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Bookopolis drew a wonderful crowd.  It was fun to see all ages and aesthetics mixing it up.

An intent crowd of book lovers at Bookopolis 2011

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This weekend at Bookopolis in Asheville was a treat…well over a 120 books in the show, with some forty or so in the Capital Show, juried by Eileen Wallace.  I learned a lot about books just by examining all the many possibilities.  And wonder of wonders, Woven is in the Capital Show through Thanksgiving.  Lots of wonderful work by Daniel Essig, Margaret Cogswell and others.  I loved Elsi Vassdal-Ellis’s “There goes the Neighborhood” (she from Bellingham, WA) which examines endangered neighborhoods and biodiversity.  And then on a different note was an amazing tiny book, “Outback Poem” by Sandy Webster from Brasstown.  Beautiful altered photos accompanying a letterpress poem.

Here’s “Woven” in situ.

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Woven, a sculptural book from Celo Knob Press

Bookopolis, the annual show for prints, artist’s books and letterpress is coming up at Bookworks in Asheville, opening September 23.  Bookopolis Weekend runs from Sept. 23 to 24, 2011, and includes the reception and show and workshops.  For information see ashevillebookworks.com.

Woven went to the show yesterday, but delivering a paper sculpture is a little tricky.  The solution, an upside down rubbermaid plastic box–think giant cake carrier.  This is the first artist’s book printed at the Celo Knob Press.

Also in the show: Emily Orzech’s screenprint Floating Tunnel, 2.  For other works, see her website, www.emilyorzech.com.

Emily Orzech Floating Tunnel, 2

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