special events


Please join us for special opening receptions for new exhibitions, broadside poetry readings, artists' talks, round table discussions, lectures, and professional development workshops.

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.


Artist Talk: Master Faculty Fellow
Richard Minsky: Material Meets Metaphor
Friday, October 24th , 6:30pm
Our Master Faculty Fellowship provides for a luminary in the field to come to the Center to teach a Master Class in conjunction with an exhibition--a small retrospective--showcasing their work. Past Faculty Fellows have included such noted artists as Barbara Tetenbaum, Julie Chen, Johanna Drucker, Susan Joy Share, and Robert Bringhurst. The Center for Book Arts was founded forty years ago with education as a core part of its mission. Celebrating this anniversary, we present work of the founding artist and educator, Richard Minsky as this year's Master Faculty Fellow.
$10/ $5 members


Private Event
Wednesday, November 5th , 4pm

Poetry Reading
40th Anniversary Collaborative Reading Series
Friday, November 7th , 6:30pm
with Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Karen Garthe, Scott Hightower and Lydia Cortes.
$10/ $5 members


Featured Artist Project: Notes
Friday, November 14th , 6:30pm
A performance by Richard Minsky featuring a reading of his new book, Notes, one copy of which is bound as a musical chair with playable organ pipes. Additionally, he will reprise "I Wanna Be Riveted" for the first time since its debut at the Allan Stone Gallery in 1981. Most members of the original band, Old Man Rivet and the Rivetheads, will be in the November 14th performance. Several excerpts from the CD, Adventures in Ku-Tu-Ba Wa-Do, will be played that evening as well.
$10/ $5 members


Poetry Reading
40th Anniversary Collaborative Reading Series
Friday, November 21st , 6:30pm
Marcella Durand, Rachel Levitsky, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Rodrigo Toscano.
$10/ $5 members


Poetry Reading
40th Anniversary Collaborative Reading Series
Friday, December 5th , 6:30pm
Joy Katz, Kimiko Hahn, Edwin Torres, and Kristin Prevallet.
$10/ $5 members


Holiday Party
Friday, December 12th , 6:30pm