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[BKARTS] CBA Washi Exhibition Opening



THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS PRESENTS
WASHI IN AMERICAN ARTIST'S BOOKS

Opening reception: Thursday, January 30, 6 - 8 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.

The texture, flexibility and strength of Japanese handmade
papers are highlighted in "Washi in American Artist's Books" on view in the
Center's gallery from January 30 through March 29th 2003. The exhibition
features artist's books that merge image, text and structure and
incorporate
a wide range of printing and printmaking techniques. Curated by the
Center's
Executive Director, Rory Golden, the exhibition shows twenty-two artists'
explorations in traditional book structures, sculptural book works, and
hanging pieces.

Participating artists include:

Jody Alexander  Irene Chan  R. Gregory Christie
Maureen Cummins Lesley Dill   Evelyn Eller
Dorothy Field  Tatiana Ginsberg Rebecca Goodale
Regin Igloria  Ann Marie Kennedy Kumi Korf
Lois Lane  Ruth Lingen  Mary Ellen Long
Natasha Lovelace Peter Madden  Susan Mills
Catherine Nash   Mark E. Perry  Robert Renfrow
Robbin Ami Silverberg

For additional information about the exhibition, please call The Center for
Book Arts at (212) 481-0295.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS

The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to the preservation of the
traditional
crafts of bookmaking, as well as encouraging contemporary interpretations
of
the book as an art object.   Founded in 1974, it was the first
not-for-profit organization of its kind in the nation.  The Center
organizes
exhibitions related to the art of the book and offers an extensive
selection
of educational courses, workshops and seminars in traditional and
contemporary bookbinding, letterpress printing, fine press publishing, and
other associated arts. The Center for Book Arts is supported by local
businesses, various foundations including The Lenrow Fund, the Milton and
Sally Avery Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, a state
agency, and its members.

The Center is located at 28 West 27th Street, on the 3rd floor, between 6th
Avenue and Broadway. To get to the Center by train, take the N, R to 28th
Street and Broadway; the F to 23rd Street and 6th Avenue; or the 1 or 9 to
28th Street and 7th Avenue. Please call the Center for details on parking
in
the neighborhood.  For further information or to register for workshops and
classes, call the Center at (212) 481-0295 or visit
http://www.centerforbookarts.org

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