From Nature to Paper: The Transformative Power of Process

A Virtual Gallery Talk
Tuesday April 16 at 3 PM Eastern
Live on JCBA Zoom Webinar. Free, but you must register here:

We plan to simulcast on Facebook Live, too and video will follow on the JCBA Vimeo Channel.

This gallery talk on JCBA Zoom features recent research and thoughts about creativity and the irrefutable connection between inspiration and the rituals of hand papermaking. Sharing images and insights from studio investigations, Amy's goal is to illuminate those moments of attention when a work begins to be informed by the material itself, sometimes even moving away from the artist's original intent and taking on a transformative life of its own.

Conversations from the Margins of the Jaffe Collection

Through January 2024
JCBA Book Arts Gallery & Lobby

Phoenix Woorcut; Baskin, Leonard For our fall into winter exhibition, I've gathered books, prints, and other pieces from the Jaffe Collection and from my own collection. Many of these items have profound meaning to me, and I envision them in this setting in conversation with each other. I invite you to come and decipher your own conversations amongst the pieces, but for me, it all boils down to one piece in particular, a print by E. Oscar Maynard of Tender-Heart Press, and this is what it says: "Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."

You are also welcome to just come and look at some pretty amazing books and prints and not think about them beyond their presence.

–– John Cutrone, curator of Marginalia

Standing at the Crossroad

A Virtual Gallery Talk by JCBA's 2023 Salzberg Resident

Standing at the crossroad, what will you choose between love, power and comfort? If you find happiness, how far will you go to stop time? And if you achieve immortality, how will you cope with the memories?