Join book artist and poet Nicole Delgado for a presentation and discussion with Center for the Book members and friends.
The program will consist of:
- A presentation of the Artist’s work and the work of La Impresora
- Presentation of a special project the Riccio Residency will support over the next several months
- A “Show and tell” of publications to include sales after the event.
The event will be followed by light refreshments
This program is free and open to the public and is sponsored and arranged for by the Virginia Center for the Book.
About the artist:
This year, Delgado received the Riccio Residency, which is bestowed by the Virginia Center for the Book on illustrators, printers, or book artists dedicated to creating community and promoting vibrancy in the book arts, for her contributions in publishing and printing. Through her studio La Impresora, which she founded in 2016 and co-directs with colleague Amanda Hernández, Delgado amplifies the works of BIPOC artists and creates a community around literature and independent books across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. With a heavy focus on contemporary literature that strengthens the link between written and visual arts, Delgado’s La Impresora engages new readers by publishing affordable, beautifully crafted handmade books.
In addition to her work in publishing, Delgado is also a renowned poet. She is widely regarded as one of the leading Puerto Rican writers of her generation. Delgado continues to use her success to bring together artists, activists, and writers from across the Americas.
Riccio Residency Artist’s Talk by Nicole Delgado
Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 4:00 PM
Virginia Humanities, 946 Grady Avenue, Ste 100, Charlottesville, VA 22903
There is no pre-registration for this event.
The event is open to the public, masks optional