|The Main Gallery|
|Featured Artist Project.|
Last week, Friday Insights looked into the workspace offered by the Center for Book Arts. This week, we’re going to continue looking at another great asset of the Center, enjoyed by book artists and non-book artists alike: our exhibition space!
The Center for Book Arts has a main gallery, complete with library and flat glass cases for display, podiums, as well as walls that hold different types of shelves based on each exhibition. Until March 31, that is where our main exhibition, Fine & Dirty, will be on display. We also have other walls and sections of our space that hold our Featured Artist Projects. Currently, Patricia S. Ward’s Re/Vision (who was featured in last week’s Wednesday Exhibitions) is on display is the gallery between the binderies and the printshop, while Ethan Shoshan’s Strange Birds is on display both by the bindery and the printshop.
|A part of the second Featured Artist Gallery|
Our exhibition space is also used when holding events, particularly the space by the printshop. It is here where the Center for Book Arts hosts artist talks, annual chapbook readings, open houses, gallery openings, invited speakers, and other events. This week we had Barbara Henry discuss Nineteenth century typography, and next Wednesday we’ll welcome Jeff Rathermel, one of the curators of the current main gallery exhibition, Fine & Dirty.
The gallery spaces of the Center for Book Arts hold a wealth of works in brightly-colored place. Even those who have come to the CBA before may be surprised to realize just how many pieces of art are on display at any given time. This winter, in fact, just one artist (Ethan Shoshan) has a whopping 31 pieces on display in our Featured Artist space!
Well, that’s it for another exciting week of blogging from the Center for Book Arts! I encourage you all to come down and visit our galleries. The artists we show do some incredible things, and they’re really worth seeing. Even if you were not previously interested in book arts, now would be a lovely time to expose yourself to a new art form!
Until next time…
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