Category Archives: Book Arts

Means of Containment

For years, book artist Miriam Schaer observed gloves on the streets of New York: lost or abandoned, left to the elements, ¬†tattered; or, in some cases, expensive gloves, or gloves that may have belonged to children. Schaer wanted to bring … Continue reading

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Books – Get ’em While they Last!

As we go through the digital revolution, artists are reacting as print products disappear before our eyes. New York City’s New Museum is exhibiting The Last Newspaper, in which 27 artists “disassemble and re-contextualize elements of the newspaper… using methods … Continue reading

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Cat at Night

About a year and a half ago, I was initiating a new journal, trying to overcome clean-new-journal writer’s block, when I came across a postcard that had the cover of Dahlov Ipcar’s “The Cat at Night” cover illustration on it. … Continue reading

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The Day I Read a Book

Remember that song by Jimmy Durante? “It was contageous, 70 pages, there were pictures here and there so it wasn’t hard to bear… I buried my nose in a book and guess what happened? I forgot what book I buried … Continue reading

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Dumpster Diving

Everything Rebecca Kelly creates exudes a wonderful sense of whimsy and pathos (at left, her mixed media work, “Sad Clown”). This multitalented woman is a storyteller, teacher, artist, and now curator. She has put together transFORMation: Art Made from Recycled … Continue reading

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Combat Paper Project

Combat Paper Project will be conducting an evening of readings and performances¬† Aug. 28, 8 p.m., at RAGO auction house, on Cherry Street between Main and North Union streets, Lambertville. The Combat Paper Project is a collaboration between military service … Continue reading

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Personal Projects

Aylin Green will be teaching a class on Altered Books at Grounds For Sculpture Oct. 17, 24 and 31. Using mixed media techniques such as image transfers, collage, painting and wax to give an old book a new life as … Continue reading

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Quilted Photographs

Small World Coffee is often the venue for inspired young artists. Alison Young begins with photographs, then transforms them with fiber and thread through a printing and stitchery process. Images from¬† familiar Princeton area parks and gardens are on view … Continue reading

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Addicted to Color

Look into Carol Schepps eyes, and you see her quilts. Or maybe this is what she sees when she looks out of her eyes, and it is this vision enables her to create her dazzling concentric circles of fabric. She … Continue reading

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Teaching a Stone to Talk

As an artist, Madelaine Shellaby leaves no stone unturned. She works in ceramics, manipulates photographic images, paints, and writes and binds her own books. She produces installation art, such as one she did for the Princeton Artists Alliance 2005 exhibit … Continue reading

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