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[BKARTS] CBA Presents Summer Salon

Contact: Rory Golden
June 9, 2003


New York, NY - The Center for Book Arts will host the first Annual Who Are
We Summer Salon on Wednesday, June 25th at 7PM in the Center's Chelsea loft
space. The event is a showcase of artists, writers and musicians emphasizing
the role of collaboration in building social and cultural dialogue, curated
by Edward P. Clapp and Rodney Terich Leonard.

This event is free to Members of the Center, and for non-members there is a
$5 suggested donation. Admission includes a keepsake letterpress printed at
the Center for Book Arts. For more information, visit
www.centerforbookarts.org or call (212) 481 0295


Who Are We is a multi-disciplinary, multi-racial group of socially minded
writers, performers, creative thinkers and community activists working
together to promote their belief that the power of the creative arts, in
union with an open mind, can positively impact a society.

Edward P. Clapp, Who Are We co-founder, is a writer, artist and educator
dedicated to using the literary word as a tool to empower communities.  His
creative work has been performed and anthologized internationally.  He has
played a major role in establishing various arts and literary organizations
around the world and has taught creative writing for the City University of
New York and Spoken Word Poetry for Youth Speaks, NY.

Rodney Terich Leonard, Who Are We co-founder, is also the founder of The
Harlem Artists Salon, a salon series showcasing the talent of emerging
writers, musicians, actors, scholars and visual artists. Mr. Leonard is a
Cave Canem and Callaloo poetry fellow. His work has appeared in magazines,
newspapers and literary journals.  He teaches creative writing and drama for
City University of New York and other institutions.  Originally from
Rockford, Alabama, Mr. Leonard currently resides in Harlem.


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 Arts Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, the
National Endowment for the Arts, 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

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street
New York, NY  10001

phone (212) 481-0295
fax (212) 481-9853

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or email

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