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[BKARTS] BookWorks 2003 at SFPL



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Gabrielle Jones        

July 23, 2003
415-557-4282

 

The San Francisco Public Library presents:

 

BookWorks 2003

 

The 11th Biennial Pacific Center for the Book Arts Members' Exhibition

 

SAN FRANCISCO-In celebration of the extraordinary books designed,
printed, and assembled recently by professional book artists and
educators in the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Francisco Public
Library announces BookWorks 2003, the 11th Biennial Pacific Center for
the Book Arts Members' Exhibition. BookWorks 2003 will open to the
public on November 1, 2003, in the Skylight Gallery, Sixth Floor, Main
Library, 100 Larkin Street and is on view through January 4, 2004.
Highlights of this exhibition include letterpress, calligraphy,
xerography, papermaking, hand illustration, and both innovative and
traditional bookbindings. 

 

"This exhibition provides the public with multiple examples of how books
can be a form of fine art," said Asa Peavy, Program Manager of the Book
Arts and Special Collections Center. "Traditionally books have a cover
with pages inside, but they can also be made entirely out of metal, or
shaped like a staircase; the BookWorks exhibition explores all realms."
The Library will also host a lively reception on Saturday, November 15,
from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and artist talks scheduled for Saturday, November
22, and Sunday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m.

 

The Pacific Center for the Book Arts (PBCA) was formed in 1980 to foster
and support the new direction of book artists' various disciplines, and
to provide a vehicle and focus for education, experimentation, and
communication. For more information on PCBA please call 415-621-5744, or
visit www.pcbaonline.net.

 

An image of a piece in the exhibit can be seen here:
http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/news/exhibitions.htm.

 

The exhibition and programs are sponsored by Friends of the San
Francisco Public Library and the Marjorie G. & Carl W. Stern Book Arts &
Special Collections Center at the Library. All events at the Library are
free and open to the public. For more information please contact the
Center at 415-557-4560 or through our web page at
http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/librarylocations/main/bookarts/bookarts.htm.

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Asa Peavy, Program Manager

Marjorie G. & Carl W. Stern Book

Arts & Special Collections Center

San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

T: 415.557.4560

F: 415.437.4849

 <mailto:asap@xxxxxxxx> apeavy@xxxxxxxx 

http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/index.htm

http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/librarylocations/main/bookarts/bookarts.htm

 

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