I wish for a time machine to transport me back to revisit the moments at the University of Machias where Bernie Vinzani was the Ultimate Superhost. Amazing Artist! Fine Man! AND an American who is a loyal CBC television watcher! Grazie Bernie for being SO good to all of us!!!!!!
|The Four Emilys before the BIG Party Photo: Margaret Braun|
|Naturally Hand-dyed Kozo Paper Photo: Margaret Braun|
|Calligraphy by Nancy Leavitt Photo: M. Braun|
Tom is the Executive Director of The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation. "The Morgan", as it was commonly referred to, is an Ohio non-profit art center dedicated to the preservation of handmade papermaking and the art of the book with sustainable practices in an innovative green environment. I wish I could have gone to The Morgan after attending the PBI Workshop. Melissa had an exhibition of her sculptural books. Brilliant and absolutely novel!
I have to say, Emily (yes, there were four) was also very funny. She was the "other" Canadian at our table. Her sense of humour continually sent me into bursts of laughter and, although very young, her thought-provoking comments amazed me.
|Walter Tisdale's Working Table Photo: M. Braun|
|by Dorothy Simpson Krause|
Steve had interviewed a number of PBI lectors, educators and students while we were in Maine.
If you haven't had the opportunity to take in the podcasts, yet, have a little listen. Stay tuned for the interviews to come. You will be pleasantly inspired.