'Off the Shelf' Book Culture in the Digital Age' panel & reception
Handmade & Bound Closes the Books on ‘Familiar Relics’ Exhibition With Panel Discussion and Reception Oct. 19
Handmade & Bound Nashville, Vol. 2 will mark the conclusion of the festival’s juried book arts exhibition, Familiar Relics, with a panel discussion about the future of the book in the face of new technologies, on Friday, October 19, 7 p.m., at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.
Panelists for “Off the Shelf: Book Culture in the Digital Age” are arts writer/East Side Story proprietor Chuck Beard, Parnassus Books co-owner Karen Hayes, Austin Peay State University professor/artist Cynthia Marsh, and Maryland Institute College of Art library director/book artist and Familiar Relics juror Tony White. Watkins photography department chair Robin Paris will moderate. Immediately following the panel, a reception, offering a final look at the Familiar Relics exhibition, will be held in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery.
Staged in association with the second annual Handmade & Bound Nashville book arts festival (which ran Oct. 4-6 at Watkins), Familiar Relics features more than 30 works that speak to the familiarity and evolution of the book.