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Artists’ Books: A Discussion with Mildred Beltré and Jane Kent

September 22, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Special Collections Reading Room, Bailey/Howe Library

Printmakers, book artists, and University of Vermont art professors Mildred Beltré and Jane Kent will talk about their work and share their perspectives on creating artists’ books.

Mildred Beltré was born and raised in New  York City. As a child she spent a significant amount of time in the  Dominican Republic. She received her BA in  Studio Art and Anthropology/Sociology from Carleton College and her MA and MFA from the  University of Iowa.  She is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant  as well as a   Residency Fellowship at the Lower East Side Printshop. Her work is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, The Walker Art Center, and the Jersey City Museum, among others.

Jane Kent teaches drawing, silkscreen and etching at UVM. She received her B.F.A. from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. She has taught at Princeton, Brown, Columbia University, the University of Iowa, Bennington College, Rhode Island School of Design, Cooper Union School of Art, and Hunter College, CUNY. Her work has been shown widely and is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Brooklyn Museum, and the New York Public Library.  Special Collections holds her books Privacy (1999) and The Orchid Thief Reimagined (2003).  Kent received a Faculty Research Support Award for her current project, Skating, with text by Richard Ford and etchings by Kent, to be published in 2010 by Grenfell Press.

Free and open to the public. Parking is available at the visitor parking lot on College St.  For more information, call 656-2138 or e-mail  uvmsc@uvm.edu.

Jane Kent's Orchid Thief Reimagined
From The Orchid Thief Reimagined

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