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[BKARTS] Fiber + Book Exhibition

Posted by:   Sharon McCartney, exhibition curator
Subject:   Fiber + Book Exhibition Announcement

Fiber + Book
An Artist Books Exhibition at the Fiber Art Center, Amherst, MA
September 15 - October 28, 2007

Fiber + Book, an exhibition celebrating exceptional book art from across the 
United States, features work by artists who employ fiber techniques and a love 
of surface enrichment to create beautifully fabricated books full of vivid 
imagery, rich textures and compelling stories. The artists in this show 
challenge the very definition of the book itself and stretch the possibilities of 
fiber techniques with works that have been sewn, woven, knitted, quilted, sculpted 
and created out of handmade paper, thread, twine, wood and fabric. 
Fiber + Book will investigate the many reasons that these book artists are 
drawn to fiber as a forum for their ideas as they explore and record personal 
experiences with nature, history, science, social interaction and spirituality. 
While some of the books display traditional structures, methods and 
craftsmanship; others introduce new forms and focus on content derived from book text or 
illustration; or reveal new uses for synthetic materials and the detritus of 
our daily lives.
This invitational show was curated by Sharon McCartney,   and features work 
by nationally known leaders in the book arts field, including Jody Alexander, 
Aleta Braun,  Lauren Camp, Karen Kunc, Aimee Lee,   Catherine Nash, Teresa 
Paschke, Lisa Beth Robinson, ; Gail Smuda, Pamela Spitzmueller,and Sandy Webster.

A Reception will be held Thursday, October 4, 2007    5-8 pm in conjunction 
with the opening of the Fiber Art Center's new Library and Resource Center. 
Several related Book Art Classes are being offered by the Fiber Art Center as 
part of their Fall 2007 Schedule.The Fiber Art Center is located at 79 South 
Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA.   The center is open Tuesdaythrough Saturday from 10 
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Admission is free.   
For more information about this exhibition and other programming, visit: 
www.fiberartcenter.org.  Images from the show will be posted on the site by the 
end of next week.

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