BookOpolis 2010 Weekend

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFriday, September 24, 2010 Opening Reception, 6 – 9 PM
Saturday, September 25, 2010 12 – 5 PM
Selected Works on Exhibit through December 10th, 2010

Friday September 24
6-9 pm BookOpolis exhibit opens to the public. We have received 100+ artist books to be on display from across the US as well as Italy, Canada, and Great Britain, international entries this year. All entries will be on display for the BookOpolis weekend only. From these entries, Alice Sebrell, director of Black Mountain College Museum and Art Center will make a selection of approximately 40 artists’ books to be exhibited through December 10, 2010. One lucky winner of the annual raffle of this year’s Small Book Exchange, “Memory Palaces,” will be announced.

Saturday September 25
Noon – 5 PM. BookOpolis Weekend continues with demos and hands-on activities introducing letterpresss, papermking, binding and printmaking, for all ages. A special Children’s Hour at noon. Children accompanied by a parent or other adult are invited to come at noon to learn about artists’ books and how to handle them, Laurie Corral,Director, will focus on 4 – 5 books from the exhibit. Children will participate in discussion and learn how to handle artist books.

Visitors of all ages are invited to visit the exhibit, see papermaking demonstrations, make and take a simply bound book with a letterpress cover and bring a t-shirt to print. In the spirit of Drive-By Press, who visited earlier this year, we’ll be inking blocks and printing them on t-shirts using the etching press. The theme of the blocks is Memory Palaces, taken from the exhibition poster. You can bring your own T-shirt or buy one at BookWorks, T-shirts for sale are $10.

A selection of prints and books from the exhibit will remain on display in our gallery until December 10, 2010.

BookOpolis 2010 Posters, screenprinted by Philip Bell, have been distributed and hung in some of our favorite places around Asheville. Posters are available for sale at the event.