Blue Bluer News, 8/23/15

Folks, it's been quite a year. In the interest of being able to post something without writing a novel, how about some photos & bullet points?

Renaissance: A Book Arts Exhibition, featuring work by members of three groups: Triangle Book Arts, the Book & Print Arts Collective from Asheville, NC, and The Open Press from Chattanooga, TN. On view at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill until Sept. 6th.

Renaissance: A Book Arts Exhibition, featuring work by members of three groups: Triangle Book Arts, the Book & Print Arts Collective from Asheville, NC, and The Open Press from Chattanooga, TN. On view at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill until Sept. 6th.

  • Our local book arts group, Triangle Book Arts, has been taking part in an exciting traveling exhibition this year in collaboration with two similar groups: Book and Print Arts Collective from Asheville, NC, and The Open Press in Chattanooga, TN. The exhibition is called Renaissance, featuring work created with that theme in mind. The exhibition showed first in the gallery at Asheville BookWorks early in 2015, moved to the 4th floor gallery of the Chattanooga Public Library, and is now showing at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC, until Sept. 6th. Hope you'll  get a chance to see it!
  • Just as the Renaissance show is wrapping up at FRANK Gallery, a College Book Art Association exhibition will be opening at the John & June Allcott Gallery at UNC-Chapel Hill. Southern Exposure: Academic Book Arts in the New Millennium will be up from Sept. 3rd through Oct. 2nd, and features work by CBAA members from institutions in the Southeast region. I'm very pleased that one of the books from my I Ching series, I Ching #3: 'Difficulty,' was selected to be in the exhibition. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 3rd from 6-8 pm.
  • You may notice that this blog is now part of a new and improved Blue Bluer Books website. We're still making tweaks like adding a shop and adding information about new (and older) work, but the overall look-and-feel is there. I'll share with more fanfare when the final additions are made. Special thanks to Rebekah Miel of Miel Design Studio for her ongoing work on it. 
  • And finally, speaking of new work, it's been a productive 2015 in that regard, too. Below are some images of a new one-of-a-kind artist's book I created specifically for the Renaissance show, titled reNascent, and a new editioned artist's book based on an old poem of mine, called heart sutra, remix (cassette edition)

Enjoy, and more soon.

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