Thursday, July 30, 2009

BookFest 2009

Ed Hutchins and Carolyn Chadwick have worked together for many years to promote artists' books. My first encounter with their magic was as an instructor at the Book Arts Jamboree for educators in Cairo, NY in 1999. Ed founded and directed the program and Carolyn helped to keep everything running smoothly. Their most recent collaboration was Beyond Words: Book Fest 2009 at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies, New Jersey. You can find more information at the website including an essay by Miriam Schaer and photographs of the books with links to the artists' websites. I applaud them (and all the others who do the same) for taking the extra effort to share the work with us. There is a rich world of book arts out there and it is an inspiration to be able see virtually what we cannot travel to in person.

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