Tuesday, May 03, 2011

An Evening with Booklyn in Strathcona

We're excited to announce a free public event, in partnership with Chalk Xchange community space, fast approaching in less than 2 weeks. The Alcuin Society and the Booklyn artists alliance first crossed paths at the Codex Bookfair in Berkeley earlier this year, and we were impressed with what we saw. We look forward to meeting Felice Tebbe as she brings a sampling of work from the East Coast to the West Coast. The event will be held in the heart of Strathcona, Vancouver, British Columbia. Below is the official description of the event; also available as a PDF flyer.

Friday, May 13, 2011
Doors 7:00 pm
Presentation 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Hosted by: Chalk Xchange
593 E. Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z8

The Alcuin Society is pleased to present a book arts show & tell evening with Felice Tebbe from Brooklyn, New York. The evening will feature an intimate look at a selection of artists books from over 100 artists, from the arts organization appropriately known as "Booklyn". The presentation is generously hosted by Chalk Xchange (@chalkxchange on Twitter) in their Strathcona community space, located at 593 E. Georgia Street in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Founded in 1999, Booklyn (@BooklynArt on Twitter; also on Facebook) is an artist-run, nonprofit organization headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, whose mission is to promote artist books as an art form and educational resource; to provide educational institutions and the public with programming involving contemporary artist books; and to assist artists in exhibiting, distributing, and publishing innovative bookwork.

Felice Tebbe is a poet, printmaker, painter, bookmaker who had worked in book design for the AAUP for 12 years before joining BOOKLYN in sales in 2007. She holds a BFA in Graphics from UW Madison & an MFA in Printmaking & a graduate certificate at the Center for the Book both from the University of Iowa. A native of the NY tri-state area, she was one of the first BOOKLYN artists. One of her favorite things in the world is showing people things they love to see.
The event is free, and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Alcuin Society.

For further information contact info@alcuinsociety.com

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