Spaceheater Editions announces a new 2018 title: TROPHY

Spaceheater Editions announces a new 2018 title: TROPHY
Two-page spread (pp.4+5) from TROPHY by Philip Zimmermann

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CBAA National Conference in Nashville, TN

January 5th through 7th, 2016, Karen and I attended the National Conference of the College Book Art Association, hosted by Vanderbilt and a number of other universities in the Nashville, TN area. Cindy Marsh was the primary organizer but had the considerable help of Kathy O'Connell and Annie Herlocker.

I had not been to Nashville before and enjoyed a cultural tour that included Hatch Show Print and a number of other remarkable resources including the Main Public Library.

I gave a lecture at a panel that was organized by Warren Lehrer that was called Improving the Quality of Narrative Text in Artists' Book Classes. This is the title slide:

I talked about how our Creative Writing and Poetry programs at the University of Arizona have developed deep ties to our own Visual Arts MFA program.

I also had two of my books, Celsius 233 and Reaper, selected by a blind jury for inclusion in a concurrent show at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Vanderbilt University.

On our last day there, Sunday, Cindy took us, along with her husband and Rebecca Chamlee, to a great brunch place called Pinewood Social. Attached to the restaurant area was a beautiful old bowling alley. Along the side of the bowling lanes was a wall with lots of old paint cans with amusing labels, all lined up to make an eye-catching installation.

We had some amazing meals during our visit and discovered what a foodie center Nashville has become for the South.