Monday, June 05, 2006

Book Arts Fair in Ottawa

A BOOK ARTS FAIR!
17 June 2006, 10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Free to the Public
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington St., Room A Ottawa, Ontario

Come b(u)y and see

On Saturday, June 17, 2006, the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild will present a Book Arts Fair at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St., Room A, Ottawa, Ontario. The fair is open to the public and admission is free.

This unique event will present a wide variety of work, including unique artist books, letter-pressed broadsides and publications, livres d'artiste, binding supplies - both for exhibit and for sale. Exhibitors include Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild members, such as book artists Lise Melhorn-Boe, North Bay, Ontario; Jacques Fournier, Montreal, Quebec; Norma Frolander , Pembroke Ontario; Peter Sramek, Toronto, Ontario; bookbinders Terry Rutherford, Port Moody, British Columbia; Janet Jancar, Ottawa, Ontario; papermaker Audrey Hollinger, Waterloo Ontario; paper marbler Lucie Lapierre, Chateauguay, Quebec; fine printers: Grace Notes Press, Burlington, Ontario; the Ottawa Press Gang: Rick Coxford, Holly Dean and Larry Thompson, Susan Globensky, April Flanders, Roberta Huebener, Britt Quinlan and Grant Wilkins. As well, Firefly author and artist George A. Walker will be at the Fair, showing new work and signing his book The Woodcut Artist's Handbook.

Library and Archives Canada will exhibit a sampling of its collection of fine press books and livres d'artiste during the CBBAG Book Arts Fair. This exhibition, located in the lobby of Library and Archives Canada, will include a selection of recent acquisitions by book artists and fine presses from across the country. In addition, the exhibition will feature CBBAG's newest collective work, A Book Arts Mosaic. The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild is a not-for-profit, charitable, volunteer-run organization which organizes exhibitions, workshops, a bindery and open studio, public lectures, a quarterly newsletter, a biennial suppliers list, an audio-visual lending library, and many other activities. Visit the CBBAG website at www.cbbag.ca for further details or email the Guild at cbbag@cbbag.ca.

For more information contact: Randall Ware, Public Programs Officer, Library and Archives Canada; Telephone: (613) 992-0057.