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[BKARTS] Edible Book Arts Exhibition in Los Angeles

Lisa  Deutsch 
(310)  657-2616 

Edible-Book Art Tea Party Exhibition Serves Up Food for Thought:  A  
Cornucopia of Books to Whet Your Appetite

(Los Angeles, CA) - A banquet  of books will be served up for the publics 
viewing---and feasting---pleasure at  the Seventh International Edible Book 
High/Low Tea hosted by the Los Angeles  Book Arts Center and the City of West 
Hollywood on Saturday, April 1, 2006, from  2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Book art to be 
eaten promptly at 4 pm.  The tea party is a celebratory exhibit  of books as 
art---art you can eat because it's made of food instead of  paper.

These delightful, delectable works of art will be on display at  Kings Road 
Park, 1000 Kings Road, West Hollywood. Between 2 P.M. and 4 P.M.,  book-, art- 
and fun-lovers of all ages are invited to create book art and view  this year’
s entries and entrees, meet the artists, and learn more about book  art.  Kids 
will also enjoy a special  activity where they can make their own books to 
take home with them. At 4 p.m.,  all of the book art on display will be served 
up with tea and coffee. This event  is FREE and open to the public.

The Edible Book  Tea Party combines the creative and culinary talents of many 
of the Southland’s  preeminent book artists, book lovers, chefs, food lovers 
and children who will  be transforming fantasies of literature into a feast 
for the eyes and  palate.

Every type of book---children’s classics, detective novels,  biographies, 
romance---will be sculpted from a smorgasbord of foodstuffs.  Imagine chocolate 
shoes whose tongues tell tales.  Or, baklava books with  pages made of filo 
dough. In past years, artists have designed text on mobiles  made from fruit 
roll-ups that looked like stained glass and written poetry on  growing lettuce, 
which was harvested for a salad. Photographs of these artistic  creations from
previous edible-book events can be viewed at  

Book artists see the book as an art form. They share a passion for  books in 
every possible medium of artistic expression, from painting and drawing  to 
sculpting and bookbinding.

The Los Angeles Book Arts Center (LABAC) is  dedicated to serving as a 
creative, intellectual and technical resource for  artists, collectors, dealers, 
curators and individuals interested in the book  and paper arts. The nonprofit 
Centers mission is to help build a strong book  arts community in the Los 
Angeles area by offering exhibitions, lectures,  classes, meetings and continuous 
online discussion groups.  LABAC offers a broad range of classes in  the book 
arts, drawing and calligraphy, paste papers and monoprints, book  structures, 
cases and boxes, and everything between and beyond. For more  information or to 
participate, please call 310-657-2616, or visit the LABAC Web  site at 

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