Monday, October 17, 2011

I wanna swim in a vat of pulp

You Tube Video by Patricia Sahertian

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bookopolis, Asheville Bookworks

Asheville Bookworks in western North Carolina is holding it 7th annual juried book show in the
Bookwork Gallery
September 23 through November 28th, 2011
428 1/2 Haywood Rd
West Asheville, NC 28806

" Bookopolis" kicks off its show with a weekend celebration and display of all artists books entered into the show. Most books can be handled with care and many tools and processes are demonstrated: sewing books, cranking the Vandercook press - and guests leave with a printed memento. Books selected by jurist Eileen Wallace are on display for the remainder of the exhibit and are represented in a full color catalog.

This is my entry: "Daily Wants: Dominoes" it was displayed during "Bookopolis" weekend and selected for the remaining juried show and included in a beautiful catalog.

I was lucky enough to get up to Asheville NC and see this show. There are some very beautiful works in this collection. Go here to view a sample of the catalog.
The print shop and papermaking facilities are very impressive. There is an open workshop area where you can watch artists at work. I was able to watch a multicolored woodblock print being made. The variety of printing presses assures that all types of printing process can be practiced.