When: Sept. 19 & 20
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
General Admission: Free
The Mesa Public Library Art Gallery in Los Alamos presents “Expressions in Book Art” from Tuesday, October 1, through Wednesday, October 30, 2013. All of the artists are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG). They use a wide range of materials and techniques to create the books, including a variety of bindings (accordion, Coptic, longstitch, stab), content (calligraphy, photography, poetry), forms (pop-ups, altered books, boxed books, sculptures), and paper (handmade, commercial, decorated). “Expressions in Book Art” is a partner exhibition with a concurrent one at the New Mexico State Capitol.
The timing of this exhibit of handmade books is especially fitting because the New Mexico Library Association’s Mini-Conference is in Los Alamos on October 17 and 18.
The book artists will greet the public at a reception on Friday, October 4, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm; everyone is welcome to attend. Thereafter the gallery is open during normal library hours: Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Friday 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Attendance is free for both the reception and the exhibit.