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[BKARTS] Los Angeles Book Arts Center - Dancing Books Lecture



The Los Angeles Book Arts Center and the Beverly Hills Public Library invite 
you to a talk by Alice Simpson, award-winning designer, illustrator, book 
artist and sculptor.

This free lecture will take place on May 13, 2004, at the Beverly Hills 
Public Library which is located at 444 North Rexford Dr. in Beverly Hills.  Opening 
Reception 6:30 PM.  Talk to begin promptly at 7:00 PM.  Free parking is 
available in the library parking lot.

Simpson enjoyed a successful career as an award-winning graphics and 
packaging designer working for businesses such as Upjohn Pharmaceutical, Estee Lauder, 
Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, Revlon, Mattel and Macy’s.  Her illustrations 
appeared in Self, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair and Vogue, among others.  Since 
1992, Simpson has produced 42 books, many with a dance theme.  Dance has 
continued to be the inspiration for her craft.  Simpson creates wild, 
finger-paint-like backgrounds from paste paper that capture the color and suggest the 
sensuous sounds of the dancers and music.  Simpson’s works have been shown in more 
than 30 exhibitions and are included in the collections of a number of museums 
and libraries including those of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Yale University, 
Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts Jerome Robbins Dance 
Collection, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the National Museum of Women in 
the Arts, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. 

The Los Angeles Book Arts Center is a creative, intellectual and technical 
resource for artists, collectors, dealers, curators and all individuals 
interested in the book and paper arts.  It is the center's mission to serve as a 
network and clearinghouse for information, education and resources. This is being 
accomplished through networking, workshops, lectures, publications, exhibitions 
and outreach.  Our commitment is to build a strong community as well as to 
further individual pursuits in the book and paper arts.  

The Los Angeles Book Arts Center (LABAC) was founded in September 2002.  Open 
meetings, hosted lectures, classes and continuous online discussion groups 
all contribute to building a strong book arts community in Los Angeles.  The Los 
Angeles Book Arts Center offers the broadest possible range of classes in the 
book arts, drawing and calligraphy, paste papers and monoprints, book 
structures of all types, cases and boxes, and everything between and beyond. 

For additional information on this lecture or the Los Angeles Book Arts 
Center, please contact Lisa Deutsch at (310) 657-2616 or LAGourmet@xxxxxxxx  Please 
visit our website at www.LABookArts.com for more information on lectures, 
classes and events. 

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