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AUArts 2020 Student-Led Initiative

About Print(ed) Word:

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships: art from text, artist with writer, art book and reader.

The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers, each paired to create a collaborative artist book inspired from an existing text.


The resounding support, dissemination and celebration of this collection of 12 handmade artist books has been astounding.  Through this project, A/P has build lasting connections and friendships among artists, writers, Loft 112, the Calgary public Library, the Library Foundation, and more, as the project has been shared and continues to be shared.

Print(ed) Word at the Calgary Public Library

View all 12 artist books at the Central Library

This permanent installation is located on the 4th floor, adjacent to the Great Reading Room.

Pick up your own copy of the full Catalogue

This publication includes the full text of each piece of writingthat inspired the 12 collaborative books

Available through the Calgary Library foundation and can be purchased online here.

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Print(ed) Word Documentary Series

Print(ed) Word Documentary Series

Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 present,


in association with the Calgary Public Library and Roadwest Pictures

with special thanks to the J K L Family Fund

Print(ed) Word | Documentary

Part 1:

Introduction to Print(ed) Word

Loft 112 & Alberta Printmakers


Part 2:

Deep Cold on 11A

Aritha van Herk & Eveline Kolijn


Part 4:

My Mother Closing the Mouth of the War

Richard Harrison &  Barbara Sutherland


Part 6

The Hunters

Jani Krulc &  Ryan Statz


Part 8:


Rona Altrows &  Carolyn Qualle


Part 10:

Swimming with Sharks

Elena Schacherl &  Heather Urness


Part 12:

The Night Will Be Long But Beautiful: The Life and Death of Jeff Lakes

Erin Vance &  Tim van Wijk


Part 3:

When the Warm Wind Blows off the Mountains

Susan Calder & Sylvia Arthur



Part 5:

How to Build a Street Girl

Lee Kvern & Carle Bondaroff


Part 7:


Doug Neilson & Heather Huston


Part 9:


Weyman Chan & Kate Baillies


Part 11:

Saturday Afternoon at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, 1977

Barb Howard & Sally Reesman


Part 13:

Mezzo Millimetro

Caitlynn Cummings & Wendy Tokaryk

Past Events:

January 2018: Artist/Writer Talks and catalogue launch

July 2018: Print(ed) Word Exhibition at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks

January - December 2019: Monthly artist/writer Salon Talks held at Calgary's Central Library


With Deepest Gratitude:

The creation of this project was made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.  Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.


The permanent exhibition, 2019 Salon Series, and Print(ed) Word Documentary were made possible through the generous support of the J K L MacLachlan Family Foundation together with the Calgary Public Library Foundation and the Calgary Public Library.

Thank you to past A/P Executive Director Carrie Phillips-Kieser, our partners Loft 112, the writers and authors of these artworks, and the audiences that have been enjoying an celebrating this work with us.

Special thanks to Rosemary Griebel, Kate Shutz (Calgary Public Library) and Christine Gingerick (Calgary Public Library Foundation) for their tireless work and dedication to the celebration of words, reading, books, local authors and for making space for Print(ed) Word in the Central Library

And our sincerest thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, and to the J K L MacLachlan Family Fund for seeing value in this project and for wanting more for these books.


We are full of gratitude.

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