Two cool things in Greensboro

Art on Paper: The 44th Exhibition

Weatherspoon Art Museum (UNCG)
May 21 – September 3
Art on Paper celebrates contemporary art in which the use of paper—either as surface or material—is a primary concern. Since 1965, this dynamic survey has uniquely taken the pulse of contemporary art by showcasing artworks made on or with paper. This year’s installation features compelling new work by twenty-five artists from across the country. From exquisitely rendered ink drawings and densely layered collages to embroidered pages and “plucked” paper constructions, each artist has taken full advantage of paper’s astonishing possibilities as both surface and structure. In their hands the medium’s flexibility and facility has been used to explore a breadth of themes—from family relationships to geography, science fiction to ancient history, the natural world to digital technology. Visitors are sure to encounter works that both resonate with personal experiences and inspire new ways of thinking.



Greensboro Zine Fest 2017

July 30, 2017
1200 Revolution Mill Rd., Greensboro   

Greensboro’s VERY OWN ZINE FEST where DIY self-publishing and printed matter will be celebrated!

Upcoming Books Arts classes with Kathy Steinsberger at Blam! Studio

Marbling Paper

Fabric Marbling.
Paper Play! (Pastepaper and touch paper)
The Bookish Box
Hedi Kyle’s Books: Secret Belgian Binding; Swinging Panel Book; Blizzard book

see pdf for details

Upcoming classes at Blam! May – June ’17.pdf

Friends of the Durham Library’s Book Sale


Friday, Apr. 28, 3 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Books Among Friends (inside Northgate Mall near Sears)

Come to the Friends of the Durham Library’s Grand Opening Book Sale at Books Among Friends (inside Northgate Mall near Sears).
The booksale is open to the public, with no Friends membership required and no bagsale.
Hardbacks are $3, trade paperbacks and larger are $2, mass market paperbacks are $1, and everything else is priced as marked.
Please also consider donating gently used books to the Friends of the Durham Library.
Book donations are accepted at Books Among Friends on Tuesday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon.
The donation drop off location is on the exterior of the mall between Sears and Catherines.

Classes coming up at Carrboro ArtSchool

from Emily Weinstein

Coming up on March 27th my class Intro to Oil begins. We explore materials, color theory, composition and learn a number of tricks each class which is over two hours of painting.

April 1st begins En Plein Air in which we have an art adventure
in the great outdoors. The class is collaborating with Triangle
Land Conservancy. We are invited to set-up at this spring’s big event.

Register 0n-line at
Saturdays, 2-5, April 1 – May 18

Emily Eve Weinstein

2018 Artspace show pre-planning

From: Janet Guertin

Hi TBAers,

This time next year our group exhibit at Artspace will have been several weeks in! Wow.

Many of us will be Feb 25, Saturday to plan upcoming TBA events including this show, so to be efficient with our time could you take a few minutes this week to think about a few items I’ve included below? I’d recommend flagging/bookmarking/printing this email as it contains info you might want to refer back to.

A few of us visited the gallery space this week to get some initial inspiration, a few measurements and an overall feel for the space. Pics attached. If you have a chance and haven’t been there in a while I encourage you to take a look. They have knocked out a wall that allows a direct view of the gallery as you walk in the entrance–I’m really excited about the visibility this modification allows! The current exhibit in the space, Location Known, is worth a peek too.

A few details:

  • The show will run from Friday, January 26 – Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Gallery 1, the main first floor gallery straight ahead just beyond the entrance.
  • Everyone associated with TBA is invited to contribute
  • Underlying themes are recycling/upcycling, repurposing for new use or interpretation
  • All work should be at minimum composed of 70% recycled/upcycled materials, books, paper, etc
  • Each artist can contribute up to 3 pieces (within reason; talk to me if what you’re working on or considering making is large)

Things to consider:

  • If you were in the ECU show, are there any pieces you might want to contribute?
  • Concept and title: While the underlying theme is upcycling and repurposing of materials I’d like to move away from the title of “Upcycle” as we used before. Here’s a few that have come up so far (some of which could have a second read type treatment):
  • emerge: a book’s second life
  • (re)member
  • reissue
  • (re)align
  • pageless: exploring the repurposed book object
  • once again
  • repurposed

Bring any and all questions you may have, I look forward to discussing further!

That’s all for now. I look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Printmaking: A Sampler With Susan Soper

Printmaking With Susan Soper


Calling High School Students, Art Teachers & Art Enthusiasts!

Printmaking Sampler with Susan Soper at Artspace for 5 Thursdays, March 2-30th, from 6-9pm.
Experiment with waterless lithography, white-line etching, polyester plate lithography and more!

Adult (ages 16+) | Artspace

Ever wonder what the difference is between printmaking techniques? In this sampler class students will experiment with waterless and polyester plate lithography, white line etching and relief techniques. Chine colle (a collage method) and various printmaking papers will also be explored.
To register visit:
Call: 919 821-2787