|Title||The Clark Dancers|
|Artist / Creator||Joanne Kluba|
|Place of Publication||St. Louis, MO|
|Structure / Binding||Hard cover pamphlet.|
|Medium / Materials||Black moire fabric, Pigment print of original art, sumi ink, walnut ink and white gouache with tissue collage on green Fabriano paper. Calligraphy in white gouache.|
|Number of Pages||16|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6 x 8 x .5 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 25|
This work was inspired by a family friend Anne Clark, who, along with her husband taught dance in St. Louis in the first half of the 20th century. Betty Grable was one of her students. When Anne died I bought boxes of photos from her dance studio. The advertisements, postcards and photos of dancers were very inspiring. This is my tribute to her and her students. The little Haiku are expressions of the spirit of dance.
Artist BioJoanne Kluba's background in printmaking, painting, photography and calligraphy have contributed to strong expressions of book arts. She has a BFA in Printmaking and an MA in Business from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. She studied Traditional bookbinding with conservator Richard Baker in St. Louis, and continues studies with guilds and universities around the country. She teaches at cultural institutions and in her own studio. Her works have been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe. Joanne Kluba has run Paper Birds Studio for 12 years. Paper Birds is a small custom bindery, specializing in hand bookbinding, boxes, portfolios and calligraphy. Classes and workshops are in progress all the time. Clients include Washington University, The Mercantile Library, Casey Communication, Javelin Inc., Maritz Travel, Fleischman-Hillard, Patti Gabriel Photography, mozaic and individual collectors.