Celebration of Handmade Books exhibit

Book Arts Guild of Vermont show at Creative Space GalleryYesterday I attended the opening reception for Celebration of the Handmade Book, an exhibit by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont at the Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes, VT.

The show is really wonderful, with over 50 handmade books by Guild members. It was great to see work by folks who don’t usually make it to our monthly meetings and even better to get to meet them. I’m showing my Dowel Flap Book, which has been titled Knock, Knock. You can read the story behind (and view) this book in this post.

Many members in the Book Arts Guild of Vermont work as teachers, so it’s no surprise that a bookbinding workshop is being held in conjunction with the show. Ann Joppe-Mercure will be teaching Pop-up Books on Saturday, May 8, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and the workshop is open to participants ages 6 and older.

Vermont State of Craft logoThis exhibit, running now through May 30th, is the first showcase event selected for participation in the State of Craft, a year-long celebration of the studio crafts movement in Vermont over the last 50 years.

Only 24 Vermont craft galleries, schools, organizations and businesses, museums and historical societies were selected by the Vermont Crafts Council as official hosts of showcase events.

I’m pretty happy about the fact that a book arts event is the showcase opener. Yay books!

If you’re interested in checking out the show (and why wouldn’t you be), here are the details:

Creative Space Gallery
235 Main Street
Vergennes, VT 05491
(802) 877-3850

Gallery Hours:
Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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