The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy presents Blue, an exhibition organized by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers May 1, 2023 – July 15, 2023 2nd Floor, City Hall NE Corner, 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri. (not holidays) Visitors must sign in at the Visitors Entrance, NE Corner. Tell the guards you are going to see the art exhibit on the second floor. For more information>>>>>>>
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Blue is many things; a color with lots of variety, a mood, a style of music, a political party. Everyone, even the nonsighted, possesses a special receptor that senses blue light. Blue light sets our circadian rhythm, our waking hours regulated by blue.
Adrienne Stalek Lucette Pigment Prints
Adrienne Stalek Laika
Alice Austin Mackerel Run Acrylic on Rives BFK
Alicia Bailey An Autobiography Book One Mixed media book work in drop spine box
Alicia Bailey An Autobiography Book One (version 2) primed cotton canvas, handmade paper, acrylic paint/mediums, ultramarine blue pigment, oil paint/mediums, bristol board, heat activated film, mica, thread, floral specimens, butterfly specimens, bird feathers, lapis lazuli, book board, book-cloth.
Dee Collins BLUE MOON caterpillar stitch
Dee Collins BLUE MOOD Tunnel book
Eriko Takahashi White Night/ North Sea Dyed Japanese paper, ink and color pencil.
Erin Paulson the aquamarine is ageless Hand-embroidery with hand-typed original text.
James Engelbart Progression Library buckram and collage
Jane Bortnick Griffith A Whole Nother Kettle of Fish Fine binding
Jennifer Rosner Prussian Blue Minis Miniature Books with paste paper covers, hand-tooled and painted with watercolor.
Karen Hanmer Aquatic Binding Models Even More Simplified Binding models with salmon parchment spine, dyed salmon leather, Roma paper, shell gold. Parchment and sewing supports made by the binder.
Karen Hanmer Flats, Urban Houses and Cottage Homes; a companion volume to “The British Home of To-day” (2019) Frank T Verity, Edwin Thomas Hall, Gerald C Horsley, and Walter Shaw Sparrow. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1906 Pigment inkjet printing on Griffen Mill Akbar, steel brads, acrylic. Elevations and pans on boards and endpapers from the text
Karen Lightner Tangled Up in Blue Four-needle Coptic binding of assorted blue papers.
Karen Lightner Therapy Tale Blue, 1982 Color xerox and paper
Kristin Balmer Blue Magic Boxes Decorative papers, book board
Lisa G Scarpello Where is the Blue Morpho going? Decorative Japanese Paper, Washi Paper, Watercolor, Silk Thread, & Wooden dowels
Lou Ann Di Nallo A Blue Book Cyanotypes mounted on Fabriano Cocktail paper. Covers are marbled paper made by the artist.
Maria G Pisano of Memory Press Blue Reflections Paste papers
Mary Ellen Carsley Blue Jays Traditional Japanese album with metallic flecked and grass with petals mulberry paper on 90lb Arches watercolor paper with silk tie. Original watercolors of birds are painted over hand calligraphed Poem 51 by Emily Dickinson
Mary Wootton Blue Reflections Leather bookbinding, accordion book with watercolor paintings
Melanie Mowinski Code Blue Stitching on textured paper with surgical silk thread, silk thread, cotton thread. Bookcloth from my husband’s shirts, binders board, letterpress.
Nancy Nitzberg Custom-made rare book box for two volumes Leather, bookcloth, marbled paper, binders’ board, non-aqueous deacidification spray.
Nastassia Sharanhovich Paper Sea, Paper Sky, Peas in a Pond Mixed Media & Digital Print
Paige Billin-Frye Botanical Wonders Cave paper, blue book cloth, Awagami shiramine paper, cyanotypes on Hahnemühle Platinum Rag paper, cyanotypes toned with botanicals on Arches watercolor paper.
Rhiannon Alpers Whispering Stones Letterpress, monoprint, laser cutting, watercolor. Handmade paper, printmaking paper, kozo, mica, indigo cave paper with mica inclusions, and ultra suede.
Robin Brandes Lowlands Away An oratorio with pastel drawings by Adrian Henri. The Old School Press, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath, 2001. Simplified binding. Cover illustration pigment printed on cotton vellum. Goat leather on spine, endbands and hinges. Endpapers made with acrylics by the artist.
Rosae Reeder Swim Bound with blue crinkle paper and blue vinyl
Ruth Scott Blackson Blue Movie Altered book
Sharon Hildebrand Plants of Brewerytown Garden Cyanotypes, Sashiko embroidered Indigo-dyed cloth
Todd Pattison Five Shades of Blue Miniature books
Valeria Kremser blue pill Paper, thread, dyed cloth, vegan pill capsules, and glass bottle with cork.
Mary Agnes Williams (Pinhole Photographs) & Thomas Parker Williams (Printing and Binding) Blue Forest Pinhole photographs printed with the cyanotype process, bound as a codex.
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