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[BKARTS] Edible Book Art Exhibition in Los Angeles



 
CONTACT: 
Lisa  Deutsch 
(310)  657-2616 
LAGourmet@xxxxxxx 
FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE 
ART YOU CAN  EAT!

Edible-Book Art Tea Party Exhibition Serves Up Food for Thought:   
A Cornucopia of Books  to Whet Your Appetite

(Los Angeles, CA) - A banquet of books will be  served up for the publics 
viewing---and feasting---pleasure at the Los Angeles  Book Arts Center’s 
International Edible Book High/Low Tea on Saturday, April 2,  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 West 
Hollywood  Community Center 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  Party combines the creative and culinary talents of many 
of the Southland’s  preeminent book artists who will be transforming 
fantasies of literature into a  feast for the eyes and palate.

Every type of book---children’s classics,  detective novels, biographies, 
romance---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 nonprofit 
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, 
please call 310-657-2616, or visit the LABAC Web site at  www.LABookArts.com.

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