De viaje… Crónicas de una espera by Helena Arellano Mayz

Event Info

This in-person event takes place at CBA (28 W 27 St, 3rd Fl) on Friday, April 1 at 6:00pm.

About the Event

Center for Book Arts is excited to host De viaje… Crónicas de una espera (On Voyage…Chronicles of Awaiting), (F&L editores, 2018) by artist and writer Helena Arellano Mayz. The event will include an immersive multimedia presentation of the six-part book, based on her transcontinental travel chronicles over a ten year period. The author will share insight on the process of incorporating her memorabilia collected from the voyages while in conversation with Francisca Mayobre. Together, they will further discuss Helena’s work with top practitioners in Venezuela on the handmade intricacies and details in the book’s design, printing and assemblage processes.

In De Viaje… Helena documented eighteen travel excursions between the years of 2005 and 2014, combining her collection of ephemera in a boxed series of six books. The reader becomes a companion of Helena’s travels while leafing through passages of her vivid and meditative journal reflections, capturing the artist’s experience and personal reflections of her discoveries. The text is accompanied by reproductions of the author’s quick sketches, watercolor paintings, photographs, and other textural findings, exhibiting a montage of the land- and city-scape imagery she encountered.

To learn more about Helena Arellano Mayz please visit:

How to Attend

This event is FREE, however we ask that you please consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of Center for Book Arts programming! If you cannot at this time, enter in “0” in the amount.

All attendees are required to comply with CBA’s health & safety policy requiring that all visitors be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus and wear a mask covering the nose and mouth at all times while on-site. If you have a religious or medical exemption to the vaccine, please contact Executive Director Corina Reynolds at in advance of your visit.

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