. The amazingly talented and very friendly Jon Chad focuses a lot on bookmarking in his classes, which results in the production of many incredible handbound publications. 3. What is your greatest inspiration? My greatest source of inspiration is my nonfiction reading. There are so many idiosyn…
Parkville-Carney Branch Exhibition, Life is a Hurricane
Please stop by to see my art exhibition during the month of October.
On Monday, October 19 at 7pm I will teach the "Make a Beautiful Book" workshop. "Make a Beautiful Book" is FREE.