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My Handmade Books in Booked 14

Posted in Artist's Book, Artist/Writer, Book Arts Roundtable, Event, Italy, Italy, Melabee M Miller, Photography, South Orange, New Jersey on April 4, 2017 by melabeemiller

The annual exhibit of artists books made by members of the Book Arts Roundtable is now open at the Pierro Gallery in South Orange. It runs until April 22.  Two of my handmade books are on exhibit. Below are some photos and a poster for the show.

My first book below is about my paternal grandfather, Antonio, who came to the US from Sala Consilina, Italy in 1880.  I never met him but I have so many questions for him that I put them together in this accordion book along with photos and documents.

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The next book is made with just two pieces of paper using an interlocking double accordion structure-no sewing or gluing.

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Here is the pertinent information about the show.  Please join us!Book14Flyer.smallerpix

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My Earth Day Photo in PBS Documentary

Posted in Artist/Writer, Earth Day, Melabee, Melabee M Miller, New York City on April 20, 2016 by melabeemiller
Banner the first Earth Day

Earth Day Banner, 1970, New York City

My Earth Day Banner photo taken in New York City during the first Earth Day in 1970 was featured in Contami-Nation!, a 30 minute educational PBS documentary about water contamination made in conjunction with Arizona State University.  My photo appears at 2 minutes, 28 seconds but be sure to watch the entire video, it is filled with important information and data about worldwide water and air contamination and how researchers at Arizona State University are studying this problem and finding solutions.

This documentary was nominated for an Emmy in 2015 and Best Institutional/Instructional Documentary Rocky Mountain Region. It won the Telly Award, Bronze, 2015, Social Responsibility Category.

It was written, produced, shot and edited by Kirk Davis for OKED with Jennifer Berky, Assistant Editing  and additional Photography and Timelapses by Alexander D. Chapin

Please be aware of how contaminants continue to change the EARTH this Earth Day,  April 22, and every day and do your part to stop pollution.

 

Plant a Tree Today for Arbor Day!

Posted in Arbor Day, Daylight, Detail, Digital Image, Nature, Seasons, Trees with tags , , on April 26, 2013 by melabeemiller

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According to the book, The History of Arbor Day, found on The Arbor Day Foundation website, the first Arbor Day was April 10, 1872 in Nebraska where over one million trees were planted.  All thanks to J. Sterling Morton and his wife, pioneers who moved from Detroit to the Nebraska Territory in 1854. As the editor of a Nebraska newspaper, Morton advocated tree planting as much for his love of trees as for the need for windbreaks to keep soil in place, for fuel and building materials, and for shade from the sun.

As secretary of the Nebraska Territory, Morton proposed a tree planting holiday called “Arbor Day” in 1872 and in 1885 it was named a legal holiday in Nebraska. Since then National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April.  Some states have their own celebrations on a day that coincides with the best tree planting weather. For example, Florida and Louisiana celebrate on the  third Friday in January.

Above are my photos of trees-care to guess which one is my favorite?

Remembering Earth Day 1970

Posted in Daylight, Digital Image, Earth, Earth Day, Event, New York City, Scan, Spring, Sunlight on April 17, 2010 by melabeemiller

On the first Earth Day I was working at a design office on 22nd Street in New York City near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway.  Watching from my 5th floor studio window,  I saw the first parade participants marching downtown.  I picked up my camera and ran outside.  Here are a few things that I saw.

Earth Day New York City

Fifth Avenue, Earth Day 1970 © melabee m miller

New York City Earth Day

Earth Day 1970 © melabee m miller

Banner Earth Day 1970

Union Square, Earth Day 1970 © melabee m miller

I usually don’t shoot people but Earth Day was such important event,  I had to be part of it and that paid off.  My photo was published on the cover of the Italian design magazine, domus.

Cover of the July 1970 issue of domus magazine

Cover of the July 1970 issue of domus magazine

And, yes, the photo was printed upside down-on purpose.