Geographies: New England Book Work

Currently on display in the Fleet Library is a traveling exhibition organized by the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. We are delighted to showcase these works featuring the talents of regional book workers. The exhibit runs through May 31st, 2014.

Spring Tides, by Julie Stackpole

Wildflowers Around Tufts Pond, by Penelope Hall

From the NEGBW press release:
“This exhibition displays a wide range of work from our chapter members, who come from all the New England states and beyond. Members were asked to submit work on the exhibition’s theme of New England, with entrants interpreting that theme as they wished. Works range from historic to modern, and include those with a broad view of the New England region to ones with a closer look at flora, fauna, or other facets of these six states. The 26 works in this exhibition span a range of contemporary book work— fine and design bindings, traditional and creative bookbinding, artist books and calligraphic manuscripts, and incorporate a variety of materials and production methods. Some members have created both the content and structure, while others have used an existing text as the basis for their work. There are pieces bound by members with long experience in the field, as well as books bound by students currently studying within a bookbinding program or on their own. From either end of the spectrum these books show a rich selection of creative bookwork from our members, and we are delighted to exhibit them in all the New England states.”

The exhibit is located in the exhibit cases in the main library, and on the second floor.

Geographies will travel to the following venues:

Wishcamper Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME    June 16 – Aug. 22, 2014
Bailey/ Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT    Sept. 8 – Dec. 12, 2014
Williams College Library, Williamstown, MA    Jan. 12 – March 20, 2015
Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH    April 6 – Aug. 21, 2015
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT    Sept. 16 – Oct. 9, 2015

posted by Ariel B.


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