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The Glen Arbor Art Association’s Talk About Art series will feature book artist, Pam Yee who will speak at 7:30PM, Thursday, April 29 at the GAAA. She will talk about altered books, which are usually created from discarded hardbound books that have been saved from the landfill and recreated to become coffee table books. Yee’s talk will also touch on her own handmade books and she will bring samples of both.
Pam Yee is a mixed media artist who began making cards for family and friends. She has worked in fibers (knitting), wood (jewelry, books, furniture & mobile), paper (books & cards), plexiglas (books), and leather and metal (books & jewelry).
Pam is an avid recycler and uses discarded objects in her altered books along with all manner of mixed media. Inks, paint, rubber stamps, paint palettes, fibers, photos, images from magazines, new and old newspapers, cardstocks and anything that isn’t mailed down may be used in her altered books. She also makes hand bound books from simple folded books of paper to Coptic stitched books with leather, wood, metal, clay, and Plexiglas covers.
She was Co-President of ISABA (International Society of Altered Book Artists) from 2002-2004 and President from 2004-2007. ISABA is an online organization whose mission is to promote altered books as an art form. Pam has taken classes around the country and teaches locally and in Hawaii. She lives in the woods of Honor, MI with her painter husband, Ron Gianola.
The Talk About Art series gives the community an opportunity to meet some of our many accomplished local artists and gain an appreciation and understanding of art and how it is created. The talks are free and open to the public.