special events


The Center for Book Arts has a full schedule of weekly events promoting the art of the book. Please join us for special opening receptions for new exhibitions, broadside poetry readings, artists' talks, round table discussions with book artists, lectures on subjects related to bookmaking and the book in contemporary art, and professional development workshops designed for working artists in New York.

Members receive a discount on all public programs. Opening receptions and open houses are free. Suggested admission to all other events: $5 members; $10 non-members.


Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception
Friday, April 18th , 6-8pm
Once upon a Time, There was the End
Featured Artist Project: Diane Stemper
2013 Workspace Artists in Residence
free to the public


Spring 2014 Center Broadsides Reading Series
Friday, April 25th , 6:30pm
Zorha Saed and Mendi + Keith Obadike
Organized by Latasha Diggs.
Free broadsides for guests and a reception to follow the reading.
$10 suggested donation/ $5 CBA members


Performance
Friday, May 9th , 6:30pm
In conjunction with Once Upon a Time, There Was the End.
Performances by Warren Lehrer and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, followed by a conversation with the artists, including Sara Shaoul.
$10 suggested donation/ $5 members


Spring 2014 Center Broadsides Reading Series
Friday, May 16th , 6:30pm
Maria Damon and Esther Louise
Organized by Latasha Diggs.
Free broadsides for guests and a reception to follow the reading.
$10 suggested donation/ $5 CBA members


Printing Poetry
Saturday, May 17th , 10-5
A special weekend workshop offered in collaboration with the St Marks Poetry Project.
The way words are set on a page can alter impression and give literally 'deeper' meaning to a poem. In this 2-day intensive, May 17-18, learn how making measured decisions about font, size, color and arrangement, along with the physical experience of setting type and printing, can bring out a fuller visual and tactile dimensions to your work. Participants will type set work, choose color and paper and then print a broadside edition of twenty. Class capacity is 10. Registration is through the Poetry Project website:
here.

Artist Talk: Diane Stemper
Friday, May 30th , 6:30pm
In conjunction with her Featured Artist Project:Sample Close at Hand
$10 suggested donation/ $5 members


Spring 2014 Center Broadsides Reading Series
Friday, June 6th , 6:30pm
$10 suggested donation/ $5 CBA members


Artist Talk: 2013 Workspace Artists in Residence
Friday, June 13th , 6:30pm
Cecile Chong, Dahlia Elsayed, Swati Khurana, Kameelah Rasheed, and Jeni Wightman.
$10 suggested donation/ $5 members






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