|Recent book art by students on display.|
|BookWorks Studio Manager Laura Ladendorf|
Some samples of the gorgeous prints that students create in the studio.
|I just loved this bureau|
Laura describes the photos below:
"The images of the gallery show the artist books entered in our national exhibition titled BookOpolis 2017 Dream A Book. BookOpolis exhibitions have been held at BookWorks 11 times over 13 years, always featuring works by book artists from across the country and occasionally from abroad. Artist books may incorporate multiple media in communicating a story or theme, a personal tale or a political opinion. The variety of structures and materials an artist may use to make their work in book arts is a great part of its appeal. As a book form the artist book also is often interactive allowing the viewer to experience the work a bit more intimately than somewhat more traditional mediums such as painting and sculpture. In BookOpolis 2017 there were works by students of a class held at BookWorks as well as participants from a book arts class at Western Carolina University which was taught by Karen Hardy, an Asheville-based artist."
There are a precious few places like this in the United States and we are so fortunate to have one right here in Asheville, NC.
Thank you Laurie!