Savannah’s Telfair Museum of Art, in association with the Singer Laren Museum, present Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914. Marquand produced the accompanying catalog of the exhibition, centered around the work of more than 40 American painters. The exhibit focuses on the artist’s pastoral vision of Holland throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when the country was becoming more dense, urban, and industrial.
After opening in Savannah the show moves to the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands.
The exhibit opens Saturday, Oct 3 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call 912.238.1200 for reservations.
Banned Books Week began in 1982, a year that saw a sudden increase in the number of books targeted for attempted or successful bans across the United States. Sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Library Association, and Center for the Book in the Library of Congress among others, it’s now held annually during the last week of September:
Continue reading: “Celebrating the Freedom to Read”
Ed recently transformed a space by the windows inside our Tieton Book Arts studio, home of Marquand Editions, into an arty general store of sorts. Here are a few recent photos from the space, offering Marquand Ephemera, handmade blank books and Spines and Memories chapbooks amongst other keepsakes and curiosities:
If you’re in the area, stop by.
Guest contributor Paul Barrett shares some good reasons why we shouldn’t be afraid to leave widows and orphans hanging.
In four years as a professional book designer, I spent more time eliminating the pesky little grotesqueries known as widows and orphans than I did anything else. Everyone I worked with, in-house and out, seemed to operate under the assumption that, aside from a bad break or a stack, nothing ruined a layout, and therefore a book, more thoroughly than a widow or an orphan.
Continue reading: “Orphans and Widows, Widows and Orphans”
Seattle-based artists Sara Osebold and Vaughn Bell launch Gallery4Culture’s new season September 3rd with their environmentally conscious exhibition Melt.
Osebold has constructed a large wool glacier as a kind of tribute to nature. Displayed in the gallery as a floor installation, her construction is reminiscent of a long cloak or security blanket.
During a recent February spent in Vermont, Vaughn Bell monitored the ice on a local stream as it melted in an unseasonable thaw. Bell has created a video installation in which the image of frozen ice hangs in the space, a video projection on a circular disc, resembling the moon. It gradually melts, revealing more and more open water, recalling how the full moon wanes.
Performance/demonstration during First Thursday, September 3rd at 7pm. Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle. Open Monday through Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Call (206) 296-8674 for more information.
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