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Four Thursdays: The Artist’s Book

Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2 – 4 pm, in the 1st floor cafe near the art gallery

Liz Adams, local artist whose own work has traveled the globe in the form of the artist’s book, will present four Thursday afternoon sessions of demonstration of this art form in April, and invites adult participation* from those who want to try their hand.

Artist books are a form where the book is an artwork in itself, usually one of a kind, designed, painted, drawn, constructed, by the artist.  Many of them have unusual forms such as the concertina, the portfolio of loose pages, the folded and stitched form, and many others.  They can be sophisticated artworks and can be a fun beginner project, too. They are a late twentieth century art form, whose origins date back over a century, to avant garde art movements in Europe.

Liz will bring in samples of her own work, constructed to house her drawings and paintings, and points out that a handmade blank book is a great gift idea.  We will make all sizes, tiny to large!  Some fun for everyone each week.  Materials and directions will be supplied.

*Participation in our Artist in Residence programs is for adults only, though all are welcome to stop by and observe .

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