Monday, October 13, 2008

CRAFTY HAPPENING: Book Arts Fair 2008 (October 18)

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Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG)

Including access to the Vendors Room of the Guild of Book Workers 2008 Conference

Saturday, October 18
10am - 4pm
Holiday Inn on King Street West, Toronto
King II, 2nd Floor
370 King Street West, at Peter Street (east of Spadina)

The Fair and Vendors Room are open to the public. Admission is Free.

CBBAG's Book Arts Fair offers an opportunity to see a diverse range of practices within book arts from the craft of traditional bookbinding to innovative contemporary books. It features fine bookbinding, letterpress printing, private presses, one of a kind artists' books, decorated papers, handmade paper and unique works that challenge the definition of the book form.

The Book Arts Fair will showcase the work of book artists from the Toronto area and regional CBBAG groups from across Canada.

Hugh Walter Barclay/The Hellbox Press, Ruth Brown, Susan Carr, Martha Cole, Mira Coviensky, Rebecca Cowan, Isabella Chang Fong, Carolyn Eady, Martina Edmonson, Sue Globensky (for the Ottawa Press Gang), Audrey Hollinger/The Papertrail, Lucie Lapierre, Chum McLeod, Cathyrn Miller, Susan Mills, Stephen Murphy, Claire Owen, William Rueter, St Armand Paper Mill/Editions Denise Lapointe, Toba Shapiro, Peter Sramek, Alan Stein, Don Taylor, Claire Van Vliet/Janus Press, Debbie Walker

The Vendors Room, adjacent to the Book Arts Fair, is open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Book art suppliers from Canada, U.S.A. and Europe.

CBBAG is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization with seven regional chapters across Canada, representing over 575 members. CBBAG supports, promotes, and seeks to inspire participation in traditional bookbinding and the contemporary book arts. It does this through the efforts of its members and volunteers by providing high quality book arts information, resources, education, exhibition and networking opportunities to the Canadian book arts community and interested public. Members will be available to provide information and answer questions.

The Art of the Book '08 a juried exhibition of members' work celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, the Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, 990 Queen Street West, to October 26, and a concurrent exhibition Book Variations, Harbourfront, South Vitrines, York Quay Centre to November 8.

For more information please contact CBBAG at or call 416-581-1071.

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
60 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 112
Toronto, Ontario M6K 1X9
Image credits
Robert Wu, Etude Two - Opera
Cathryn Miller, Tower of Babel


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