Getting "creative" at the Schack with book arts

The best part of the Schack Art Center's "Creative World of Book Arts" reception was time: the time people took to study each wall piece, hand-cut work and altered books.
And my altered book "A Short History" is right there up at the front of the exhibit! Which makes me really happy, because there were some marvelous pieces of all sizes. Some of my favorites: the big wheel-shaped book cross-sections of "Big Sky Lawman" by Ellen Jane Michael...
Lisa JonesMoore's "Bone Metal Journal" (that bone is a bit of muskrat jaw)...
Jody Cain's "Splash"...
Speaking of Jody, she was one of the "artists in action," working her journal and answering questions. Other artists did demos of their work nearby.
And guess who came to cheer us on? Amy Duncan of Four Corners Design! Turns out she, Lisa and I all knew each other separately. The Puget Sound region is a bunch of small towns, really: I've heard "There are only three people in Seattle. The rest is done with smoke and mirrors."

The book arts exhibit will be up for a little over five weeks, if you want to see everything for yourself. Details:

WHERE: Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett
WHEN: April 18-May 28, 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sundays
COST: Free!

Makes me want to cut up another book! Are you working on a book-based piece of art? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook.


Posted on April 19, 2013 and filed under "Schack Art Center", "altered books", "art shows", "artist books".