Upcoming Exhibition & Other News

Transforming the Ordinary:
Bookworks by Hedi Kyle

Jan 16 though March 28th 2010.

James A. Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Over her long career as a book artist, Hedi Kyle has pushed the envelope of what is considered a book. Transforming the Ordinary: Bookworks by Hedi Kyle, will showcase examples of her innovative book structures including the Flag Book, the Spider Book and the Blizzard Book.
Read the entire press release here.

Special programs:
Hedi and her daughter Ulla Warchol will teach: Intergenerational Bookmaking Workshop
Hedi will teach: Tranforming the Ordinary: A Teacher Workshop

Show and Bestow Exhibition extended!
This exhibit at the main branch of the Free Library will remain open until Jan 13, 2010. Don’t miss it!

Two Workshops Coming Up

Fast, Friendly, Free Workshop: Paste Papers
Saturday, Jan 16, 2010. 9 am to noon.
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
The staff at the Library Company has been making paste papers for many years. Come learn how it is done and see some of their inventive ideas for making and using these decorated papers. (Members only.)


to sign up

The Book as Architecture
– A Workshop with Paul Johnson
Saturday May 8, 2010 (save the date)
9 am to 5 pm
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
219 S. 6th Street

Paul Johnson creates amazing books from single sheets of paper that are architectural in structure with nothing added, nothing taken away, and no glue. In this workshop we will make a movable 3D book. All sections are constructed by using dovetail and mortise and tenon paper joints. Visit the Athenaeum’s website starting in January to sign up.

Three Local Exhibitions!

We are so fortunate to have so many exhibits going on here in the Delaware Valley. During the holidays you may want to make some time to see some of these exhibitions:

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see exciting work from Australian book artists. Hosted by Gallery 633 at The University of the Arts, the exhibition showcases a variety of artists. From printmakers and paper makers, to fine book binders and photographers, all working with the structure of the book as a means of expression. The show will be open from December 8, 2009 through January 30, 2010.

On Top of the World: Book Artists from Australia, was curated by Tara O’Brien after a recent trip to Australia. The show represents book artists from the east coast between Sydney and Brisbane. These artists come to the medium of book art with strong backgrounds in printmaking, paper making, and ceramics. Even though many of them work in relative isolation within their own country, there are common themes including the land, ecology and aboriginal people.

This gallery is sometimes locked. Please email Dan Corrigen to arrange a time to see the exhibit. df.corrigen@gmail.com

Werner Pfeiffer(censor, villain, provocateur, experimenter):Book-objects & Artist Books
On Exhibit: September 8, 2009 – February 12, 2010
Kamin Gallery, 1st floor, Van-Pelt Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia (picture ID needed)
Werner Pfeiffer, a sculptor, printmaker, and painter renowned for his insightful and moving book-objects and artist books, masterfully constructed and beautifully printed, is collected by private and institutional collectors around the world. This exhibition highlights two distinct groups of works commenting and reflecting on the place and role of the book in the twenty-first century.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday, by prior arrangement, noon-4pm

Call for details: 1-800-390-1829

Show and Bestow

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 and there are eighty books on display in twelve cases. After the exhibition, the collection will be donated to Oberlin College’s Clarence Ward Art Library and will be exhibited there in the spring.
See the Free Library website for hours.