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Annie Howe – Beyond the Original: Papercuts in Collaborations, Products, & Other Markets

Annie Howe is a celebrated multimedia paper cut artist based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Her intricate papercuts are used for a variety of projects including illustration, surface design, and three-dimensional work.  After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Fiber, she worked in community arts for many years, creating and contributing to the Baltimore art community with large-scale puppetry and shadow puppets. As her love for storytelling grew through this large medium, she found her focus as an artist shifting from large 3D objects to that of the smaller, more intimate medium of paper.  She founded Annie Howe Papercuts in 2010, creating handmade papercuts for businesses, publications, private collections, and public art projects. Annie has created work for numerous organizations and businesses including Anthropologie, T. Rowe Price, Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Tamar Shadur – Papercuts & Tapestries: A Mother-Daughter Collaboration

Tamar Shadur is an award winning tapestry artist based in Florence, Massachusetts.

Following an education in fine arts, in 1978, Tamar apprenticed in the Aubusson technique at the Jerusalem Tapestry Workshop directed by George Goldstein, working on fine mural-size tapestries designed by prominent artists, Jean Lurçat among them. In the 1980s and 90s, in addition to weaving her own designs, Tamar collaborated with her mother, producing several tapestries with symbolic images and Hebrew text depicted in Y. Shadur’s papercuts. Tamar’s work centers themes of loss, the history of place, and environmental fragility. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the USA and Israel. Tamar teaches workshops in tapestry weaving as well as in papercutting arts. She gives talks and powerpoint presentations about the history of tapestry art and folk traditions of papercut art.