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[BKARTS] September Special Events at the Center for Book Arts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  Contact: Rory Golden
September 8, 2003                       (212) 481-0295


New York, NY - The Center for Book Arts will host a series of special events
in concert with New York is Book Country festival the week of September
15th. The events include:

2003 Instructors Exhibition Reception: Wednesday, September 17, 6 - 8PM
Bookworks by CBA Instructors - the show closes September 23rd

Publication Party and Reading: Radiance & Repose, Thursday, September 18,
7 - 9PM
First publication of Z'roah, the fine press of Roni Gross and Peter Schell,
featuring poetry of Brooklyn based poet Gerry Gomez Pearlberg.

Moved to Remember: Determination Against Hate Violence Reception, Friday
September 19, 6:30 - 8:30PM
This multi-media assemblage of photos, artwork, quotes, stories and
expressions is a living testament to those who have died and those who
survive. This one of a kind book was created by Parents and Friends of
Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG) members across the nation who are still grieving,
struggling and striving for a world free of hate. The book will be on
display in the Center's foyer September 19 through October 18.

Fall Open House: Saturday September 20, 11AM- 4PM
Visit the Center for Book Arts and see book projects in action with
demonstrations in bookbinding, letterpress printing and paper arts, plus our
2003 Instructors Exhibition, raffle prizes and refreshments.  FREE. A New
York is Book Country Event

NEW YORK IS BOOK COUNTRY - Sunday September 21, 11AM - 5PM
Visit the Center's booth at the annual festival on Fifth Avenue. FREE.


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 NY 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
www.centerforbookarts.org. Center for Book Arts, Incorporated 1974 is a 501
(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible to the
extent allowed by law.

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

phone (212) 481-0295
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