Handmade Books on Exhibit at Puente Library!
Folded Pages: Exploring the Artist’s Book, is currently on view in the Puente Library at Capitol Technology University in Laurel, Maryland through Thursday, May 7. A reception will be held on Sunday, April 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The exhibit includes eight handmade books by Baltimore artists Ebet Chee, Elsie Grant, Kaitlyn Malloy, Maria Mendoza, Planta* and Lydia Tesfu.
Each book in the exhibit offers a different visual experience, with or without text: the puzzle of a complicated three-dimensional paper structure, a colorful explosion of painted words, a non-verbal swirl of conflicting human emotions, the imaginary journey of flower eating creatures, or the interpretation of the natural world in books about rivers or trees.
Instead of traditional signatures of pages to turn, all of the books unfold to take the viewer or reader on a journey with physical twists and turns. The designs include mazes cut and folded from single sheets of paper, expanding pop-up structures, and accordions that unfold similar to scrolls.
The public is invited to the reception and exhibit. Admission and parking are free. The John G. and Beverly A. Puente Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to midnight, and Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Capitol Technology University is located at 11301 Springfield Road, Laurel, MD 20708.