Book Sculpture Demonstration with Gene Epstein
Tuesday October 08, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
As part of the Octavofest celebration of books and print making, Shaker Library is pleased to present Gene Epstein, who will demonstrate her craft.
Gene Epstein currently works as an artist, book artist, bookbinder, exhibit designer, muralist and jazz bassist. Ms. Epstein has an MFA in Painting and a BA in Studio Art. She is a former college art teacher, former museum Exhibits Department director, and former museum educator. Her folded book sculptures were featured in the 2011 book Book Art, Iconic Sculptures and Installations made from Books, published in Great Britain. Her work has been shown in the Loganberry Books Annex Gallery, the Heights Arts Gallery, the Morgan Conservatory, the San Diego Book Arts National Juried Exhibition, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Epstein co-led a training session for Cleveland Public Library librarians in 2011, and has lectured about the book arts at the Cleveland Public Library Main Branch, for the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society and taught altered book techniques at Heights Arts and for Red Hatted Women. Her work is owned by book lovers in such far flung places as Helsinki, Finland; Kagoshima City, Japan; Shanghai, China; New York City; Seattle, Washington; as well as places much closer to home.
Be sure to see her altered books exhibit this October in the display cases at Main Library.
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