Monday, June 8, 2009

Book Arts Classes offered at Florence Thomas Art School

Announcing Book Arts Classes offered at Florence Thomas Art School, in Glendale Springs, NC (just off the Blue Ridge Parkway).

Sharon Sharp (Sharp Handmade Books: will be teaching two book making classes among more than 40 others being offered between May and October in painting, drawing, writing, fine crafts, and photography. On August 24-26, she'll be teaching an introduction to bookmaking, "Entering the Art of Bookmaking," in which everyone will make eight books of different types. On September 12, she'll offer "Haiku and Edge-Sewn Books," in which class members will write haiku and make books for their writing. These classes, like most of the others, will have a limit of twelve people. Details about all of the upcoming classes are available at

On-site lodging and some meals are available to registrants, and the 10.3-acre campus offers a delightful place for creative exploration. As noted on the Florence website, "the campus itself, spread open to the south and the sun, is in a beautiful setting—a large pond, meadows, many trees, gentle hills, a wonderful view into the distance."

Marking Time Exhibition

An internationally touring juried exhibition
of fine press, fine binding and artists' books
curated by the Guild of Book Workers

On display May 15 – August 15, 2009 at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

For more info, see the MCBA website.

Listed below are the Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers members that have work in the Marking Time exhibition:

Cathy Adelman
Don Etherington
Karen Hanmer
Andrew Huot
Ellen Knudson
Monique Lallier
Amy LeePard
Kathy Strother

The exhibition will be shown at Emory University in Decatur, Georgia as the final venue for the exhibit January 14-March 20, 2011.