After taking two one-day workshops with Paul Johnson, pop-up artist extroadinaire from the UK, at the Philadelphia Center for the Book, I decided to do another fun post about pop-ups poppin' up all over...so here's some to peruse and pop on over to... Check out Paul Johnson's work at http://www.bookart.co.uk/paul_johnson_works.html... He will be in Baltimore this week and at Pyramid Atlantic's fair November 5-7, 2010...also check out again if you haven't already the great pop-up exhibit at 23 Sandy Galler at www.23sandygallery.com; Also, check out some great pop-up exhibits online at the www.popuplady.com... Esther K. Rubin a.k.a. "the pop-up lady" was also the juror for the current pop-up exhibit at 23 Sandy Gallery. She highlights the recently-closed exhibit at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC and includes a link to the exhibit with highlights, videos, and pictures from opening night. So start hoppin' and keep on poppin'...this blog is the result of popping too much caffeine...have a great weekend and more to come!!!
One of the joys of having more time is to sit back, relax, reflect, or do something special for yourself with your own special time...When the Guild of Book Workers pulled together an exhibit entitled "Marking Time" curated by Karen Hanmer their special creations certainly made my special time very special for me. Enjoying these exquisite works one on one at Lafayette College's Skillman Library is a joy! But if you can't get to the East Coast to view these works in person, here's an online version complete with its exhibition schedule...Click on the link or copy and paste into your web browser to begin enjoying these wonderful artist's books.
If you are out on the East Coast and able to get into New York City, be sure to check out book arts exhibits at the Center for Book Arts; MOMA'a new and elegant permanent exhibit space for prints and books; th J.P. Morgan Library and the New York Public Library's wonderful exhibits that are housed in their magnificent building. The New York Public Library always offers a photo exhibit from their repository, a print/book exhibit, and usually one or two other wonderful exhibits. Enjoy your time in the big apple and remember to rest and take in the architecture of New York City as well...look up and up and up and...well, you get the idea...
Two more artists' book exhibits will be opening this week!! At Moravian College's Haupert Union Building in the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery, Bethlehem, PA an exhibit entitled "For the Birds" runs from 10/4 through 10/30 with an opening reception on Wednesday, October 13th from 4:30-6 p.m. The artists books of Maryann Riker of JUSTARIP Press will be on display as well as collage works based on poetry with themes of birds and their unique symbolism. Come and enjoy your own flights of fancy as you view the exhibit.
Another wonderful artist's book exhibit opens October 7, 2010 from the Arts Council of Princeton at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in Princeton, NJ with a panel discussion and opening reception following on 10/7 beginning at 4:00 p.m. Curated by Michael Joseph of Rutgers University the show entitled "Material Transformations: Artists' Books from 1970 to Now" includes works by Heidi Kyle, Karen Guancione, Emily Martin and many others. For more information and directions go to www.artscouncilofprinceton.org.
Some great Book Art Exhibits to check out this Fall!
It's fall and there is a change in the air. While out enjoying the beautiful cycles of Nature, check out some of the wonderful book art exhibits around the country:
Lafayette College, Skillman Library, Easton, PA-"Marking Time"-the traveling exhibit of the Guild of Book Workers and curated by Karen Hanmer is a visual delight.
Asheville Bookworks, West Asheville, NC-"Memory Palaces"-a juried exhibit of book artists who celebrate memory and time opened during their book arts celebration of BookOpolis. Up until December 10, 2010 and has some of my artist's books in the exhibit.
Duke University, Sally Bingham Study Center-"Book + Art"-a curated exhibit of artist's books celebrating the spirit and energy of women from their Special Collections. This exhibit has some outstanding works by women book artists. Another work of mine enititled"Little Pink Houses" is included in this exhibit.
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!