After an absence that included an ill-filled September and a mechanically car-challeneged October, there is a lot to cheer about especially book arts exhibits! As always, check websites of the organizations mentioned to make sure of hours and exhibit venues! There are a few days left to catch a great book arts exhibit in upstate New York in Ithaca at The Ink Shop Printmaking Center entitled "In and Out: Sculptural Books" curated by Kumi Korf. This exhibit is a showcase of the structures that she has taught at her classes and workshops throughout the U.S. and her structures are architectural, sculptural and wonderful! While in upstate New York, shoot over to Rochester, NY for the annual "Art of the Book" at the Rochester Public Library. This is another one of those great book art exhibits that provides tons of artists books and altered books to ooh and aah over. And, of course, the writer is promoting them as she has artists' books in both! Stay in the wonderful state of New York and trek on down to New York City for Central Booking's "Buildings" exhibit curated by Maddy Rosenberg. This is another exhibit sure not to disappoint since Maddy includes not only artists' books, but performance, video and sculpture in her exhibits. The fabulous Center for Book Arts also has a great book arts exhibit entitled "Behind the Personal Library" and Richard Minsky, who founded the Center is their special artist exhibit. Scoot on over to the wonderful Fashion Institute of Technology for their FREE museum exhibits. One on the top floor showcases how lingerie influenced fashion and the other exhibit housed in the basement, showcases how dance influenced fashion. Both are superb for inspiration and a nice way to break up trekking around the city! Check out Chelsea while you are in the area as they always have great exhibits and it's nice to see cutting edge or what the galleries term up and coming artists. One of these to catch is David Hockney at Pace which is his new drawings done on his Applie IPad and enlarged to 6 x 8 foot drawings. Quite spectacular to say the least! That's it for now and get out and enjoy this warm autumnal weather the East Coast is enjoying.
Maryann J. Riker, owner of JUSTARIP Press is a mixed-media artist who delights in designing and creating artist's books and creating collaborative book art projects as well as viewing other book artists' work. She definitely enjoys the process!