Monday, May 4, 2009

Journal of Possibilities - a workshop with book artist Gail Rieke

We're very excited to have Gail Rieke coming from Santa Fe, New Mexico to give a workshop at Maison Conti in October. Gail is an incredibly talented book and assemblage artist and a very warm and inspiring teacher. She's given lots of classes at the Center for the Book, which is where I met her. Gail has led several art adventures to Japan with groups of her students, but this is her first visit to France! Her Creative Retreat at Maison Conti will be an absorbing and energetic mini-week full of practical information and your own finished travel journal/memento. If you're planning a trip to Europe this fall (and why wouldn't you be?), be sure to add this event to your itinerary. You'll be well taken care of at Maison Conti and the price of the seminar includes your lodging in our 4 star Bed & Breakfast and all your meals, wine and transportation. It promises to be an unforgettable week! To explore the luscious world of Gail Rieke, visit her website at: Gail was also the featured artist in Indie Arts DVD Magazine, summer 2008 edition. If you don't know about Indie Arts, check them out at You can order back issues for $16.95. Each issue is nearly 2 hours of viewing pleasure, chock full of artistic inspiration. Here's they describe their interview with Gail: Collage, Assemblage and Installation Artist Gail Rieke takes us on a tour of her studio which she describes as an installation art space. Her work also includes art journals that document her travel experiences. Japanese art and Tea Ceremony profoundly inpires her work and she shares photographic impressions from Japan. To learn more about the course visit: or email

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