February 25 – March 13
10:00 – 4:00 daily
Opening reception: March 4, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Guest speaker: Book Artist and Digital Printmaker Mary Taylor at 8:00pm
March 13th, Tend Your Garden: 2:00 – 4:00pm
A silent auction of over 25 artistically transformed papier mache lunch boxes by members and guests of The Book Arts Roundtable.
Special live auction at 3:00pm of lunch box created by guest artist Deb Mell.
The annual book arts exhibition “Booked 7” is about to open at the Pierro Gallery in South Orange, NJ. I delivered my book “A Walk With Crocodile” this morning. This is always a much anticipated event. This year there will also be a silent auction on March 13th, to benefit the Hillside Food Bank of New Jersey and Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kim Berman and Nhlanhla Xaba founded Artist Proof Studio (APS) in 1991. They train between 80 and 100 South Africans from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to become professional artists and well-rounded citizens who will make a difference in their communities and society as a whole. I am especially interested in this cause and will be donating a drawing to be auctioned off, as I was born in Africa, lived in South Africa, and still have family there.
This book project has been keeping me busy since May of 2009. Each day I have completed a part of a drawing. The book took on a life of its own, growing to forty-two pages, of fold outs, and peek throughs. I have been posting the progress of the book at “a beastie a day” . As the days went by the project became more elaborate and I realized that it was all about “Crocodile” ! I hope you enjoy it.