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[BKARTS] Books in Black at Florida Atlantic University
The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University's
WImberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida is pleased to present BOOKS
IN BLACK: A NEW PAGE! . . . a unique exhibition of sculptural
artists' books that pay tribute to individuals of African ancestry
who have made major contributions to society.
The exhibit is curated by Ruth Edwards, founder of New York based
Books in Black, a collective of individuals of African ancestry who
have been dubbed "ordinary people making extraordinary books."
Equally important as making unique books, it is the goal of this
group to bring to the public's attention the little known inventions
and achievements of people of color.
The artists featured in this traveling exhibit are multi-talented, so
oftentimes origami, dollmaking, and other personal interests are
brought into play with the dual objective of delivering a significant
message while making a book. BOOKS IN BLACK: A NEW PAGE! is broad in
scope, and holds interest for children as well as adults. Most
importantly, the show is designed to reach people of all races.
BOOKS IN BLACK: A NEW PAGE! will be on display at Florida Atlantic
University's Wimberly Library February 12 through April 16, 2007, in
all of the library's major exhibition areas: The main lobby of the
library, outside of the library's administrative offices (Second
Floor West), and also in the lobby of the new Arthur & Mata Jaffe
Center for Book Arts (Third Floor East). The exhibition is available
for viewing anytime during regular library hours (for current hours,
BOOKS IN BLACK EVENTS
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Join us on Thursday evening, February 15, beginning at 6:00pm as we
celebrate the opening of Books in Black: A New Page! Curator Ruth
Edwards will present an informal talk about the exhibition. All are
invited. The celebration and reception will take place at FAU
Libraries' new Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, third floor
east of the Wimberly Library.
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Books in Black founder and curator Ruth Edwards will present formal
discussions, with images, on the exhibition and the Books in Black
organization. These presentations will take place at the Jaffe Center
for the Book, third floor east of the Wimberly Library, on Friday,
February 16, and Monday, February 19. The presentations (the same
program on both days) will begin at 3:00pm with a gallery talk.
Ms. Edwards' presentations will also include a showing and
explanation of book structures other than those shown in the
exhibition, a question and answer period, and a "Make & Take" Book
Table, where audience members will try their hands at constructing a
Each gallery talk will last about 30 minutes; each day's full
presentation, including the "Make & Take" Book Table project, will
last about two hours total. Feel free to come for just the talk if
you can't stay for the entire presentation. All are invited. No
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BOOK ARTS WORKSHOPS: Educator Oriented!
The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is presenting two hands-on
instructional workshops with Ruth Edwards. Both are geared towards
educators, though anyone with an interest in making handmade books
will benefit. Previous bookmaking experience is not required. The
Sunday workshop is sold out, but we still have a few seats available
in Saturday's workshop:
"Gourmet Books with Edible Looks"
That's right, you will make a meal--or at least what looks like one--
of five different book structures that will look like a salad, a
sandwich, a beverage, a dessert, and a snack. This fun-filled
workshop is designed for emerging and established book artists. It's
not only fun, it's appetizing and especially tasty for teachers.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
10:00am to 4:30pm at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts
$80 tuition, plus $15 materials fee ($95 total)
Class limit: 12
For more information on workshops, or to register, contact me, John
Cutrone, Jaffe Center Book Arts Coordinator, at (561) 297-0455, or
email jcutrone@xxxxxxxx Feel free to contact me if you have any other
questions regarding this fascinating exhibit.
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PARKING FOR ALL EVENTS
The parking lot in front of the library and the parking garage just
west of the library will be designated No Ticket Zones for all of
these events, so you may park anywhere in these areas without need of
a parking hangtag. If you park at a metered space, however, you will
need to put quarters in the meter!
Thanks, and hope to see you this weekend!
Book Arts Coordinator
The Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for the Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Libraries
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
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