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Bookbinding Workshop with Alex & Magu Appella

Turn Your Ideas into Bound Books with Alex and Magu Appella
Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Alex Appella is our featured book artist in May and, as you may remember, the Purchase Prize winner from last year’s Secrets and Lies show here in the gallery. Visiting from home in Argentina, Alex (a native of Salem, Oregon) and her husband operate Transient Books. This dynamic duo will teach a hands-on, one-one evening workshop where you will learn the basics of bookbinding so you can experience the fun of self-publishing. This introductory workshop will give you the tools to turn your writings, journals, poems, zines, collage, photographs, or artwork of any kind into a bound edition. More information and registration here.

Last Six Hours to See Photo+Book!


Hard to believe how fast time flies! Photo+Book ends tomorrow. Be sure to stop by for one last look at the print on demand photography books. 40 books that will delight and inspire you. Gallery hours on Saturday are Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Above photo by Mercedes Dorame from her book “Living Proof.” Only one copy of this marvelous book remains in stock. Come and get it!

Terry Tempest Wiliams in Portland Next Week

Wild Mercy Broadside Available

If you are a fan of Terry Tempest William’s writings stop by the gallery and check out “Wild Mercy.” It’s a gorgeous letterpress broadside printed by Sandy Tilcock. The text reads:

The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time. They are kneeling with hands clasped that we might act with restraint, that we might leave room for the life that is destined to come. To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle. Perhaps the wildness we fear is the pause between our own heartbeats, the silent space that says we live only by grace. Wilderness lives by this same grace. Wild mercy is in our hands.

From Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, copyright 2001 by Terry Tempest Williams, Pantheon Books.

Sandy Tilcock is one of the best letterpress printers on the west coast. 23 Sandy was proud to feature a show of her broadsides last fall. You can find a complete online catalog of that show here. Copies of the work are in the flat files in the gallery. Stop by and take a gander.

Mention that you saw this blog post for 20% off any Sandy Tilcock book or broadside.

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