The Virginia Arts of the Book Center will host the traveling exhibition, “Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books II,” from March 1 through April 26. Organized by the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron, the exhibition includes 87 unique object books, including one work by VABC’s own Addeane Caelleigh.
These miniature books are made with a diverse range of materials (from handmade and rice paper to plastic to tea bags, wood blocks and envelopes) and many different techniques (letterpress, silkscreen, and digital prints to collage, die-cut, and painting), and the artists come from all over the world (Canada, China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Spain, and the US).
VABC will host a reception during the Virginia Festival of the Book on March 24 at 2:30 p.m., featuring discussion with Molly Schwartzburg, curator of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at UVa.
Stop by the VABC on Ivy Road to see the exhibit during open hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia is also running a companion exhibit. Running until April 18, the Special Collections exhibit is titled “Miniature Books and Money” and features almost 100 miniature books, most from the library’s own McGehee Miniature Book Collection. Stop by the library’s first floor gallery to check it out.