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[BKARTS] Volunteers Needed to Work with Children in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Book Arts Center is looking for volunteers to help with a
children's project at our Edible Book Arts Show on Saturday afternoon, April 1,
see press release below for more info on the event. Volunteers will help
out by teaching children a simple book structure made out of a single sheet of
paper. Your help will allow children to create their own books, color them,
write in them, feel a sense of accomplishment and allow their creativity to
flow. We need volunteers to help out from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, please use the
contact information below to let us know if you will be able to help out for
an hour or two or three at our edible book show. You will receive all the
cookies, cake, and tea you can consume, see a very unique art show, eat some
art and get a chance to make a difference in the lives of children by helping
them learn a new skill. We hope you will consider joining us and volunteering
at this most unusual art show.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ART YOU CAN EAT!
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 public’s
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 4:30 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.
WHAT'S ON THE MENU?
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. If you would be interested in creating an edible book
for the show please contact us at (310) 657-2616 or _LAGourmet@xxxxxxxx
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
_www.colophon.com/ediblebooks/photos.html_ (http://www.colophon.com/ediblebooks/photos.html) or
A CONSUMING PASSION FOR BOOKS
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
Center's 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
The Guild of Book Workers' Centennial Celebration:
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