Book Paper Scissors

Saturday, December 5, 2009
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia

1901 Vine Street

Don’t miss Philadelphia Center for the Book’s most successful annual event! Book, Paper, Scissors is an artists’ book fair, free and open to the public. This festive event features prints, artists’ books, handmade paper, zines, origami, blank books, and paper sculpture and jewelry. If it’s paper-based art, it’s here. Come and buy, or just be inspired! You will find many affordable and interesting gifts for everyone on your list. Book and paper workshops will also be offered at the Library the day of the fair. Also, many Delaware Chapter members have rented tables!


Show and Bestow Opening

You are cordially invited to the opening reception of

“Show and Bestow”

Monday November 23rd 6-8pm

Art and Print Department Galleries on the 2nd floor of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.

The collection of artists’ books gathered in honor of Ruth Hughes, will be on display from November 20 – December 30, 2009. Many Delaware Valley Chapter members are represented.

After the exhibition, the collection will be donated to Oberlin College’s Clarence Ward Art Library. The exhibition will coincide with Book, Paper, Scissors, an annual artists’ book fair sponsored by the Philadelphia Center for the Book.

This year the fair will be held from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Sat., December 5th.

For more information about the exhibition please call 215-686-5405. For more information on Book, Paper, Scissors, please visit the Philadelphia Center for the Book’s website.

Image above:

Tiptoe Through the Cosmos

Susan Viguers

Shandy Press, 2008

Vessels of Possibility: Revelation and Interchange

Works by Pati Scobey and Julia Miller


Presented at
University of the Arts Printmaking Gallery
6th floor of Anderson Hall
333 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Friday, November 6 to Friday, November 20, 2009.
Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Curated by Sally Faulkner and Donna Globus, graduate students in the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Program. The show presents the broad approach to both the book and the print of these longtime friends. Through the investigation of historic binding structures and the influence of time and handling, Julia Miller’s work invites viewers to a wider understanding of the book. Her work reveals what can happen when an artist takes the material history of a form and uses it as a medium. Pati Scobey’s imagery of nature in her work is a response to her home territory in rural Michigan. She layers a distinctive vocabulary of marks in colorful patterns that reveals itself much like a well-loved landscape. Together, this pairing shows not only delight in the traditional form of the book but also the book’s resilience and adaptability to history.

(above, left: A is for Aurochs, an Alphabet of Old Words, 4” x 5” x 1.25”, Julia Miller. Right: Evening Sussurus, 6” x 24”, Pati Scobey)