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NEHMA and Merrill-Cazier Library Host Free "Bookmaking" Activity

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) on Utah State University’s Logan campus will be hosting its monthly Family Art Day event at the Merrill-Cazier Library Saturday, April 15, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lower level of the library.

For April’s Family Art Day, NEHMA and library staff will provide demonstrations and assist participants with learning how to design their own handcrafted book. In order to take full advantage of the fun activity, participants should come to the event prepared with some of their own artwork or photographs to use during the workshop. The photos and works of art will be used in the bookmaking process, allowing each participant to take home their own unique book.

This Family Art Days is focused on bookmaking in conjunction with the exhibition “Coalescence: Artist Books and Bookish Objects,” with work by USU students from Asst. Prof. Dennise Gackstetter’s Book Arts class. The exhibition will be on view in the gallery area just outside of Special Collections during Family Art Days. Participants can enjoy the exhibition and derive inspiration for their own bookmaking experience.

Library staff member Rose Milovich will be on hand to assist participants, bringing years of experience in bookmaking and repair as she has worked with museums and currently with the library’s Special Collections throughout her career.

“We are excited to focus this upcoming Family Art Day on bookmaking in collaboration with the Merrill-Cazier Library to highlight some of their staff’s special skills, as well as highlighting USU Art Department’s Book Arts class projects,” said NEHMA Director Katie Lee-Koven.

Like all events hosted by NEHMA, The Family Art Days program is free and open to the public. The family-friendly events are designed to encourage the community to foster its creativity. All ages and abilities are welcome.

NEHMA is located on the USU Logan Campus. The museum will continue to host events that will take place at venues other than the museum during its construction. Stay updated on upcoming events by checking the museum’s website (

Contact: NEHMA Staff: Mikey Kittenger,
Merrill-Cazier Library Staff: Jennifer Duncan,

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