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[BKARTS] Exhibition and book arts talk: Catherine Michaelis in Portland, OR

John Wilson Special Collections of Multnomah County Library is pleased
to announce an upcoming exhibition and talk:

"May Day Press: 15 Years of Artist's Books by Catherine Alice Michaelis"

May 1 to June 30, 2007 

Catherine Michaelis has been making hand-made artist's books under the
imprint of May Day Press since 1992.  Her beautiful work uses
letterpress printing, often combined with other printing techniques,
along with skillful paper engineering that has become the hallmark of
this Washington artist's work.

From its Book Arts collections, the John Wilson Special Collections will
pull all of Catherine Michaelis's wonderful books and broadsides for the
exhibition, including the tiny two-volume Old Flames Mismatched: True
Stories of Extinguished Love, made from altered match-books, to the
oversize tribute to Mt. Rainier National Park, Volcano Blue, which
unfolds to reveal original poems by Ann Spiers that traverse up the

ALSO Please join us for a special opening lecture by the artist on
Sunday, May 6 from 2-4 PM in the John Wilson Special Collections.  

The John Wilson Special Collections is on the 2nd floor of Central
Library, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97205.

Exhibition hours are: 
	Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30; 
	Wednesdays, 3:30-7:00; 
	Fridays, 10:00-1:00; 
	and Saturdays, 2:30-6:00 
(and on Sunday, May 6, from 2:00-4:00).

For more information contact Jim Carmin, John Wilson Special Collections
Librarian at 503-988-6287; or jimc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx or see: 

     Jim Carmin
     John Wilson Special Collections Librarian
     Multnomah County Library
     801 SW 10th Avenue
     Portland, OR 97205
     phone: 503-988-6287
     fax: 503-988-5226

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