Reception this Friday: International Design Binding Exhibit at North Bennet Street School

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A major exhibition of design bindings will soon be on display in the new gallery at North Bennet Street School in Boston.

La couleur du vent

An international exhibit of design bindings
July 18 – September 14, 2014
Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA

A reception hosted by NBSS and the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers will be held on July 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 at NBSS and will be open to the public.

ARA Canada in partnership with the École Estienne, organized an international exhibition of bookbinding that originated in Paris and traveled to Quebec City, Montreal and Trois-Rivières. This exhibit includes the work of fifty-one binders. The invitation to participate was extended to former students of the Ecole Estienne in Paris and member bookbinders of ARA Canada.

The book selected for this project is titled La couleur du vent (The color of the wind). It is a collection of poems by Gilles Vigneault, illustrated and designed by Nastassja Imiolek under the artistic direction of Cécile Côté.

Visit the project website to view the bindings and learn about the artists.

http://www.aracanada.org/galeries_photos/couleur_vent_anglais/index.html

The exhibit is made possible through Les Amis de la Reliure d’Art du Canada (Friends of the Art of Bookbinding of Canada) and Ecole Estienne, France.

For more information about North Bennet Street School, visit http://nbss.edu.

Miniature Book Society Grand Conclave XXXII, Boston

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The Miniature Book Society is hosting the annual gathering of its members this year in Boston, August 15-17. NEGBW member Christine Amato will be speaking at the Conclave, and there will also be a book fair that will be open to the public on Sunday, August 17th from 11-4. For more details, visit http://www.mbs.org/conclave.html.

Geographies Exhibit Now in Maine

Geographies: New England Book Work, the New England Chapter of The Guild of Book Workers exhibition is now on view at The University of Southern Maine’s Wishcamper Center in Portland, Maine through August 22, 2014.

This show of bookbindings and artist’s books includes work that relates to the theme of New England from 26 of our members. Included are classic regional texts, books that make personal connections to the region, and New England history from a variety of perspectives, among other topics.

Geographies: New England Book Work is open to the public and located at USM’s Pope-Cheney Art Studio on the first floor of the Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St. Portland, ME. Summer open hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, closed weekends and holidays.

http://usm.maine.edu/bookarts/pope-cheney-art-studio

The show will remain on view through August 22.

Subsequent tour stops include the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; Williams College in Massachusetts; Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and the show ends its run in October of 2015 at Connecticut’s Creative Arts Workshop.

For more information on the exhibition and the complete schedule please go to the post on our chapter blog:

http://negbw.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/geographies-new-england-book-work/

International Design Binding Exhibit at North Bennet Street School

A major exhibition of design bindings will soon be on display in the new gallery at North Bennet Street School in Boston.

La couleur du vent
An international exhibit of design bindings
July 18 – September 14, 2014
Windgate Gallery, North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA

A reception hosted by NBSS and the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers will be held on July 18, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 at NBSS and will be open to the public.

ARA Canada in partnership with the École Estienne, organized an international exhibition of bookbinding that originated in Paris and traveled to Quebec City, Montreal and Trois-Rivières. This exhibit includes the work of fifty-one binders. The invitation to participate was extended to former students of the Ecole Estienne in Paris and member bookbinders of ARA Canada.

The book selected for this project is titled La couleur du vent (The color of the wind). It is a collection of poems by Gilles Vigneault, illustrated and designed by Nastassja Imiolek under the artistic direction of Cécile Côté.

Visit the project website to view the bindings and learn about the artists.

http://www.aracanada.org/galeries_photos/couleur_vent_anglais/index.html

The exhibit is made possible through Les Amis de la Reliure d’Art du Canada (Friends of the Art of Bookbinding of Canada) and Ecole Estienne, France.

For more information about North Bennet Street School, visit nbss.edu.

Unbound Vol. IV Call for Entries

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Call for Entries to UNBOUND Vol. IV, the 4th annual juried exhibit of uniqueworks of art using “the book” as a material or format.

Presented by ArtisTree Gallery and Pentangle Arts Council, in conjunction with the Bookstock Literary Festival in Woodstock, VT. Open to all 2D and 3D, installation, and assemblage artists working in New England and New York. Cash Prizes.

Entry Deadline: June 14th, 2014
For full entry guidelines visit: http://www.artistreevt.org/unbound-entry/

Paper Marbling and Simple Bookbinding Workshop

Paper Marbling and Simple Bookbinding
June 15-21, 2014
At Snow Farm, The New England Crafts Program in Williamsburg, MA
Instructors: Regina and Daniel St. John of Chena River Marblers

Journey into the magic world of marbling and learn to make exquisite traditional, contemporary, and innovative marbled papers. After the papers are completed, learn simple bookbinding techniques to transform some of your papers into beautiful notepads and journals.

$625.00 days only
$810.00 overnight inclusive

For more information and to register, go to http://public.snowfarm.org/public/Preview.faces?wrkid=94.

Lecture this Tuesday Night

Illustrated Lecture on Bookbinding Leather Manufacturing
By David Lanning, J. Hewit & Sons

May 6th at 6:00pm
North Bennet Street School
150 North Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

http://www.nbss.edu/about/visitingnbss.aspx

Please join us as David Lanning will give an illustrated lecture on the manufacturing of bookbinding leather at J. Hewit & Sons.

Light refreshments provided by the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers.