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Joseph Cornell Exhibit Tour: Wednesday, May 7th at 6:00 pm

Joseph Cornell Exhibit Tour: Wednesday, May 7th at 6:00 pm

  Members and friends of the VABC are  invited to a guided gallery tour of the Joseph Cornell Exhibit at the UVa Fralin Museum of Art on Wednesday, May 7th at 6:00 pm. This opportunity is quite timely, as we launch our Annual Members Project, which may be informed by a number of Cornell’s works. We’d like to […]

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Bookmakers Workshop: Pocket Book

Bookmakers Workshop: Pocket Book

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 12:00-4:00 p.m This easy and fun little book grows out of a single sheet of 12” square paper, which we’ll fold, cut, and glue to form seven pockets. Add covers, end papers, ribbon, and—if you want—beads; leave the pockets empty, or fill them with pictures, tiny books, notes, etc., etc.! For […]

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"Process" - A VABC Members Show

“Process” – A VABC Members Show

The members of the Virginia Arts of the Book Center have developed an exhibit devoted to the handmade book in process, showcasing dozens of handmade books by local artists. Also on display are tools and materials used in the craft of bookbinding. Hours: M-F,  10:00am-6:00pm Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm (Enter thru the Art Box) The “Process” exhibit […]

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March 2014 Newsletter: FLAX FERMENT

March 2014 Newsletter: FLAX FERMENT

Tiny strands of Linum usitatissimum, the ubiquitous flax plant have held human culture together like a spider’s threads for millennia. These incredibly strong fibers can be discovered directly if one attempts to use a weed eater to trim the edges of their garden flax bed. The plant’s stem is lined with cellulose filaments which bind […]

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