Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder:
The Dusky Seaside Sparrow Project

A Virtual Gallery Talk
Wednesday June 30 at 3 PM Eastern
Live on Zoom Webinar

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(Simulcast on Facebook Live, too with video following on the JCBA Vimeo Channel).

Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder’s project as JCBA’s 2019-2020 Salzberg Artist in Residence follows the tragic tale of the dusky seaside sparrow. In this presentation, Schroeder discusses the complicated history of this extinct Floridian bird, Cape Canaveral, wildlife conservation groups, and Disneyworld. Her year-long creative journey to bring the book to fruition involved visiting the last dusky seaside sparrow to perish, interviewing ornithologists, and reflecting on the ways in which humans utilize and impact the environment.

Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder is a book artist and proprietor of Coyote Bones Press. She is the 2019-2020 Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence for the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Keri holds an MFA in Book Art and Creative Writing from Mills College, is a former studio assistant at Flying Fish Press, and edition bookbinder at BookLab II. She produces Books in the Wild Podcast, teaches book art workshops, and designs enamel pins as The Paper Carnival. Her artist’s books are held in special collections including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Penn State, Stanford, RISD, Otis College of Art and Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, and once the Dusky Seaside Sparrow Project is complete, at the Jaffe Collection.

JCBA is looking for its next Salzberg Resident: applications are due July 6. If you have an idea for an amazing creative project, we want to hear from you. This 2021/2022 residency is a virtual one and comes with a generous stipend to support your project. Find all the details here:


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