We are very pleased that our Spring exhibitions have been quite popular. Unfortunately, after being on display for over ten weeks, they will be closing this Saturday, June 30, so if you haven’t seen them yet, please do come by the Center by 5pm on Saturday.
First of all, the main gallery exhibition, ‘Cancelled’: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures, organized by our guest curator Lauren van Haaften-Schick, has received tremendous amount of press and good attendance at the public programs. The exhibition is accompanied by an informative catalogue for $25.
In the Foyer Gallery, artist Anne Gilman is the Featured Artist with her project The Jolly Balance, featuring drawings, prints, a series of scroll drawings, and a book. The 14 scroll drawings and book were created especially for the Center’s presentation and can be seen as a site-specific installation. Anne’s work is available to be purchase through the Center and we are pleased to say a few collectors have added Anne’s work to their collection.
In the Studio Galleries, facing the Printshop and Bindery, are the recent artworks by the Center 2011 Arists-in-Residence James Case-Leal, Liz Linden, Colin McMullan, and Heidi Neilson. Each year the Center invites through a competitive process a group of contemporary artists who have very little to virtually no formal training in book arts to spend a year at the Center to take classes for free and experiment with these new learned techniques within their own artistic practice. The results are always amazing and engaging.
and FYI…the summer exhibitions open with a reception on Wednesday, July 11th, at 7pm