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New Jersey Book Arts Symposium Returns to Alexander Library

October 13, 2016
Book art by Asha Ganpat

Slicing The Air Carved Board Book, Asha Ganpat

From Here to…There: Concept and Technique in Artists’ Books, the 22nd Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium and Exhibition, will be held on Friday, November 4 from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Archibald S. Alexander Library, Rutgers–New Brunswick.

The morning program includes two hands-on workshops conducted by Catherine LeCleire and Sarah Katherine Stengle. Asha Ganpat will include everyone in an interactive artist book project. Featured artists Aileen Bassis, the Creativity Caravan (Amy Tingle & Maya Stein), Lesley Dill, and Shellie Jacobson will present and talk about their work.

A lunchtime seminar will showcase readings from artists’ books featuring MaryAnn Miller and Lois Morrison. Anna Pinto, the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium scribe, will create unique name tags for the attendees and Marcia Wilson will create a photo-document of the symposium.

The afternoon includes presentations by featured artists Heidi Neilson, Alexander Osborne, Robin Price, and Miriam Schaer. Judith K. Brodsky, professor emerita and founder of the Brodsky Center, will speak about the art presented and sum up the symposium.

A Book Artist Jam open to all participants will take place after the afternoon program. Everyone is invited to show their own books and book art.

An accompanying exhibit curated by Amanda Thackray will be on view until January 3.

Exhibiting artists: Aileen Bassis, the Creativity Caravan (Amy Tingle & Maya Stein), Lesley Dill, Asha Ganpat, Karen Guancione, Shellie Jacobson, Catherine LeCleire, MaryAnn Miller, Lois Morrison, Heidi Neilson, Ali Osborne, Anna Pinto, Robin Price, Miriam Schaer, Sarah K. Stengle, Amanda Thackray, Marcia Wilson, and others.

For registration, directions, and free parking, please call Nancy G. Martin, archives assistant, at 848-932-6156.

For more information, please write to Michael Joseph,, or Karen Guancione,