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[BKARTS] BookOpolis 2008

Open Call for artists’ books and prints for BookOpolis is Septermber 15-19th

Submission guidelines and accompanying form available on the website, ashevillebookworks.com. Please submit artists’ books, broadsides and prints. BookOpolis books are displayed for visitors to handle unless specified. Prints and broadsides must be ready to hang, framed or will be displayed simply with clips. Contact us at (828) 255-8444 or info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx for more details.
BookOpolis 2008:

BookWorks’ biggest event of the year is bigger and better!

Since BookWorks (www.ashevillebookworks.com) opened its doors in 2004, BookOpolis has been THE defining annual event. Each September, BookOpolis has introduced scores of people to the art and craft of artists’ books, contemporary fine press, and print.

This years’ two-day BookOpolis takes place September 26 – 27, at BookWorks, 428 1/2 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Dedicated followers and new fans can look forward to experiencing an exciting new collection of books and prints along with demonstrations of printing techniques, poetry readings and the unveiling of a collection of artists’ books created especially for the event. An opening reception kicks off the weekend. All events are free and open to the public. Here’s a rundown of this year’s expanded schedule fo events:

· Friday, September 26, 6-9 pm: Opening reception for a unique exhibit of artists’ books and prints from an outstanding array of national and international artists working in letterpress, print, and the book form. Also, premiere of the 2008 Interlude Editions Small Book Deluxe Edition, a collection of (insert #) artists’ books created by regional book artists. The collection will be up for auction or raffle during the evening. A line-up of local writers will read poetry relating to the theme of the edition – based on Gaston Bachelard’s book The Poetics of Space – with musical accompaniment.

The Interlude Editions Small Book Deluxe Edition was inaugurated in 2007 to support the work of Interlude Editions, which offers residencies at BookWorks to artists working in print and the book form.

· Saturday, September 27: First annual “Printers’ Ball,” with demonstrations of printing techniques from 5-7pm and open gallery from 7-9 pm. At 9 pm we’ll print screens designed by artists from in and around Asheville, including Bill Fick, Matt Liddle, Katherine McGinn, and Lauren Scanlon. Move on to ‘Kyle’s Band’ party groove, ‘High Five’ surf music, ‘What if?,’ ‘Circus Band’ and more.

This year, in the weeks following BookOpolis, BookWorks will host an extended exhibition of selected work from the event, and award a purchase prize to one of the participating artists.

Asheville BookWorks is a community resource for print and book arts serving the U.S. and beyond. Located at 428 1/2 Haywood Road, in West Asheville, BookWorks presents an ongoing schedule of classes, lectures, and exhibits, and provides studio rentals and artist residencies. Visit www.ashevilleBookworks.com for more information.

CONTACT:             Laurie Corral, Director
Asheville BookWorks


428 1/2 Haywood Rd., West Asheville, NC, 28806

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