On Saturday July 28th at 11:30, as part of the Belfast Bound Book Festival, Abbie Read of Appleton will be giving a brief gallery talk at Åarhus Gallery in Belfast about her exhibition. The installation, ‘Library (and Other Endangered Species) takes two years worth of individually crafted pieces, many in book form, and puts them to use as components in a large relief collage. Abbie has taught painting, drawing, printmaking, 2-D and 3-D design, and presently teaches workshops on artist books, bookbinding, altered books and art journaling.
Later in the day, at 2:00 also at Åarhus, she will be teaching a workshop entitled “Hand Crafting Your Own Book”. Participants will make a small blank book with a sewn binding. The workshop will cost $30 per person including materials and will run about two hours. Please call the gallery to register. Class size is limited to 8 people.
Aarhus Gallery, located at 50 Main St. Belfast, is open Tuesday through Sunday 11am-5:30pm, Mondays by chance and until 8pm on Fridays in July and August as part of Belfast’s Friday Art Walks. For more information and a slideshow of the current exhibit visit www.aarhusgallery.com or call 338-0001.