Monday, August 19, 2013

FROZEN MUSIC, a show I installed at the Rochester Art Center a few weeks ago. Here are some photos from the opening.

With Phil, Shannon and Kris at RAC

With Tim Takach, the composer of the piece I worked with in the exhibition.

Also, some press on the show in the Rochester Post-Bulletin and artdaily.

Monday, August 5, 2013

This Friday, I have an exhibition opening at the Rochester Art Center. See details below:

Rochester Art Center
3rd Floor Emerging Artist Series

Anna Boyer: Frozen Music
August 9 - October 13

Opening reception: Friday, August 9, 7 until 9 p.m.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Minnesota Center for Book Arts

week four

in our final class, we cased in our hard cover books. after the boards were cut we measured the distance between the spine piece and the cover boards in order to glue them into the book cloth.

then we covered our boards with paper and fitted the text blocks inside. applying glue to the endpapers, we closed the cover briefly and opened it again to burnish the endpapers to the inside covers.

at the end of class, we exchanged single-sheet books and built a slipcase for them.


Minnesota Center for Book Arts

week three

this is the text block we prepared for our hard cover or case bound book. to do this we folded paper into signatures, practiced the french twist with kettle stitch on a sewing card, punched holes in our signatures, and sewed the signatures together. then we glued the spine and covered it with a mull and japanese paper.


Minnesota Center for Book Arts

week two

long stitch binding with link stitch

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Minnesota Center for Book Arts

week one

the first night we did a few books that require little skill and experience, but have a lot of variations. although they are simple, with the right materials they can be elegant.

single-sheet books

variations on the accordion structure

three- and five- holed pamphlet stitch
and double pamphlet stitch w/ map fold

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Benedictine Values broadside for St. Ben's / St. John's

This fall, I made a broadside of the Benedictine Values for the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. These broadsides were sent out to incoming students with their acceptance letters. I made the paper from abaca fibers with inclusions of Big Bluestem grasses from the Arboretum at St. John's and printed the broadsides in the Book Arts Studio at St. Ben's.

Photographs by Paul Middlestaedt