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[BKARTS] Keith Smith and Scott McCarney Lecture in Los Angeles

For Immediate Release
The Los Angeles Book Arts Center, the Southern California Chapter of the Art 
Libraries Society and Otis Laboratory Press invite you to a talk by Keith 
Smith and Scott McCarney.
This free lecture, the third in LABAC’s “My Life in Books” series, will take 
place on Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Otis College of Art & Design, 9045 
Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045.  Opening reception 7 pm, talk to begin 
promptly at 7:30 pm.  Parking is free.
Keith Smith has made 223 books since 1967. Forty-four of these have been 
self-published, including nine bookmaking: Structure of the Visual Book, Text in 
the Book Format, and Non-Adhesive Binding Volumes I, II, III, IV and V, 
Bookbinding for Book Artists, and 200 Books.  Smith has received two Guggenheim 
Fellowships as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the 
Pollock/Krasner Foundation and a Pilot Fine Art Still Photography Grant.  His work is 
in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of 
Modern Art, San Francisco; the Library of Congress; the Victoria and Albert Museum, 
London; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa; Bibliothèque Nationale, 
Paris; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

Scott McCarney is an artist and designer based in Rochester, New York. He 
received an MFA in photography from the University of Buffalo/Visual Studies 
Workshop in 1983. Since then, his art has found its home primarily in the book 
form. His one-of-a-kind books, both offset and small edition, can be found in 
many library and special collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New 
York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Yale’s Arts of the Book Collection 
in New Haven, Connecticut.  His work is shown internationally in group and solo 
exhibitions in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Melbourne, Australia and Budapest, Hungary 
and in galleries and spaces closer to home such Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York 
and at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been an 
artist-in-residence at Light Work, Syracuse, New York; the Washington Project for the 
Arts, Washington D.C.; University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine; and the 
International Studio Program in New York City. His awards include a National 
Endowment for the Arts Mid-Atlantic Regional Fellowship, a New York Foundation for 
the Arts Fellowship, and a Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts 
Individual Artist Grant.
Keith and Scott have been co-teaching book workshops for over 10 years in 
university and college settings such as RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia 
and the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York, as well as in art centers 
and binding guilds throughout the world.   
The Los Angeles Book Arts Center is a creative, intellectual and technical 
resource for artists, collectors, dealers, curators and all individuals 
interested in the book and paper arts.  It is the center's mission to serve as a 
network and clearinghouse for information, education and resources. This is being 
accomplished through networking, workshops, lectures, publications, exhibitions 
and outreach.  Our commitment is to build a strong community as well as to 
further individual pursuits in the book and paper arts.  
The Los Angeles Book Arts Center (LABAC) was founded in September 2002.  Open 
meetings, hosted lectures, classes and continuous online discussion groups 
all contribute to building a strong book arts community in Los Angeles.  The Los 
Angeles Book Arts Center offers the broadest possible range of classes in the 
book arts, drawing and calligraphy, paste papers and monoprints, book 
structures of all types, cases and boxes, and everything between and beyond.
For additional information on this lecture or the Los Angeles Book Arts 
Center, please contact Lisa Deutsch at (310) 657-2616 or LAGourmet@xxxxxxxx  Please 
visit our website at  www.LABookArts.com.

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