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[BKARTS] BookWorks 2003 at SFPL

CONTACT: Gabrielle Jones

July 23,

The San Francisco Public Library presents:

BookWorks 2003

The 11th Biennial Pacific Center for the Book Arts Members Exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO In celebration of the extraordinary books designed, printed,
and assembled recently by professional book artists and educators in the
San Francisco Bay Area, the San Francisco Public Library announces
BookWorks 2003, the 11th Biennial Pacific Center for the Book Arts Members
Exhibition. BookWorks 2003 will open to the public on November 1, 2003, in
the Skylight Gallery, Sixth Floor, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street and is
on view through January 4, 2004. Highlights of this exhibition include
letterpress, calligraphy, xerography, papermaking, hand illustration, and
both innovative and traditional bookbindings.

This exhibition provides the public with multiple examples of how books can
be a form of fine art, said Asa Peavy, Program Manager of the Book Arts and
Special Collections Center. Traditionally books have a cover with pages
inside, but they can also be made entirely out of metal, or shaped like a
staircase; the BookWorks exhibition explores all realms. The Library will
also host a lively reception on Saturday, November 15, from 2:00 to 4:00
p.m. and artist talks scheduled for Saturday, November 22, and Sunday,
December 7, at 2:00 p.m.

The Pacific Center for the Book Arts (PBCA) was formed in 1980 to foster
and support the new direction of book artists' various disciplines, and to
provide a vehicle and focus for education, experimentation, and
communication. For more information on PCBA please call 415-621-5744, or

An image of a piece in the exhibit can be seen here:

The exhibition and programs are sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco
Public Library and the Marjorie G. & Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special
Collections Center at the Library. All events at the Library are free and
open to the public. For more information please contact the Center at
415-557-4560 or through our web page at

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Asa Peavy, Program Manager

Marjorie G. & Carl W. Stern Book

Arts & Special Collections Center

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

T: 415.557.4560

F: 415.437.4849




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