Book Arts 101: MIDSUMMER

(Episode 40, Home Edition)
Wednesday June 23
3 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Abundant June continues. Bloomsday is past. We've just celebrated the first Juneteenth in its new official designation as a national holiday, and now here comes Old Midsummer, as the setting sun on June 23 brings St. John's Eve, that same mischievous night William Shakespeare wrote about in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Juneteenth and midsummer night's dreaming may admittedly be an odd combination, but be that as it may, for Episode 40 of Book Arts 101, we'll dabble in artists' books and prints from the Jaffe Collection that touch on both. Be sure to stay to the end, for that's when we'll be sharing some big news: We'll be announcing the line-up for this summer's Library Wayzgoose Festival. It will be a virtual event that you can attend from anywhere in the world, and this year's Wayzgoose is going to be a very special one. I think you'll be really excited about our featured printer and our musicians.

Salzberg Artist in Residency

After a hiatus last year due to the uncertainties wrought by a global pandemic, the Jaffe Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce that applications for JCBA’s Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program for the 2021/2022 academic year are now being accepted. The residency has been retooled this year to offer flexibility in residency: you could be our next Salzberg Resident without leaving your home studio (wherever it may be).

COVID-19 Update

All in person events and workshops normally scheduled at the Jaffe Center are canceled indefinitely due to the covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be back to our regular operating schedule soon. In the meantime, we've put together an extensive selection of virtual programming for you to enjoy, which includes Book Arts 101 talks, virtual Real Mail Fridays Letter Writing Socials, book arts workshops you can take at home, and our virtual Library Wayzgoose Festival. The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is open only by virtual appointment at this time No in person visits. To request a virtual appointment, or ask to be added to our email list, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.