I love seeing the work of my fellow bookmakers together in one venue. As happens whenever I'm lucky enough to visit an exhibition of book arts, I'm delighted by the variety of the work, and the many interpretations of the book form. At this exhibit, I particularly enjoyed learning more about the personal aesthetic of each of the members of the group -- some of whom I know well and others whom I see only occasionally.
Here are just a few of the books in the exhibit, which closes this week. A detail from Annie Cicale's book -- incorporating watercolor and calligraphy -- is at top right.
Margaret Couch Cogswell's mixed media creation, The Village Idiot
Another mixed media work, Carol Norby's These Beautiful Counties
Priscilla Hill created a mixed media book with mica covers and pages.
Sharon Sharp's linocut print was the centerpiece of her book.