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Bullnettle Press exhibit



                THE BULLNETTLE PRESS 1979-1999
         Books, Broadsides, &c., Printed by Asa Peavy

A retrospective of the work of Asa Peavy and the Bullnettle Press will be
on display at the SFA Art Gallery, Griffith Fine Arts Building, Stephen F.
Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, from November 15 through
December 9, 1999. The exhibit opens with an informal talk by Mr. Peavy in
the Gallery on Monday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Peavy is an alumnus of SFA and former librarian at both the Nacogdoches
Public Library and the Steen Library of SFA. He received his MLS from the
University of North Texas, and earned an MFA in Book Arts from the University
of Alabama, where he studied with Richard-Gabriel Rummonds. He is currently
Program Manager for the Book Arts and Special Collections Center of the San
Francisco Public Library.

The exhibit consists of books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other ephemeral
pieces printed letterpress. Items of interest include a poster for the 1986
Frankfurt Book Fair commissioned by the US Information Agency to celebrate
the historic first meeting between Soviet and US publishers; _Anatomy_ (poems
by Alice Jones) Fine Press Award winner in the 1997 Northwest Book Festival
and a runner-up for the 1997 Hertzog Award; _The Gigantic Cockroach_ and
_Billets-doux_, both done in collaboration with Coriander Reisbord; and a
number of pieces done in collaboration with other printers and artists.

An image of _Anatomy_, may be viewed by going to the following URL and
scrolling down:

http://www.finearts.sfasu.edu/artsinfo/US.html

For information on Gallery hours, location, etc., please contact Eloise Adams
in Nacogdoches at 409-468-1131.

For information on items in the exhibit, including prices, please contact
Asa Peavy in San Francisco at 415-285-6475 or bullnettle@earthlink.net.

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