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[BKARTS] Exhibition Announcement: Designer Bindings in Portland



"Designer Bindings from the Collection of Cynthia Sears & Frank Buxton"
   
Book bindings can be simple utilitarian structures that we handle
everyday and take for granted. Or, they can be breathtakingly elaborate,
stunning vehicles for skillful artists who have mastered the handling of
leather and other materials to produce unforgettable objects. Join us
for this exhibition, which features highlights from the wonderful
collection of Cynthia Sears and Frank Buxton. 

It includes two sculptural book-walls by Philip Smith (formerly in the
collection of Colin Franklin); gorgeous designer bindings on books about
binding that were commissioned from some of the world's best binders and
authors on the topic (including Sydney Cockerell, Michael Wilcox, and
Tini Miura); and the complete set of 25 remarkable, gold-tooled bindings
produced in the late 1990s to honor one of the book arts' most respected
practitioners, Bernard C. Middleton.

Opening Reception
Collins Gallery 
Saturday, October 22, 2-3:30 p.m. 
Please join us for the exhibition and refreshments, as well as comments
by collector Frank Buxton and exhibition curator Jim Carmin. For more
information, contact John Wilson Room, Special Collections Librarian Jim
Carmin at 503.988.6287 or jimc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Collins Gallery 
3rd Floor, Central Library 
801 S.W. 10th Avenue 
Portland, OR 

Exhibition Dates: October 4-November 20 
Mon. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Tue.-Wed. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 
Thu.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 
Sun. noon-5 p.m. 



   Jim Carmin
   John Wilson Room Librarian
   Multnomah County Library
   Room 2M-C
   801 SW 10th Ave.
   Portland, OR 97205
   503-988-6287 (phone)
   503-988-5226 (fax)
   jimc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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