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[BKARTS] Reminder - The Center for Book Arts In New York City Holiday Sale this Saturday



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Contact: Rory Golden
212/481-0295
          rgolden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

UNIQUE HANDMADE GIFT ITEMS AT
THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS' 29TH ANNUAL
HOLIDAY SALE AND OPEN HOUSE

HOLIDAY TREATS, MUSIC & SHOPPING FOR VISITORS AT THE CENTER'S CHELSEA LOFT

The Center for Book Arts will host its 29th Annual Holiday Sale and Open
House at its new space in Chelsea on Saturday, December 13th from 11:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. The Center's studio and exhibit space will be transformed into
a book artists' marketplace.  Throughout the day, book artists, instructors
and members of the Center will be selling their handcrafted creations.
Unique and affordable items for sale will include hand-bound books, boxes,
date books, journals, greeting cards, decorative boxes, hand-made papers,
diaries and photo albums.

Book artists affiliated with the Center will demonstrate letterpress
printing and bookbinding techniques, offering a sample of the skills taught
in workshops offered year-round at the Center.  Course listings and program
schedules will be available in the event that visitors are inspired  to
learn to make their own book-related gifts for next year. Raffle prizes will
include handmade books and journals, handmade paper / stationery, exhibit
catalogs, and gift certificates for local restaurants and for workshops at
the Center.

Accompanied by a variety of Yuletide refreshments, live musicians will add
to the festivities.  The classical wind quartet, Eastern Winds, will perform
music by Tchaikovsky, Müller, Joplin, Lauber, and holiday favorites. Eastern
Winds will perform music by Mozart, Rossini, Mercadante as well as an
assortment of holiday favorites. Eastern Winds features musicians Marc Cerri
on horn, Julie Ferrara on oboe, Liz Player on clarinet, Susanne Chen on
bassoon and flutist Jill Sokol. Adam Strum on flute, and other live
musicians will perform throughout the event.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS

The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to the preservation of the traditional
crafts of bookmaking, as well as encouraging contemporary interpretations of
the book as an art object.   Founded in 1974, it was the first
not-for-profit organization of its kind in the nation. The Center organizes
exhibitions related to the art of the book and offers an extensive selection
of educational courses, workshops and seminars in traditional and
contemporary bookbinding, letterpress printing, fine press publishing, and
other associated arts. The Center for Book Arts is supported by local
businesses, various foundations including the Lenrow Fund, the Milton and
Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the NY State Council on the Arts, the National
Endowment for the Arts, and its members.

The Center is located at 28 West 27th Street, on the 3rd floor, between 6th
Avenue and Broadway. To get to the Center by train, take the N, R to 28th
Street and Broadway; the F to 23rd Street and 6th Avenue; or the 1 or 9 to
28th Street and 7th Avenue. Please call the Center for details on parking in
the neighborhood.  For further information or to register for workshops and
classes, call the Center at (212) 481-0295 or visit
www.centerforbookarts.org. Center for Book Arts, Incorporated 1974 is a 501
(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. Contributions are tax deductible to the
extent allowed by law.

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