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[BKARTS] Central New York Book Arts, June 1 - August 17, Syracuse University Library

Central New York Book Arts is an exhibition that features book works
created by regional book artists, including students at Wells College in
Aurora, N.Y., and Printmaking 552 in the School of Art and Design,
College of Visual and Performing Arts, here at Syracuse University. The
exhibit will be on display in the Library's 6th floor gallery area until
August 17. For directions to E.S. Bird Library at Syracuse University go
The exhibition is also available for viewing online at
The exhibitors are Jennifer Betton, Nicole Blum, Carol Ceraldi, Leigh
Craven, Tijana Djordjevic, Diane Fine, Jessica Ginsberg, Beverly Hettig,
Zebadiah Keneally, Sue Huggins Leopard, Robert LoMascolo, Conor McGrann,
Ellen Nanni, Zoe Nementz, Shalini Patel, Bertha Rogers, Jamie Shoneman,
Jane Tam, Robert Walp, Cynthia Wang, Wells College Book Arts Center, and
Craig Wischerath.
The first Central New York Book Arts: Traditional to Innovative exhibit
was held in the fall of 2001 at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in
Auburn, N.Y., and featured 31 works by 25 artists. As in 2001, a
regional call-for-entries was sent out, attracting 13 entries by 10
artists. In addition, the 12 students of Peter Verheyen's "Book Arts"
class in the Printmaking Department of Syracuse University's School of
Art and Design were included in the exhibit. These students also juried
the exhibition, giving them a first-hand look at the range of work being
produced by regional book artists and a further opportunity to discuss
the various facets of one-of-a-kind artist's book, editioned fine press
work, bookbinding, and student work.
The 22 works in the exhibition illustrate a wide range of book
structures, including sewn books, accordions, and sculptural works using
such materials as clay, cloth, paper, leather, and parchment. Techniques
used for text and imagery include letterpress printing, woodcuts,
silk-screen, laser/inkjet, calligraphic, and combinations of these
techniques. In the case of the 12 students from Verheyen's class, these
works also represent their final projects for the class, but hopefully
not their explorations of the book as medium and object. These final
works for class will be added to the holdings of the Special Collections
Research Center after the close of the exhibition and will be available
for study into the future. Earlier works by Verheyen's class were shown
in Central New York Book Arts, an exhibit that remains available online
on the Library's Website.
Please feel free to contact me for further information on the exhibit.
Peter D. Verheyen
Preservation & Digital Access Librarian
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244

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