Visiting Artist Gaylord Schanilec

Visiting Artist Gaylord Schanilec
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 4:00pm

Friday, February 17th, 4 PM, Gaylord will give an artists’ talk on his artwork and recent long-term project, The River. W 55 Chemistry Building.

Saturday & Sunday, February 18th & 19th: “Woodcutting and Engraving for Multiple Color Prints”; a workshop at the UICB studios in North Hall. For information on visiting the workshop, please contact Sara Langworthy sara-langworthy @uiowa.edu.

Gaylord Schanilec is the proprietor of Midnight Paper Sales, and has set the standard for multiple-block wood engraving in fine press artist’s books over the last 30 years. He works from his studio and home in a valley above the Mississippi River near Stockholm, Wisconsin. 

He has received numerous awards including The Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design and the Judges’ Choice Award at the Oxford Fine Press Bookfair. Gaylord’s most recent book, Bicycle Diaries, is an account of author Richard Goodman’s three months of daily bicycle visits to the World Trade Center disaster site. His current project, The River, is a study of the 22-mile length of the upper Mississippi River known as Lake Pepin. He is also a harvester of maple syrup and volunteer fireman.

 

For more information on Gaylord and his work visit his website: http://www.midnightpapersales.com/