The Book as Art: Wonders Opening Reception
The Book as Art v.7.0: Wonders
Presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance,
Georgia Center for the Book, DeKalb Library Foundation, and the Decatur Library
August 9–September 27, 2019
The Opening Reception is on Friday, August 23, 7-9pm.
The Exhibition is open daily 2-6pm.
More information can be found at bookasart.com
A book begins as a small mass of material, formed and pressed into life by ideas, words, and machines. A concept becomes thought, becomes word, becomes book, becomes sculpture. From the tactile complexity of handmade paper, to the alteration of existing volumes, to a variety of other materials and concepts, these objects, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive. The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where word has become form. Book As Art: Wonders is the seventh edition of this critically acclaimed artist book exhibition established by the Decatur Arts Alliance in 2013. Entries hail from across the United States and around the world, and from emerging artists as well as recognized masters in the genre. The Book As Art is pleased to present these examples from the finest in the field.
Jurors are Denise Bookwalter, Tallahassee, Florida; Mari Eckstein Gower, Redmond, Washington; and Andrew Huot, Atlanta, Georgia.
Opening Reception, August 23, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Closing Reception and White Glove Night, September 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
On White Glove Night, we're putting away the "do not touch" signs. Volunteers will provide
participants with white gloves allowing firsthand exploration of the books in the exhibition.
Angie Macon, Executive Director, Decatur Arts Alliance
Joe Davich, Director, Georgia Center for the Book
Dot Moye, Jury Coordinator
Lockey McDonald, Registrar
Ann VanSlyke, Volunteer Coordinator
Gina Reynoso, Cynthia Lollis, Anna Carnes, and Charlotte Pfieffer