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'Paper Print & Bind: Celebration of Paper'

Athenaeum Art Center
Promotional graphic for "Paper Print Bind."
Every week from September 6, 2022 until October 22, 2022.
Tuesday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 4 PM
Athenaeum Art Center
Also open 5-8 p.m. every second Saturday during the Barrio Art Crawl

September 6–October 22, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 5–8 p.m. during Barrio Art Crawl

From the organizers:
This exhibition is a celebration of the transformation of paper and its importance in many inventive art processes and creations. Paper Print Bind showcases the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s extraordinary Erika & Fred Torri Artists’ Books Collection. In addition, it presents a carefully curated array of contemporary artworks made with paper by renowned regional and international artists.

The common thread throughout this exhibition is the use of the traditional medium of paper in contemporary practices that empowers artists to bind, print, and create artworks out of paper. All the artists exhibiting in Paper Print Bind share a history of teaching, collaborating, or taking part in the Athenaeum’s collections and classes. Thus, this exhibition serves both to celebrate our alliance with artists in the paper community at large and to feature the Print Studio and papermaking studio in the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights.

A major reason for the universal allure of paper lies in its identity and utility as a truly “eco-friendly” sustainable product derived from natural practices throughout human history. Because much of our diverse cultures all over the world are created and shared on paper, we embrace the fragility and eco-friendly nature of paper as a much-needed reminder of our origins in the organic world in this modern technological age.

Artworks by:
Anne Covell
Sally Hagy-Boyer
Chelsea Herman
Jean Lowe
Jim Machacek
May-ling Martinez
Bhavna Mehta

Artists’ Books by:
Merilyn Britt
Michele Burgess
Xpetra Ernándes
Chelsea Herman
Michael Kuch
Warja Lavater
Mary Ellen Long
Mary McCarthy
Bhavna Mehta
Xun Okotz
Ámbar Past
Carol Schwartzott
Curt Sherman
Austin Straus
Peter & Donna Thomas
Nancy Willard
Typography and the book arts class at Scripps College

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Athenaeum Art Center

1955 Julian Ave.
San Diego, California 92113

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