(October 14, 2011)
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is extending Encoded Structures: Interpreting the Story , through Tuesday, November 8,in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus. The juried book arts exhibition was mounted in conjunction with the inaugural Handmade & Bound Nashville, a free book arts festival held Sept. 30 – Oct. 1.
Encoded Structures presents more than 30 book works and small press publications in the form of artists’ books, zines and sculptural books. First prize in the juried exhibition was awarded to Susan Lowdermilk of Eugene, Oregon (her A Ritual To Read To Each Other is pictured at left), followed by second-place winner Nanette Wylde of Redwood CIty, California (Hello Catty), and third-place winner Lesley Patterson-Marx of Nashville (Little Lady Harmonica Book).
Presented by the Watkins Library, Handmade & Bound Nashville was sponsored by Bongo Java, Jerry’s Artarama, Plaza Artist Materials, and the Watkins Community Education department. In addition to the gallery exhibition reception and day-long marketplace, more than 15 workshops, demos, discussions and activities for all ages were offered.
Currey Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Pictured below: Hello Catty and Little Lady Harmonica Book.
Gallery photos: Cristina Young