Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies
Members of the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies support the work of Kolaj Institute while receiving a piece of the collage community to their mailbox each month.
We offer two levels: Silver Scissors Society & Golden Glue Society.
You can use the form below to sign up.
In the issue Editorial, “To Take Joy in the Joy of Others,” Ric Kasini Kadour asks how does one stay optimistic “in the face of a world that is increasingly divisive and at odds with itself. How do we stay positive and move forward when the world feels like it’s turning into a steaming pile of ….?” Helen Hartmann profiles Dutch Artist Anna van der Putte in “Cherishing the Beauty of Ephemeral Objects.” van der Putte’s assemblage, Yellow Stare Down, is on the cover. In “Migrating Forces,” Steve Bridgeman writes about how Charulata Prasada uses collage to explore culture, gender, and self. “Preservation Stations” reports on how Mark Vargo won a grant to make a series of collage-themed public sculptures that celebrate wildlife in Northern California. “My House Too” reports on how Danielle Cole is using collage to engage youth with history. Madeline Sorel shares her experience of the Kolaj Street Krewe Residency in New Orleans in “I Came for the Street Art, I Found a Community”. Anna Innocenti reflects on “the extraordinary impact of an artist residency” in “Evolving Collage Practice”. We review The Comfort of Crows, a new book by The New York Times contributor Margaret Renkl, illustrated by collagist Billy Renkl. In “Where Words Cannot,” Elizabeth Hazard considers S. Korey Steckle’s self expression through collage. Through artist portfolios, we journey to California, Iowa, Oregon, Virginia and Spain. We hope each issue of Kolaj Magazine takes you someplace you’ve never been.
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Join Kolaj Institute
Members of the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies support residencies, fellowships, publications, and traveling programs while receiving a piece of the collage community to their mailbox each month.
We offer two levels: Silver Scissors Society & Golden Glue Society. You can use the form on the right to sign up.
A Silver Scissors Membership includes a subscription to Kolaj Magazine plus two additional items each quarter; essentially, something special in your mailbox once a month. These items may include publications from Kolaj Institute, collage postcards, or other items.
Silver Scissor Members receive 10% OFF Back Issues and Publications at ARTSHOP.
The cost is $20 per month or $200 per year. To sign-up, use the box to the right.
A Golden Glue Membership is for those who want to collect everything Kolaj Institute and Kolaj Magazine publishes during their subscription plus bonus items, including a surprise original work twice a year.
Golden Glue Members also receive free event admission and 25% OFF Back Issues and Publications at ARTSHOP.
The cost is $50 per month or $500 per year. To sign-up, use the box to the right.
Memberships to the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies are billed monthly, you can cancel at any time. We offer discounts for annual payments. If you would like to make an annual payment by check or money order, please send your payment to Kolaj Institute, PO Box 3555, New Orleans, LA 70177
When you become a member of the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies, you will be sent a welcome email. You will receive in the mail the current issue Kolaj Magazine and the Item of the Month.
A portion of your membership is tax deductible. At the end of the calendar year, upon request, we will send you a report that states the value of the goods received and the amount of your donation.
NOTE: Current subscribers to Kolaj Magazine may convert existing subscriptions. Send an email with the name used for your subscription.
30 Faces Risograph Zine
At Kolaj Fest New Orleans 2023, Lisa Wicka and David Wischer led a workshop where artists made an Exquisite Face collage using a template of a face that shows the placement of eyes, nose, and mouth. Wischer turned these letter-sized collages into a Risograph-printed zine.
Assistant Professor of Digital and Print Media at the University of Kentucky, Wischer’s artwork is influenced by his personal daily observations of The Absurd. “Social media, digital communication, television, current events, and technology are a constant source of inspiration for me. Much of my artwork is built around appropriated or found images which may be familiar to the viewer. This recognition becomes the set-up to my visual punch line. The laws of visual art are much like the laws of literature. Through our own experiences in life, we understand certain conventional constructions of images. The changes I make in imagery, through collage and drawing, propel the absurdity of an original subject into the area of nonsense by breaching those syntactic rules.”
The 36-page zine includes an insert with a reproduction of the faces and guide to the artists who made them. 30 Faces is a great example of how the international collage community comes together to create artwork and uses publishing to put art into the world in easily accessible formats, like zines.