Art of the Book ’08 Exhibit

Archives & Special Collections at the Harriet Irving Library is pleased to announce the arrival of “The Art of the Book ’08”, a juried travelling exhibition of the book arts celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG).

The exhibit, comprises 78 works by Canadian, American, and Japanese book artists, and includes a variety of work reflecting the distinct but overlapping elements of the book arts: livre d’artiste (artists’ books); fine binding; fine printing; box-making; paper decorating; papermaking; and calligraphy.

Fredericton mixed-media artist Stacey James’ Reflective Journal II is included in “The Art of the Book ’08”, the only New Brunswick artist represented. Stacy James is a graduate of the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design with a diploma in Fine Craft majoring in Textiles/Fiber Arts and is pursuing her BA in Fine Art with a specialization in Sculpture at NSCAD University in Halifax.

“The Art of the Book ’08” can be viewed Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room, 5th floor, Harriet Irving Library (UNB Fredericton Campus) and will continue until 31 May 2009.

For more information, please contact Patti Auld Johnson, Archives & Special Collections, at 458-7524. Please see //www.cbbag.ca/home.html for more about CBBAG.