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[BKARTS] Convivio Bookworks Exhibition in Jupiter, Florida

Florida Atlantic University's MacArthur Campus Library in Jupiter, Florida presents an exhibition of handmade books and broadsides by Lake Worth printers John Cutrone and Seth Thompson.

The Books & Broadsides of Convivio Bookworks

John Cutrone and Seth Thompson create letterpress-printed limited edition books and broadsides in a small studio at their home in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida. Before settling into this studio, though, their work was done very much in the spirit of the itinerant printers of yore, working at presses and book studios across the country. In organizing this first retrospective of their work, it became apparent that books by Cutrone & Thompson involve not just type and paper but also miles and wanderlust. The show takes its name from a shellac disc recorded by Woody Guthrie in 1945: "Long Ways to Travel" seemed a fitting title for a show of books and broadsides printed in many far-flung places.

This show gathers twenty of their print works, including "Psalm for Cordie" (1994), which was Cutrone's first book, and some of Convivio Bookworks' most recent productions: "Works on Paper" (2007), a book of poems by Shin Yu Pai, and two pieces that came about from their participation with the Mutanabbi Street Coalition, raising money for humanitarian relief agencies in Iraq through the sale of letterpress- printed broadsides of the work of Iraqi poets. Cutrone and Thompson worked with poet Zaid Shlah on a piece called "From Occident to Orient" (2007).

"Long Ways to Travel" runs now through January 3, 2008, at FAU's MacArthur Campus Library, 5353 Parkside Drive in Jupiter. Telephone (561) 799-8530. Hours are posted at the library's website:


This exhibition is presented in cooperation with the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library in Boca Raton. The Jaffe Collection is home to thousands of artists' books and limited editions. More information may be found at the Center's website: www.jaffecollection.org. More information on the work of John Cutrone and Seth Thompson and their press, Convivio Bookworks, may be found at the artists' website: www.conviviobookworks.com.

John Cutrone Programs Coordinator The Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library Boca Raton, Florida http://www.jaffecollection.org

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