Friday, February 20, 2009

Mary Alice Bowie - LSW's newest artist

Mary Alice Bowie is the newest artist at Linden Street Warehouse. Formerly working in glass, she is now printmaking, working primarily in monotypes. Her work is gorgeous, abstract and full of vibrant color.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Joyce Savre showing at Triton Museum

Joyce Savre has a watercolor that is at the current Triton Exhibit:

Statewide Watercolor Competition & Exhibition
Juror: Scott Shields, Phd Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Art Museum

December 6-February 22, 2009

Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Joyce Savre showing at Gallery 9

Rhythm of the Fields--30"x 22"

Painted Poems: Collage and Pastels by Joyce Savre
February 1-28th

Gallery 9
143 Main Street
Los Altos, CA

Reception: Friday, February 6, 5-8 pm

Barbara Mortkowitz & Ido Agassi

Ido Agassi at work

Barbara Mortkowitz is currently involved with organizing events for Ido Agassi. Ido is a master bookbinder, printer and publisher who has returned bookmaking to a genuine craft and fine art form. Ido Agassi's handcrafted, limited and numbered editions transform classic and Hebrew literature into works of art. With use of distinctive typography, calligraphy, original prints, aquatints, and etchings, Ido Agassi employs a host of techniques to illuminate the texts on highest qualities of papers.

The pages are sewn by hand and encased in a variety of whimsical bindings, boxes, and slipcases to literally create worlds in miniature. For example, the story of David versus Goliath is bound by a leather slingshot (stone included) and the poem "Mein Blaus Klavier" ("My Blue Piano") written by Else Lasker-Schuler, is imprinted on the paper keys of a book-sized cloth grand piano.

My Blue Piano

David & Goliath

From their letterpress and intaglio publishing house in Ra'anana, Israel, Ido and his father Uzi Agassi meticulously craft their host of fine art books which are currently exhibited in libraries, museums, galleries and private collections around the world. Blending the arts of sculpture, graphic design, and bookbinding, the rare and inspired Agassi masterpieces will fascinate bibliophiles and arts lovers alike. For more information visit Even Hoshen Press.

Ido Agassi & Even Hoshen Press of Ra'anana, Israel will be presenting their handcrafted fine art books at the CODEX Book Fair, February 9-11 in the ASUC Pauley Ballroom on the U.C. Berkeley Campus.

For details, please visit: