BO20121Friday September 21 6-9pm BookOpolis Weekend opens to the public. An estimated 75 artist books from regional, national and international artists will be on display. All entries received are on display over the BookOpolis weekend with a juried selection installed in BookWorks gallery to be on view through November 30. Tana Kellner from the Women’s Studio Workshop is this year’s juror and selected the theme, Editorial Content: Spine-Tickling Artist Books.

Saturday September 22, 2012 1-5pm

BookOpolis Weekend continues with letterpress, papermaking and binding demonstrations. The entire BookOpolis show remains on display.

Eighth Annual BOOKOPOLIS – BookOpolis is an annual event held at Asheville BookWorks showcasing handmade artists’ books. All of the events are free and open to the public. Asheville BookWorks has developed a national reputation as a fine book arts and print facility. Local and regional artists as well as artists from across the US and abroad submit work that best represents the integration of Concept and Craft; merging Content and Ideas with Creative Use of Materials, Inventive Construction and Technique.

BookOpolis is a unique annual event open to the public and offers a great introduction to Book Arts, Letterpress, Papermaking and Printmaking.

BookOpolis Weekend, Sept 21 and 22, is open to the public and is sponsored by Highland Brewery, Asheville, NC.

Beer City Prints will be on display at Asheville BookWorks during BookOpolis, September 21, through November 30, 2012.