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Monday, June 13, 2011

Great Books in Bookworks 12

Bookworks 12, view of the Atrium
I (Diane S.) just got back from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, downtown branch, where installation of Bookworks 12 is almost complete. The show looks great, filled with expressive, poignant and textural books along with lovely miniatures and splendid leather bindings.

Thanks to Library staff, Kate Lawrence and Cindy Benasch for careful and great placement of the books. I tweaked and did some rearranging but not much. We had so many books this year that more cases are being requested, so the installation of the show should be completed by Tuesday afternoon, June 13th.

Judith Serling-Sturm & Jeanne Taylor
Thanks to all the artists, whose work makes the show so impressive!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bookworks 12 Exhibit

BOOKWORKS  12 opens June 14th!

CBAS's  20111 annual exhibit of artists' books and fine bindings will feature 52 works from regional artists and binders. Come see the wide range of talent displayed in these books that delve into poetic musings, reveries on daily life and that pay homage to  important texts. You will enjoy the variety of technical approaches too, from altered book to finely crafted bindings.

Constance Wozney
June 19th from 2pm to 3pm is an Artist Walk Through featuring artists from the exhibit: 
Patty Bertsch, Pamela Howard, Bobbi Vallery and Cecie Chewning, Lou Kroner 
and Judith Serling-Sturm* 

The exhibit runs from June 14th to August 29th, 2011 and  is located in the atrium of the lobby of the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, downtown Cincinnati, on Vine at 8th Streets.

In conjunction with Bookworks 12, the library has mounted an exhibit in honor of our beloved and passionate CBAS troubadour, Keith Kuhn, who passed away in 2008. The Keith Kuhn Memorial Artists' Book Exhibit will display books from regionally and nationally recognized artists on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library.  

Don't miss it and bring a friend! 
*Judith still to be confirmed

Friday, June 10, 2011

Larkspur Press workshop!

Join the folks at Larkspur Press in Monterey, Kentucky for a mini retreat in the beautiful countryside near Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky.
Larkspur Press is located about half way between Louisville and Lexington and has been offering this workshop regularly for one weekend each summer.
Workshops on Bookbinding & Decorative Papers
including marbled & paste papers, hand
 sewing, case and non-adhesive bindings
at Larkspur Press from
Carolyn Whitesel
of Yellowbird Editions
Carolyn is moving back to Cincinnati and looking forward to seeing more of us all again.
Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2011
Cost: $160
Limited to 15 folks, cost includes materials.
For further information or to enroll,
call or write Gray Zeitz at Larkspur Press
340 Sawdridge Creek West
Monterey, KY 40359   501-484-5390
For more information about the press and proprietor, Gray Zeitz, who has been publishing letterpress printed, limited edition books at a reasonable price for nearly forty years

Gray doesn't do e-mail though, so phone!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bookworks 12 Artist Walk Throughs

CBAS's annual exhibit Bookworks 12 at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (main branch, downtown Cincinnati) will close August 29th. 
 Not all is lost though! You can still see the exhibit 
one last time and hear artists talk about their 
work this Sunday August 28th from 2 to 3pm.

 Artist Walk-Throughs of Bookworks 12-
August 28th, 2-3pm (Sunday)

The walk through will feature artists: Diane Stemper, Veronica Sorcher, Janice Kagermeier, Maxine Seelenbinder-Apke and Stephan Washburn. Each artist will talk for 5 to 10 minutes about their piece(s) in the show. The public, friends and other exhibiting artists are all invited. We thought this would give us an opportunity to meet new artists, get to know one another and give the public an opportunity to hear what goes through the minds and hands of those who make books!

Hope to see you there!

Tell your friends about the exhibit and invite them to the walk through too!