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[BKARTS] Exhibition announcement - BookMarks ZMP

BookMarks ZMP
4th Annual Artists' Book Exhibition
Zea Mays Printmaking
221 Pine St. #320 (Arts and Industry Building)
Florence, MA 01062
Exhibition dates: September 11 - October 26 ,2007
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 PM
Exhibition viewing hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 11-4, Wednesdays 12-8, Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23, October 6-7 and October 20-21, 11-4.

Zea Mays Printmaking is proud to host our 4th annual juried artists’ book exhibition as part of Museums’ 10 Bookmarks program.

In the hands of artists, books become magical things: a marriage of image and text, a sculptural object, a visual journey, a playful encounter, or an interactive experience. The visual experience unfolds scene upon scene, page upon page, and the viewer gets an intimate, tactile experience. Through bookmaking, artists find new ways of communicating and constructing meaning.

BookMarks ZMP showcases a broad range of interpretations of the artist’s book, from contemporary expressions to more traditional structures, with the common denominator being that each of the books incorporates hand printmaking. Some of the books are built around textual narratives or poems, while others are purely visual experiences. The books being shown in our studio Gallery are for sale, and range from one-of-a-kind visual books to illustrated letterpress editions. Artists whose books will be on exhibition come from all over the United States and Canada and include: Ashlee Weitlauf, Mary Taylor, Margaret Jean Taylor, Anita S. Hunt, Martha Galuszka, Steven C. Daiber, Tara O'Brien, Marvel Maring, Ginger Burrell, Brian borchardt, Nicole Dore Brunet, Melissa kaup-Augustine, Sun Young Kan, Annie Zeybekoglu and Nancy Diessner.

BookMarks ZMP presents viewers with the rare opportunity to handle the books on exhibit. Artist’s books are usually displayed in closed cases and actually “reading” them is not possible. At Zea Mays Printmaking, visitors are invited to take the books off the shelves and explore them fully at their own pace.

Zea Mays Printmaking is a studio, workshop, educational facility and research center dedicated to new approaches in printmaking. At Zea Mays we honor the rich tradition of printmaking by exploring alternatives that are safe for artists and the environment. While open to artists using all materials, our BookMarks ZMP exhibition gives special acknowledgement to the books that are made in Zea Mays Printmaking’s greener printmaking tradition.

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