Abecedaries in the Reading Room

Exhibition open May 20 with an opening reception May 21 from (5-8pm) during the 3rd Friday Artwalk and remains on display through June 19.

In the Reading Room is an exhibition of Abecedaries (an abecedary is a book arranged in alphabetical order) by artists from throughout the US, UK, South Korea, Puerto Rico and Italy.

Artists included in this exhibition are:

Cari Ferraro (San Jose, California)

Falconer-1-ABC cropped Curt Lund (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Dan Smith (Brooklyn, New York)

Dave Buchen (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Emily Marks (Sonoma, California)

Heidi Zednik (Ashville, North Carolina)

Hong In Young (An-yang-city, Kyoung-ki-do, South Korea)

Joshua Falconer (Ventura, California)

Karen Hanmer (Glenview, Illinois)

Laura Davidson (Boston, Massachusetts)

Lisa McGarry (Florence, Italy)

Marian Crane (Phoenix, Arizona)

Marie Philomena Noorani (Richland, Washington)

Megan Chandler (Normal, Illinois)

Otis Lab Press (Los Angeles, California)

PBI ABCers (Northport, Alabama)

Philippa Wood and Tamar MacLellan (Lincoln, United Kingdom)

Rebecca Chamlee (Simi Valley, California)

Roberta Lavadour (Pendleton, Oregon)

Shawn Kathleen Simmons (Silver Lake, Ohio)

Shu-Ju Wang (Portland, Oregon)

Sushmita Mazumdar (Arlington, Virginia)

Suzanne Vilmain (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Wendy Partridge (Cincinnati, Ohio).

And thirdly, also in the Reading Room – The Black Book Project. This is a multi-medium collaboration between 44 Colorado artists working on 14 teams.  Each team is comprised of 3 to 4 artists who, at the time of the project’s inception, had never met. The first week of March, 2010, each team was given one standard black spiral sketchbook, and participants were asked to cycle the book among their teammates as many times as possible over a 10-week period. There were no rules about how the artists could use the books or what content they could contribute.

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