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[BKARTS] MCBA presents SPOT ON:The Art of Zines and Graphic Novels



Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to present our newest exhibition, Spot On: The Art of Zines and Graphic Novels.  This show explores the diversity of artistic communication inherent in these independently published and visually exciting works.

Zine: an inexpensively produced, self-published work consisting of written and/or graphic elements.
Graphic Novel: a work in which the narrative is related through a combination of text and art.
Spot On: an exhibition showcasing independent thought, freedom of the press, alternative narrative styles, and the diversity of artistic communication.  Highlights include award-winning illustration, unique storytelling, Japanese manga, underground publications, and alternative viewpoints from copy machines across the nation.

Opening Reception Saturday April 9, 2005 6-9pm.  Eat, drink, mingle and shop the special sales tables.

Zine Family Day Saturday April 9, 2005 1-4pm.  An all-ages make-your-own comic book drop-in workshop.

Zine Trade Fair, Saturday June 11, 2005 10am-5pm and Sunday June 12, 2005 noon-5pm.  Panel discussions, presentations, children?s activities, and vendors offering a wide variety of zines, graphic novels, comics and more!

The exhibit will run April 9-June 25, 2005, and is free and open to the public.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Star Tribune Foundation Gallery
At Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
612.215.2520
www.mnbookarts.org





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