Cultural Autobiography 1995

bookworks by young people

As part of its Educational Outreach Program, the Center for Book Arts presents this special exhibition of bookworks by young people entitled “Cultural Autobiography.” This exhibit features books by high school students a week-long, tuition-free course offered the Center in August. This class was attended by eleven students of diverse backgrounds…and was taught by Cheryl Shackelton Hawkins, a book artist working in the field of conservation.

Each student learned how to make three types of books: a concertina binding, an accordian fold, and a single section pamphlet.

Support for the Center for Book Arts’ visual arts programming is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Exhibition Checklist

Latasha  Carnes

A Cry For Help
(1995) accordion binding

Freedom of the Mind in Poetry
(1995) concertina binding

Susana  Chan

As Chinese As I Find Myself To Be
(1995) accordion

Mabel  Colón

Memories of My Family
(1995) concertina

Alicia  Dunn

These Are My Friends
(1995) accordion binding

(1995) accordion

Sohani  Holland

Random Bits of Life
(1995) concertina

Karla  Jimenez

(1995) accordion

Once In A Lifetime
(1995) pamphlet binding

Jenny  Lai

Just Some Stuff About Me
(1995) concertina

Judy  Lew

(1995) accordion

Ariel  Sinclair

This is a book about me
(1995) concertina

Farrah  Uddin

Me and Broadway
(1995) accordion

My Life
(1995) concertina

Exhibition Views

Your cart is empty.