Thursday, April 20, 2017

True to type, letterpress crowd springs into action


Come on out to watch some prints steamrolled, take in booky and print demos, sample free kombucha, and browse the work of fine printers as part of Design Week Portland. I'm at Table 33 and look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Laura Russell (in black and white) announced earlier this month
that her 23 Sandy Gallery will close May 27 after 10 fruitful
years of presenting book art from all over.

If you can't make it Sunday, save the date Saturday, May 6, for a book signing for China Under the Covers: A Binder's Journey to the Roots of Books at 23 Sandy, 623 NE 23rd Ave., three doors north of Sandy.

Gallery owner Laura Russell recently announced she's closing the place effective May 27 after 10 years of spotlighting books in all their forms and masterminding well-curated and -presented shows.


Returning to the spring theme—this is the tree flowering
outside 23 Sandy. Visit it, too.
Russell has done so much for our scene, and we'll miss her bright showcase of creativity off Northeast Sandy Boulevard, but she still plans to curate exhibitions and support the field and hopefully will have time to do more work of her own.

May 6 brings another
chance to get some
hands on book history.
The gallery may be closing but other paths, and books, are opening. Come on out for a last look at a unique, special place; enjoy the current show (Built: Book Art & Architecture—how much better can it get?); handle my passel of Chinese book models; and/or simply say hello (or ni hao).

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