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Guild of Book Workers HORIZON show

Guild of Book Workers HORIZON show

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2.3.14 - 3.30.14 | 6:00 pm - 5:00 pm

HORIZON, the Guild of Book Workers' triennial members’ exhibition, will be in Tacoma as part of its two-year national tour. Collins Library is the only venue in the Northwest to host the exhibit which features 53 works. The Horizon Exhibition honors the legacy of the book workers’ craft and celebrates some of the finest examples of book arts today. Founded in 1906, the Guild of Book Workers has over 900 members today and is the only national organization dedicated to all of the book arts, including bookbinding, conservation, printing, papermaking, calligraphy, marbling, and artists’ books. At a time when the masses are considering the materiality of the book and its presence or absence as a physical object, it is exciting to showcase the many hand crafts of the book form. Whether by contemplating the apparent horizon, personal horizons, or the horizon of the book as a physical object, the Horizon exhibitors created works that demonstrate conceptual integrity and the strength of a practice in craftsmanship.

Three Northwest artists have work in the show: Susan Collard, Monica Holtclaw, and Suzanne Moore. They, along with Chandler O'Leary and Jessica Spring, will be presenters at the Art of the Book Symposium planned for March 15. (see companion announcement)

For more informationon the exhibit, visit: https://www.guildofbookworkers.org/gallery/horizon/horizon_index.html