Hot off the press...

and hitting the road...

This week this book, (these dolls), my loyal partner Bryan and I will wend our way to a women’s conference at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia — unveiling this newly formatted version of The View From a House in Kansas, Acts One to Five.

If you happen to be in the area please join us at the opening reception of the Crossing the Line conference exhibition on Thursday evening, June 22 (where you can see the 2010 multi-part handmade version of The View From a House in Kansas on view.)

OR join us Friday evening, June 23 for my performed reading of the entire narrative of The View From a House in Kansas, Acts 1 to 5complete with toy piano interludes and old-time radio sound effects.

Times and locations are listed below. You don’t need to be registered for the conference to attend these events.  Admission is free, with a donation basket by the door — so feel free to forward this invitation to your Harrisonburg area friends...

Times and Locations: Crossing the Line Exhibition Opening Reception; Thursday, June 22, 9-10 pm (with gallery hours 1 - 11 pm Thursday, 8 am - 11 pm, Friday and Saturday.) Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery, University Commons, Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Original Performed Reading: “I Will Cross Lines: A live narration of The View From a House in Kansas, Acts 1 to 5.” Friday, June 23, 8:30 to 10 pm, Studio Theater, University Commons, Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

The View From a House in Kansas, Acts 1 to 5 is the story of a young woman coming of age in a small Midwestern town in the middle of the 20th century, originally the narrative found in the multi-part handmade artists’ book of the same name. This newly formatted version is a 6” x 9” 72-page soft cover custom printed affordable artists’ book, perfect bound with French flaps and paper dolls to cut out and dress. Copies of the signed and numbered limited edition of 250 will be available at the conference for $20 each. More information on the Chicago area book release will be coming soon…