For Now by Jody Williams
For Now by Jody Williams

Faculty member Jody Williams has been named the 2019 Minnesota Book Artist Award winner.

Williams's award-winning For Now is a book, a box, and a puzzle. The book is divided into four sections that correlate to the four directions and elements: West/Water/Hawaii; North/Earth/Minnesota; East/Air/Ireland; and South/Fire/Florida.

Williams has published more than twenty-four limited-edition artist’s books under the Flying Paper Press imprint since 1989. Her books feature her own writing, intaglio, relief, and screenprinting on fine papers. She implements traditional and innovative bindings and structures alongside unexpected materials that include metals and natural specimens.

A retrospective exhibition celebrating For Now will run from February through April at the Cowles Literary Commons. Williams will receive her award and special recognition at the 31 annual Minnesota Book Awards Celebration on April 6.

For Now
February 12–April 6
Cowles Literary Commons
Artist Presentation: Thursday, February 21, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

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