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Big Ideas, Small Books exhibit at Emile Gruppe Gallery

Handmade miniature books by Elissa CampbellLast week I attended the opening reception for Big Ideas, Small Books, the spring member exhibition of the Book Arts Guild of Vermont.

The exhibit was so precious – it features artist books smaller than five inches in any dimension.

I wanted take some of the books and pop them in my mouth.

Don’t worry – I didn’t do it.

For the exhibit, I submitted all four books that I created during the Book Arts Improv in January. I was delighted to find that my books had been given their own wall! It was a small wall, in between a bathroom and a thermostat, but still awesome. 🙂

As I mentioned earlier, the exhibit was really fabulous. Here are some of my favorite pieces:

A tunnel book by Marcia Vogler – Sneek:

Handmade book "Sneek" by Marcia Vogler

A super-teeny book by Monica Feeney – Button Book:

Handmade book by Monica Feeney - "Button Book"

A tunnel-ish book by Jill Abilock – Love Illuminated Series – Eye of the Beholder:

Handmade book by  Jill Abilock - "Love Illuminated Series - Eye of the Beholder"

 

Every time the Book Arts Guild of Vermont has an exhibit, I am always impressed with the variety of work – it is such delight! I am so honored to be part of an organization that has such talented members.

If find yourself near Jericho, Vermont, you have to see the show. Here are the details:

Big Ideas, Small Books
April 17, 2011 – May 22, 2011

Emile A. Gruppe Gallery
22 Barber Farm Road
Jericho, VT 05465
(802) 899-3211
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or by appointment

If you can’t make it in person, you can have a virtual visit by watching a slideshow of the exhibit on the Guild’s blog.

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

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