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2nd National Book and Paper Arts Biennial, aka Millennial Biennial (Chicago, IL)

September 15th saw the opening of the 2nd National Book and Paper Arts
Biennial at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts.
This exciting exhibition was organized by Melissa Jay Craig and juried by Ken
Botnick, Michael Durgin, and Cathy Ruggers-Saunders.

Drawn from over 100 entries, 29 works by 24 book and paper artists were
selected, and highlight the wide range of work being executed in the book and
paper arts today.

The selected works include: structural "books" (Linda Smith, Nancy Vachon,
and Bonnie Thompson Norman); fine press / letterpress / editioned artist's
books (Robin Price, Martha Carothers, R.H. Starr, Jr., Martha Braun,
Kathryn Doyle, Rosemary Chiarlone, Peter Verheyen, and Inge Bruggeman);
one-of-a-kind artist's books (Pamela Paulsrud, Denise Carbone, Valerie
Roybal, and Doug Travis); broadsides / prints (Paula Schulze, Susan
Merritt, and Dan Wang); paper sculptures (Mary Florence Forsythe and
Cynthia Thompson); pulp painting (Beck Whitehead); collage (Graham Harles);
paper cutting (Beatrice Caron).

Wonderfully laid out to optimize viewing enjoyment, the opening reception
was well attended, including many of the artists who some of who came from
further afield.

The exhibition can be seen in the Centers gallery on the second floor at
1104 S. Wabash in Chicago, IL. Gallery hours are 10am - 5pm. Dates for the
show are September 15 - October 27.

A beautifully produced, postcard, catalog, with essay by Michael Durgin is
available from the Center for $20 + $1 s/h = $21. Checks should be made
payable to Columbia College Book & Paper Center. Credit cards are also
accepted. For more information write or call at:

Columbia Book & Paper Center
1104 S. Wabash
Chicago, Il 60605
312 344 6630

A companion exhibition to featuring other works by the artists is on
display in the entrance to the School of the Art Institute's John M.
Flaxman Library, 37 S. Wabash Avenue, 6th floor, Chicago, IL 60603. While
there, also stop by the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.

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