A Progressive Conversation Party

October 1-31, 2004

Malkasian_copy1In conjunction with the 3rd annual Wisconsin Book Festival, members of the Bone Folders’ Guild collaboratively created artists’ books addressing Ethel Cotton’s “Course in Conversation” (1959 edition). The exhibit recalls the etiquette of the 1950s, when the game of sparkling conversation was considered a social art. The artists participating include: Carol Chase Bjerke, Suzanne Berland, Nancee Wipperfurth Killoran, Karen Timm, Katherine Engen Malkasian, Marily Wedberg, Susan Carlson, Carey Weiler, and Linda Streifender. The opening will be held October 9, from 5:00-7:00 pm. During the opening “A Progressive Conversation Party” will be played. Come join the artists for “the game.” The exhibition could be viewed at the Kohler Art Library from October 1-31, 2004.

Curated by Carol Chase Bjerke and Susan Carlson.

Image:  work by artist Katherine Engen Malkasian