Virginia Festival of the Book: Pre-Festival Program – Art Speak

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College. In conjunction with their 112th Annual Exhibition, Back to Front: Artists’ Books by Women, Gary Dop, poet/playwright, director of Randolph’s MFA program, and English faculty, will lead a writing exercise. Virginia Center for the Book member artist Lyall Harris will give a tour of the exhibition and lead a bookmaking activity


Back To Front: Artists’ Books by Women

The Maier Museum presents its 112th annual exhibition Back to Front: Artists’ Books by Women, curated by Martha Chiplis in collaboration with Martha Kjeseth Johnson and Book Arts Member Lyall Harris.


32nd Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium

Held at the Maier Museum, the 32nd Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium is a day-long program inspired by the 112th Annual Exhibition – Back to Front: Artists’ Books by Women which presents the expansive concept of the book as art, in an array of formats and materials.


Introducing Book Art: Where Structure and Content Converge

Explore a range of simple folded and bound structures in this introductory book art workshop. We will consider the relationship between subject and form and experiment with visual and written content.


This Sunday, September 5 (2-5 PM) – UNAPOLOGETIC Drop-in Session

Women and female-identifying individuals are invited to drop in at the Center and lend their voices to UNAPOLOGETIC in an activity that will take about 10 minutes.A selection of participant …


Sunday, September 12 (5:00 PM) – UNAPOLOGETIC Residency Wrap-up Presentation

The artists will present and discuss their weeklong work at the Center as well as some of their previous collaborations. There is no fee for this presentation, but registration is …

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