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July 8, 2007

Sunday morning books and coffee…

Filed under: General — jackie @ 10:36 am

Good morning readers.

It looks like it is going to be another sunny and HOT day here in Va. Beach. I’ve spent the past couple days catching up with friends visiting from out of town and running personal errands.

In the mail this week…

The Sic Press is offering 2 oz sample packets of their book deodorizer, which is enough to deodorize a couple of books,  for $2.00. From the email…Deodorizer is all natural, non-toxic, inert and completely guaranteed. www.bookdeodorizer.com  [sample button is top of page on left.]

Convivio Bookworks just published a new book. From the email…Convivio Bookworks is pleased to announce the release of our newest limited edition book, “Works on Paper” by poet Shin Yu Pai, printedÂ
letterpress by hand on kozo papers using our Vandercook 4 Proof Press. The poems are presented in four distinct cycles; the reader is guided through each cycle by endsheets of earthbound colored handmade Moriki paper. The book itself is sewn on a concertina of handmade Fabriano Roma paper, then bound in boards wrapped in Kumoi paper that is printed with beeswax and dyed in kakishibu–a traditional Japanese dye made from fermented persimmons. 125 copies were printed.

For those interested in letterpress printing, The Penland School of Crafts has opened up the new Paul Hayden Duensing Letterpress and Print Studio. From the email… It is a magnificent state-of-the-art facility with letterpress on one side and printmaking on the other, and a real statement about the importance of both at Penland. Steve Miller has posted a video on YouTube that he made while teaching there.

A couple of exhibits…

BiblioKinetics: the Pop-Up Artist Books of Shawn Sheehy on Exhibit at Asheville BookWorks from July 6 - August 11. There is an exhibition reception on Thursday, July 19, from 5:00-8:00 pm. This exhibit will be on display July 6 - August 11, it is free and open to the public. From the email…Who hasn’t been surprised and delighted by the apparent magic of a pop-up book? Shawn Sheehy creates artists books that reflect on themes of sustainability, balance, and biological and cultural evolution. His
pop-up books explore ecological principles such as organism interrelationships and system balance. Aesthetically, they carry the appeal of popular children’s pop-ups; conceptually, they carry content
to appeal to all ages. This exhibit will feature Shawn’s process ephemera as well as his books.
There is also a Pop-ups 101 workshop from July 16-20.

PULP FUNCTION May 19, 2007 - January 6, 2008 in Brockton, MA. From the email… Paper, that humble material that we use daily and take for granted, becomes material for art in Pulp Function, on exhibit at Fuller Craft Museum May 19, 2007 through January 6, 2008. Curated by Lloyd Herman, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery, Pulp Function is a survey of contemporary paper art that celebrates new works of paper art with over eighty objects by emerging and established artists from across America. Pulp Function will debut at Fuller Craft Museum before traveling to museums across the country including Plains Art Museum, ND and the James Michener Museum, PA.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MISS ROJ, an artist book and MISS ROJ, a sculpture created by Alice Simpson inspired by Kentucky born director, writer and producer George C. Wolfe’s 1986 play The Colored Museum for VISIONS FROM VOICES:  Art inspired by Kentucky poetry, prose and songwriting
at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, Kentucky. The exhibit runs from July 5th to September 5, 2007. From the email…THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MISS ROJ, one of eleven vignettes in Wolfe’s play, features a defiant snap drag queen who rages against exploitation and indifference with scathing humor. “. . . when the truth comes piercing through the dark, well you just can’t let it pass unnoticed. No, darling. You must pronounce it with a snap.â€? –Miss Roj

I hope everyone has a great day.

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