A Look Back // Honoring Polly Lada-Mocarski – Book Arts Exhibition 1990

In 1990, the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven paired up with the New England and New York Chapters of the Guild of Book Workers to build an exhibit to honor Polly Lada-Mocarski and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the bindery at CAW.

Gisela Noack, Chairman of the Exhibition, noted the exhibit was a tribute to Polly, who was a “bookbinder and conservator, a teacher and mentor, a fundraiser, sponsor and inventor, but most of all a friend.”

Book Arts Exhibition 1990 — Polychrome — Polytechnique went on display from April 22 – June 3. During the opening reception attendees were entertained by Susan Joy Share and Geoffrey Morrow as they performed excerpts of their performance “Unfolded World” (click on the link above and scroll down to find images of this work).

Below are some of my favorites from the exhibit catalog, which was provided by Gisela Noack. Check out the entire catalog here: Book Arts Exhibition — Polychrome — Polytechnique.

Karl Eberth | La Reliure Originale Francaise
David P. Bourbeau | Todten Tantz
Hedi Kyle | Guest Book
Valerie Wyckoff | Lotus
Mindell Dubansky | A Child’s Guide to Knowledge

 

 

 

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