library desk made of books; show up in Ventura
The whole desk is made of books. Cool.
Does everyone know that the book arts show is up in Ventura? Art of the
Book 3 at the Artist's Union Gallery.
Ines Monguio, who has created these shows for the past few years, says this
one is the best yet.
There will be a talk about the show and artists books in general during
First Friday in Ventura on October 1. Here is some information:
Art of the book 3 First Friday Speakers
Three speakers from varied backgrounds will be talking about artist books
from their own personal creative processes.
Fiona Spring co-founded and manages Lettre Sauvage, a small press in Santa
Paula where she publishes contemporary literature and art in hand-made
letterpress editions. She is a designer and writer as well. The press work
can be found in the collection of The Getty Center among other important
Jill Littlewood is a broadly trained artist best known for paper art and
artist books. She has exhibited nationally and is the president of the
Friends of Dard Hunter, an international organization of hand papermakers.
Her approach to artist books, like her approach to her art, and indeed to
Life is "Try it!" One of her books, composed of double sided images embedded
in hand made paper, is so large that it requires an entire room to be shown.
Joe Cardella is a well known artist in sculpture, assemblage, collage, and
photography. He is the founder and publisher of Art Life, a limited edition
magazine that was published uninterruptedly for 25 years. Art Life is in the
permanent collection of various museums, the most recent Los Angeles County
Museum of Art, which has purchased the entire collection for permanent
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