The show celebrates both the Book Arts Center’s 25th anniversary and the College’s 150th anniversary
The Wells College Book Arts Center and String Room Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of WBAC@25: An Exhibition of Book Arts from Victor Hammer Fellows.
The opening reception will be held Thursday, October 18th, 6:30 – 8:30pm, in the String Room Gallery in the College’s Main Building. Admission is free and open to the public.
The show, which will celebrate both the 25th anniversary of the Book Arts Center and Wells College’s 150th anniversary, will showcase the work of 11 artists who have held the position of “Victor Hammer Fellowship” and features artwork completed during their fellowship as well as more recent work.
Artists included in the show: Jocelynn Webb Pederson, Terrence Chouinard, Sarah Roberts, Margot Ecke, Rachel Wiecking, Sarah Bryant, Katie Baldwin, Laura Rowley, Jenna Rodriguez, Heather R. Buechler, and Leah Mackin.
The work presented features a wide scope of techniques and media ranging from traditional bookbinding, letterpress printing, and calligraphy to experimental forms which incorporate video and sculptural elements but all related to the field of “Book Arts.” Each of the artists who has been a Victor Hammer Fellow has continued in their creative careers building off of their time at Wells. This is the first time that this group has been assembled for exhibition.
Exhibit will run through November 30th, 2018