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  • Jake Benson
    Greetings Everyone, The following exhibition announcement is posted on behalf of Tom Leech. Jake Benson Album Amicorum: Gems of Friendship in a Frightened
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      Greetings Everyone,


      The following exhibition announcement is posted on behalf of Tom Leech.

      Jake Benson




      "Album Amicorum: Gems of Friendship in a Frightened World"


      Exhibition Dates: January 18 Ð March 1, 2008

      Business Art Center
      http://www.thebac.org <http://www.thebac.org>


      Hagnauer Gallery

      513 Manitou Avenue
      Manitou Springs
      CO, 80829:

      Art Release Event (aka "Opening Reception"):

      Friday, January 18, 2008, 5-8pm

      Gallery Talk by Tom Leech:
      Sat., Jan. 19, 1pm

      Marbling Demonstration:
      Sat., Jan. 19, 1:30pm


      "Album Amicorum: Gems of Friendship in a Frightened World" is an
      exhibition of marbled paper inspired by the predecessor of the modern
      autograph book. The album amicorum, Latin for Òfriendship book,Ó
      is an artifact dating to the sixteenth century, and to scholars who
      collected papers, writings and illustrations from colleagues
      encountered in their travels.

      In this timely recontextualization of the friendship book, Guest
      Curator, master papermaker and marbler, Tom Leech, presents a very
      special and unusual exhibit of marbled papers from twenty artists
      living in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South and North America.
      Beginning with a single invitation from Tom Leech to a fellow artist in
      Turkey, the invitation passed between artists, each artist inviting
      another from across an international border. As LeechÕs invitation
      stated, ÒWhile it is obvious that this will not change any
      countryÕs policies, we can demonstrate that friendship and the
      beauty of our craft can speak louder that fear.Ó




      Artists (In order of the traveling invitation):
      Tom Leech (USA), Hikmet Barutugil (Turkey), Tini Miura (Germany),
      Einen Miura (Japan), Susanne Krause (Germany), Renato Crepaldi
      (Brazil), Milena Hughes (USA), Karli Frigge (Netherlands), Brigitte
      Charbome (Belgium), Katalin Perry (France), Marianne Moll
      (Switzerland), Sabine Rasper (Germany), Joan Ajala (Australia),
      Victoria Hall (England), Nuri Pinar (Turkey), Montse Buxo (Spain),
      Alberto Valese (Italy), Nedim Sšnmez (Turkey), Robert Wu (Canada),
      Iris Nevins (USA), Lucie LaPierre, Quebec/Canada.


      The Album Amicorum exhibit debuts at the Business of Art Center and will
      be offered to selected venues around the world.

      Guest Curator: Tom Leech, master papermaker, marbler, and director of
      The Press at the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
      Leech, a studio artist at the BAC from 1992 - 98, also initiated a very
      successful exhibit on Tibetan papermaking, which opened at the Business
      of Art Center and subsequently traveled to the Smithsonian Institution,
      the art galleries of Indiana University and the University of
      California at Berkeley, and the American Museum of Papermaking in
      Atlanta, Georgia.

      To learn more, please visit:

      http://www.thebac.org/mc/community/eventdetails.do?eventId=151698&orgId=\
      thebac
      <http://www.thebac.org/mc/community/eventdetails.do?eventId=151698&orgId\
      =thebac>




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