Telling Stories, an Exhibit of Artists' Books, Opens Aug. 3

The next exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery will change your perspective about what a book can be. Telling Stories showcases artists’ books, taking storytelling beyond traditional words on pages. Attend the opening reception during the First Friday Artwalk and visit with the show’s curators, enjoy finger foods and mingle with friends and gallery […]

"Awkward" detail, Lisa Hasegawa, 2007

A Little Book of Awkwardness

Awkwardness is a universal feeling. Let’s take a closer look at one of the library’s artists’ books that translates these feelings into a 3-dimensional form.

Admonition by Sara R. Parr

Visualizing a Poem for National Poetry Month

Artists’ books combine text, image, material and structure to tell a story. In honor of National Poetry Month, let’s take a closer look at one of the library’s artists’ books, “Admonition”, by Sara R. Parr.

Julie Chen, "Evidence of Compression", 2001

Is That a Book?

Artists’ books encourage us to look outside the binding to see what a book can be. Bottle cap pages, metal covers, and sanded and shaped text blocks are just a few of the possibilities.