Bookmarks I, II, III
March 6 through April 23, 2006
Stewart Center Gallery
In conjunction with the 60 Square Inches exhibit, this exhibit will feature fine art prints in the form of bookmarks and unique artist books. Bookmarks is a three part project from The Center for Fine Print Research at The University of the West of England to encourage people to appreciate artwork in the book format and to visit artist's book venues and libraries. The projects involve artists who work in the format of the artist's book, each of whom generously produces an edition of 100 bookmarks for free distribution to the public.
The display sets have now been installed in over 20 venues, with more than 75 contributing artists producing over 5000 bookmarks since May 2004. A hands-on printmaking activity will be available in Stewart Center Gallery for visiting classes and groups. Visitors will be encouraged to create bookmarks to display with the exhibit and to exchange them with others.
For a look at their intriguing projects and programming, visit the terrific Center for Fine Print Research website at www.cfpr.uwe.ac.uk/