Wednesday, February 20, 2013

SEGBW Talk and Show at Asheville BookWorks

Allison Milham's work uluhaimalama

BookWorks rocks!  This past weekend I had the great fortune to accompany my wife, Sonja, the SEGBW co-cordinator for workshops and events, to the SEGW talk at BookWorks in Asheville, NC.  As you know, BookWorks hosted the First Annual Juried Exhibition for the SEGW.  The many fantastic entries were on display.  Allison Milham's work "uluhaimalma" won Best in Show for the exhibition.  Then, there was BookWorks itself.  An impressive space for a workshop with facilities to support everything from paper making, to letter press printing, to binding.  Laurie, the owner, has truly built a magnificient shop!  Finally, there was the presentation on the SEGW by Sonja.  The small intimate gathering of people that braved the winter weather warnings received excellent information on the history of the guild, the latest developments and future plans.  The ensuing discussions lasted well over an hour.  A great time was had by all.