BookOpolis, a popular artists book exhibition, is held in even-numbered years at Asheville BookWorks.
The weekend-long event celebrates artists books with exhibits, speakers, demonstrations and hands-on book arts activities.
BookOpolis opening reception begins Friday, September 19th at 6 PM. Books by artists, both local and international, will be on display from 6 – 9 PM. The BookWorks gallery space and all available table surfaces will be cleared to make way for the exhibition. Music will be performed by William Oldfather. Public is invited to attend.
On Saturday afternoon 1 – 5 PM, September 20th, BookOpolis festivities continue with the exhibit and a printed ‘paper toy souvenir’ table will be set-up for visitors to fold and play, free and fun. At 2 PM, Elisa Pellicani will give a talk, illustrated with photographs of her work and the Barcelona book arts event. Open to the public.
On Sunday, a workshop with Elisa Pellicani, entitled, Book Seeds, small but powerful, will run from 1 – 5 PM at BookWorks. Interested persons can register on the BookWorks website, http://ashevillebookworks.com/ai1ec_event/book-seeds-small-but-powerful/?instance_id=342.
Asheville BookWorks is located at 428 1/2 Haywood Road, just behind Whist and across the parking lot from King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffle.
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