Join us in celebrating Northeast Ohio’s active community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books during Octavofest 2018! The overall theme of the 10th Annual celebration is Books and Paper in Global Perspective . Keynote guests James Canary from Indiana University and Ajpub' Pablo García Ixmatá from Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar will present on topics ranging from conservation of ancient Tibetan manuscripts to contemporary uses of Maya hieroglyphic writing.

Featured Octavofest Guest at the Morgan Conservatory this Summer

The Morgan Conservatory’s Summer Workshops are open for registration, and include several workshops focusing on book binding and book arts techniques.

The Morgan is excited to have Jim Canary teaching there this summer. The Morgan Conservatory seeks out nationally recognized artists and educators to teach workshops in book binding and book arts, hand papermaking, and printmaking.

For a select list of related workshops, download the Morgan's Book Arts Workshop Flier. Additional workshop descriptions, full teaching artist’s biographies, and registration are available online at http://www.morganconservatory.org/workshops-by-category.

Jim Canary is the Conservator at the University of Indiana, Bloomington’s Lilly Library . The Lilly Library is the principal rare books, manuscripts, and special collections repository of Indiana University, serving as a resource for scholars throughout the world as well as a center of cultural enrichment. He has expertise on Asian book history, conservation, and preservation, and has worked with ancient Tibetan manuscripts. Canary will also participate in Octavofest events in Cleveland in October.

Read about Canary's conservation work in the IDS News article

Visit the Octavofest 2018 schedule often for updates.

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2018
Saturday, June 2nd
10:00 AM

Portfolio Structures for Artwork and Collections

Jean Buescher Bartlett, Morgan Conservatory

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, June 7th
11:00 AM

AHA! Festival Outdoor Book Fair

Cleveland State University

Playhouse Square, Keybank State Theatre Lobby, 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, July 28th
10:00 AM

Himalayan Book Experience, July 28-29, 10 am - 4 pm

James Canary, Indiana University - Bloomington

Morgan Conservatory, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 E 47th St, 44103

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, September 1st
12:00 PM

Intercultural Inquiry and Exchange: DATE TBD

Ajpub' Garcia, Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art
Nadine Grimm, Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Woodridge Schools 4411 Quick Road Peninsula, OH 44264

12:00 PM

The Maya Calendar History

Ajpub Garcia, Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E 47 St Cleveland OH 44103

12:00 PM

Friday, September 14th
10:30 AM

Using Moveable Books with Children

Glenda Thornton, Cleveland State University
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

ESC of Northeast Ohio 6393 Oak Tree Blvd S Independence, OH 44131

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Wednesday, September 19th
4:00 PM

Calligraphy Around the World

Rachel Morris, Notre Dame College

Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd. South, Independence, Ohio 44131

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Monday, October 1st
12:00 PM

Around the World with Moveable Books

Glenda Thornton, Cleveland State University

TBD

12:00 PM

Keynote Presentation: A Day of Mesoamerican Books

Ajpub' Garcia, Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Natural History 1 Wade Oval Dr Cleveland OH 44106

12:00 PM

Tuesday, October 2nd
10:00 AM

WatchArt! with Art Books Cleveland Members at Cleveland State University

Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland State University, 1st floor lobby of Main Classroom building, 1899 East 22nd Street, Cleveland

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday, October 5th
7:00 PM

Keynote Event: Conserving Tibetan Book Heritage

James Canary, Indiana University - Bloomington

Loganberry Books 13015 Larchmere Blvd Cleveland OH 44120

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 6th
10:00 AM

Keynote Event: A Day of Asian Books

James Canary, Indiana University at Bloomington

Heights Libraries Lee Road Branch 2345 Lee Rd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, October 7th
11:00 AM

Keynote Event: Conserving the Tibetan Buddhist Heritage

James Canary, Indiana University - Bloomington

Asian Services in Action ASIA, Inc., 3631 Perkins Ave Cleveland OH 44114

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday, October 9th
1:00 PM

Non-Western Books at the CMA

Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monday, October 15th
1:00 PM

Making Mayan Books Hands-On Workshop with Maya Scholar

Ajpub' Garcia, Universidad Rafael Landívar
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Public Library, Sterling Branch, 2200 E. 30th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Thursday, October 18th
1:00 PM

Non-Western Books at the CMA

Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, November 1st
12:00 PM

Keynote Event The Maya Apprentice Project: Books and Paper in Maya Communities Past and Future

Ajpub' Garcia, Guatemala’s Universidad Rafael Landívar
Laura Martin, Cleveland Museum of Art

Morgan Conservatory 1754 E. 47 St. Cleveland OH 44103

12:00 PM

3:00 PM

Calligraphy Around the World

Rachel Morris, Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College 4545 College Rd South Euclid OH 44121

3:00 PM