Friday, April 29, 2011

Demos Continue During Booked 8 Show

Debbie Livingston demonstrates pop-up techniques outside the Pierro Gallery at the Baird, Thursday afternoon.

These mini lessons are a wonderful opportunity to learn a new skill and sometimes even have a hands-on lesson in a small group setting. I highly recommend coming over to see what's going on!
Here, Donna Drew-Pack is working on a pop-up technique.

Yet to come are demos on Gel Plate Monotype, Caterpillar Stitch with Beads, Long Stitch Binding, Knotless Netting, and Accordion Spine binding. You can find the dates and times by looking at the April 14th post on this blog and double clicking on the image to enlarge the text. The demos are free and open to the public so it's quite a good deal!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Second Demonstration!

Joe Reilly demonstrated Coptic Binding on Sunday at the Baird.

There was a lively discussion of the various types of coptic binding and the pros and cons of each as well as other aspects of binding. Whenever a group of book people gets together over a task like this you are likely to learn something new! I learned about using collapsible needles and how to keep from losing them.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Demonstrations Have Begun!

Saturday kicked off the beginning of a series of demonstrations relating to Book Arts.

The first, Trace Monotype, was given by Cynthia Weiss. Several people tried their hand at the technique after the demonstration. It's a wonderful low tech process with dramatic and surprising results!

On Sunday at noon Joe Reilly will demonstrate Coptic Binding. Check the postcard on a previous post to see the entire schedule of demos. (double click to enlarge the image so you can read the type)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Opening Reception Booked 8

The gallery was perfectly arranged and food and flowers materialized as Booked 8 opened to the public.

With all the struggles and work behind us, everyone showed up for the fun!

There was a theme this year of Rescue/Reveal and many works explored this idea in thought provoking ways.

Anyone who has not seen the show yet should definitely make time to come and see this wonderful show!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Booked 8

You can click on the image (twice works well) to enlarge to a readable size!

Booked 8 Exhibition opens

Booked 8 has finally opened!
Rescue/Reveal at the Pierro Gallery at the Baird in South Orange, NJ
Friday, April 15 to Saturday, May 21.
Gallery hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm daily. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 14, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Scheduled Book and Paper Art Demonstrations:
Sat. April 16 at 1:00pm Cynthia Weiss will do Trace Monotype.
Sun. April 17 at 12noon Joe Reilly demonstrates Coptic Binding.
Wed. April 20 at 12noon Dolores Fish will show how to do the Icicle Stitch.
Thur. April 21 at 1:00pm Paula Ehrich will demonstrate how to make an Accordion Spine Book.
Thur. April 28 at 12noon Debbie Livingston will run a session on making pop-up cards.
Sat. April 30 at 1:00pm Benita Wolffe will show how to do Long Stitch Binding.
Wed. May 4 at 12noon Elisa K. Caporale will demonstrate Knotless Netting.
Sat. May 7 at 1:00pm Sam Forlenza will show how to make an Accordion Spine Book.
Wed. may 11 at 11:00am Ann Vollum with demonstrate Caterpillar Stitch with Beads.
Sat. May 14 at 1:00pm Joan Bess will demonstrate Monoprint with Gel Printing Plate.

The Baird
5 Mead Street
South Orange, NJ 07079