Tag: altered books

The Book Forest Installation at the Irving Arts Center


The Book Forest Installation, Irving Arts Center

December 1, 2016January 29, 2017
ARTIST TALK Dec. 10, 1:00pm
Artists VET and Sheila Cunningham join forces to showcase the power of trees and books, contemplating the transitional phases of both. Their installation transforms the Focus Gallery into a forest of altered books that have been folded, manipulated and stacked to mimic trees, plants and ground cover. The exhibit inspires conversation about re-purposing, recycling and conservation.
For more about the artists, see their websites: VET: http://artcycletx.blogspot.com/; Sheila Cunningham: http://sheilacunninghamart.blogspot.com/
Irving Arts Center Focus Gallery, 3333 N. MacArthur, Irving TX 75062 Gallery Admission is FREE
Gallery Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Sarah Haba at Galleri Urbane June 27th




Join Us This Saturday 6:00-8:00pm

Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas · 2277 Monitor St. · Dallas, TX 75217 · USA


Sarah HaBa’s Books series explores the archives of memory-painted blank for memories lost, painted full of desire for what must be chronicled but is out of reach. Book covers are thrown open, pages stilled to reveal nothing; flaps of children’s pop-up books are taped open to reveal emptiness; tabs mark nothing. The irony of the blanked-out books is balanced by the delicacy of the paint. Layers of washes combined with tiny detail hold the viewer’s attention. Whether painted in acrylic or watercolor, she works to create an efficiency of stoke that describes just enough of the object. The books are painted from a slightly tipped vantage point and at a distance that makes them touchable, readable. But without the function, only form remains. The paradox, of course, is that we live in a time where the form of the book itself threatens to slip into memory. The paintings are a deliberate attempt to hold on to ephemera.

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The Bibliophile Art Exhibit: call for art journals, handmade books, altered books and book-related art – deadline April 27

 PeckArtJournalCall for artists:

The Bibliophile Art Exhibit: Books, Libraries & Literature will be on display April 27 – June 29, 2013 at the West Irving Library. It’s FREE to enter and open to any adult in the North Texas area. Participants may enter up to four works.

The exhibit is unique in concept and will take advantage of the extensive glass cabinets for display at the Library.

This exhibit celebrates the love of the art of books, the printed word, and everything associated:cover art, illustrations of favorite literature, the illustrated word, and the genre of library art. The book itself can be the art, as in altered books, handmade books or art journals.


Two types of work are accepted: two dimensional and three-dimensional work. The latter will be displayed in locked glass cabinets. For more information, see the prospectus: Bibliophile Art Exhibit prospectus flyer

Preregistration guarantees you a spot since space is limited. Preregistration deadline is April 24, 2013. Email Sharon Giles at sgiles@irvingart.org the number of pieces and categories of artwork, plus your contact information. Or use the online form.

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