“Open Case” Talk for Book Arts Exhibition This Saturday in Denver

"50 Revolutions" by Helen Hiebert. Click to enlarge.
“50 Revolutions” by Helen Hiebert. Click to enlarge.

Word | Image | Object is an exhibition of contemporary artists’ bookworks through December 29, 2019. It’s in the Gates Reading Room on the fifth floor of the Denver (Colorado) Public Library’s Central Library at 10 West Fourteenth Avenue Parkway.

This Saturday, October 5, 2019, Alicia Bailey and Brian Trembath will hold an “open case” talk from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Alicia writes: “A downside to showing off artists’ books in public access spaces, such as Denver Public Library’s (DPL) beautiful Gates Reading Room, is that the books must be exhibited behind glass; their tactile qualities underappreciated, their fine-tuned engineering less evident, much of their thoughtful content hidden from view.

“So that Denver metro folks, and visitors, have a chance to appreciate the works in Word | Image | Object, DPL Special Collections Curator Brian Trembath and I will be hosting an Open Case Talk. This will be an informal presentation, giving an overview of the exhibit, highlighting select works from the exhibition, followed by a Q&A session and removal of several books from the cases, allowing attendees a chance to experience the works without a glass barrier.”

To see the works, visit http://abecedariangallery.com/store/product-category/exhibits/word-image-object/