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[BKARTS] Edible Book Arts Show in Los Angeles



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CONTACT:
Lisa Deutsch
310-657-2616
LAGourmet@xxxxxxx

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ART YOU CAN EAT!

Fifth Annual Edible-Book Tea Serves Up Food for Thought:
A Cornucopia of Books to Whet Your Appetite

March 15, 2004 (Los Angeles, CA) - A banquet of books will be served up 
for the public’s viewing---and feasting---pleasure at the Los Angeles 
Book Arts Center’s Fifth Annual International Edible Book High/Low Tea 
on Saturday, April 3, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The tea party is a 
celebratory exhibit of books as art---art you can eat because it’s made 
of food instead of paper.

These delightful, delectable works of art will be on display at the new 
West Hollywood Community Center, rooms 5 and 6, in Plummer Park, 7377 
Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., 
book-, art- and fun-lovers of all ages are invited to view this year’s 
entries and entrees, meet the artists, and learn more about book art. 
Kids will also enjoy a special activity where they can make their own 
books to take home with them. At 4 p.m., all of the book art on display 
will be served up with tea and coffee. This event is FREE and open to 
the public.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
The Edible Book Tea combines the creative and culinary talents of many 
of the Southland’s preeminent book artists. This year, local chefs will 
also be getting in on the fun, transforming fantasies of literature 
into a feast for the eyes and palate.

Every type of book---children’s classics, detective novels, 
biographies, romances---will be sculpted from a smorgasbord of 
foodstuffs. Imagine chocolate shoes whose tongues tell tales. 
Or, baklava books with pages made of filo dough. In past years, artists 
have designed text on mobiles made from fruit roll-ups that looked like 
stained glass and written poetry on growing lettuce, which was 


harvested for a salad. Photographs of these artistic creations from 
previous edible-book events can be viewed at 
www.colophon.com/ediblebooks/photos.html

A CONSUMING PASSION FOR BOOKS
Book artists see the book as an art form. They share a passion for 
books in every possible medium of artistic expression, from painting 
and drawing to sculpting and bookbinding.

The Los Angeles Book Arts Center (LABAC) is dedicated to serving as a 
creative, intellectual and technical resource for artists, collectors, 
dealers, curators and individuals interested in the book and paper 
arts. The non-profit Center’s mission is to help build a strong book 
arts community in the Los Angeles area by offering exhibitions, 
lectures, classes, meetings and continuous online discussion groups. 
LABAC offers a broad range of classes in the book arts, drawing and 
calligraphy, paste papers and monoprints, book structures, cases and 
boxes, and everything between and beyond. For more information, call 
310-657-2616, or check out the LABAC Web site at www.labookarts.com.



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