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Michael Pyron and Sialia Rieke awarded American Academy of Bookbinding Scholarships

From: Deb Stevens <deb<-at->
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The American Academy of Bookbinding is delighted to announce the
recipients of the two scholarships available to students this

Michael Pyron
Hilbrandt Scholarship

    In its last year, the Hilbrandt Scholarship was created in 2009
    to honor Roberta Hilbrandt, a student at AAB in memory and
    recognition of her love of the book arts and of lifelong
    learning. The scholarship was awarded annually to cover tuition
    for a two-week course at the American Academy of Bookbinding. In
    its four year history, five students received the scholarship:
    Kayle Sykes of Montreal, Canada; Sialia Rieke of Santa Fe, New
    Mexico; Sharalee Howard of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho; Katy Baum of
    Alexander, North Carolina; and, for 2013, Michael Pyron of
    Richmond, Virginia. The Academy and all the recipients since its
    inception in 2009, are grateful for this amazing gift to the
    world of bookbinding. Thank you to the family and friends of
    Roberta who gave so generously!

    Though experienced with simple repair and restoration techniques
    through years working in an Antiquarian Bookstore, Michael Pyron
    only just recently discovered the world of Fine Design Binding
    through his first course at AAB last fall. Now a full-time
    self-employed bookseller, Michael has dedicated himself to
    advance the art of fine binding and to the creation of books of
    lasting beauty. With the scholarship, he will be returning to
    AAB in Telluride for an Intermediate course in Fine Binding with
    Don Glaister. We at AAB are proud to be a part of his path and
    wish him every success.

Sialia Rieke
American Academy of Bookbinding Fine Binding Scholarship

    Early this year, a new scholarship opportunity became available
    to students at AAB. We are grateful for the generous support of
    Barry Acomb and Myssie Light Acomb for this incredible
    opportunity which provides tuition and housing support at AAB in
    Telluride for four weeks. In its inaugural year, the selection
    committee for the AAB Fine Binding Scholarship has chosen Sialia
    Rieke of Santa Fe, New Mexico as its first recipient.
    Congratulations Sialia.

    Sialia has been coming annually to AAB since 2006 taking courses
    with Monique Lallier, Don Glaister and Helene Jolis. Though
    Sialia has been making books since age 16, she is constantly
    challenging her technical abilities and her design concepts. Her
    study at AAB is centered around gleaming every scrap of
    knowledge and experience she can from her instructors. She has
    taught basic bookbinding at the Santa Fe University of Art and
    Design, the Santa Fe Community College and privately and takes
    pleasure in doing what her instructors have done for her:
    helping someone with a vision realize it into a well-crafted
    reality. Sialia plans to graduate from the AAB Fine Binding
    Program in 2014. Meanwhile she will use the scholarship to take
    Full Leather Miniature Binding with Gabrielle Fox, Edge to
    Edgier Edge Treatments with Peter Geraty, and Basics in Paper
    Conservation with Renate Mesmer.

For more information about classes:

    American Academy of Bookbinding

Deb Stevens
Administrative Director
American Academy of Bookbinding
POB 1590
117 North Willow Street
Telluride CO  81435

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