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Show at Berkeley Art Center: Science Imagined, 10/30--12/29



-- [ From: Al Rubottom * EMC.Ver #2.3 ] --

DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW! if you're anywhere within range by year's end:

A *fabulous* artists book show just opened at the Berkeley Art Center Assoc.,
located in Live Oak Part, 1275 Walnut Street, in (north) Berkeley, California.
Sibyl & I attended the opening reception on Sunday and were duly impressed
with the high quality of all the work displayed, the marvelous mounting of the
show [kudos to BACA staff & helpers for a job well done], and the very
intriguing schedule of additional events in conjunction with the show.

The show will run through 29 December, Wed. - Sun. 12 - 5 p.m.
This short announcement is copied from the BACA Newsleaf:

A stunning exhibition of artists books, a number of them collaborations with
scientists, opens at BACA on Wednesday, Ocober 30.

"Science Imagined" invited the exploration of scientific principles and
imaginative
illustration of artists' understanding of those principles. The  books produced
for
the exhibition are truly astonishing in the range of scientific subjects
explored and
the variety of presentations.

Work was selected in two ways: a core of invited artists was asked to prepare
a piece relating to the subject, and a call for entries was distributed
nationally and
internationally. The responses have been surprising and often moving.
Jurors Susannah Hays (who also curated the invited portion); Robin Rider,
Historian of Science and Curator of Special Collections at the Univ. of
Wisconsin;
and BACA director Robbin Henderson selected nearly 30 books from over 60
submitted.

Books came from as far away as the Netherlands, U.K. and Canada,
as well as from across the U.S. and from the presses of many local artists.
Participants number nearly 80 and include Leda Black, Nance O'Banion,
Marylee Bytheriver, Julie Chen, SAS Colby, Dale Going, Georgianna Greenwood,
Charles Hobson, Michael Henninger, Lisa Kokin, Meredith Mustard, Lynne Prather,
Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Jaime Robles, Anne Schwartzburg, Judith Serebrin, Indigo Som,
Joanne Sonnichsen, Donna & Peter Thomas, F. Deschamps and J. Mohns, Elena
Rivera,
Diane Jacobs, Michael O'Shea, Nancy Ruth Leavitt, Dorothy Yule, and many
others.
[including Sibyl Rubottom, James Machacek, Steve Nosaan, and Sara Rosenbluth
of San Diego!]

A lovely catalog is available for $15.
The special events planned in conjunction with the exhibition's run include:
Readings from the books, Tues., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Collaborations, Artists & Scientists, Thurs., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
510.644.6893

easily found from I-80:
take Gilman exit and go east/inland, note that Gilman merges into Hopkins,
follow Hopkins until Walnut, et voila! [check for directions from BACA if
needed]
or, go one block from Black Oak Books/The Cheeseboard/Chez Panisse up to Walnut
(Peet's is at corner of Walnut & Rose), and proceed north on Walnut
a few blocks 'til you come upon Live Oak Park on your right...


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