Book Art Exhibit Opens at Mesa Public Library

‘Profound Thought No. 11’ by Selene Sinclair is one of the handmade artist’s books that will make up the exhibit at the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. Photo by Chuck Chambers
 
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The Mesa Public Library Art Gallery in Los Alamos presents “Expressions in Book Art” Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 30.

All of the artists are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG). They use a wide range of materials and techniques to create the books, including a variety of bindings (accordion, Coptic, longstitch, stab), content (calligraphy, photography, poetry), forms (pop-ups, altered books, boxed books, sculptures), and paper (handmade, commercial, decorated). 

“Expressions in Book Art” is a partner exhibition with a concurrent one at the New Mexico State Capitol.

The timing of this exhibit of handmade books is especially fitting because the New Mexico Library Association’s Mini-Conference is in Los Alamos on Oct. 17 and 18.

The book artists will greet the public at a reception 4-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Everyone is welcome to attend. Thereafter the gallery is open during normal library hours. Attendance is free for both the reception and the exhibit.

For more information, call (505) 662-8253 or visit www.losalamosnm.us/library/Pages/ArtGalleryExhibits.aspx.

The Santa Fe Book Arts Group provides resources and opportunities for book artists to learn and share the skills of their craft. BAG consists of more than 150 active members who participate in workshops, exhibits, and collaborative projects. For more information about Santa Fe BAG, visit http://www.santafebag.org/.

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