Beyond Words: Celebrating Books as Art
On view through July 30, 2022
St. Petersburg, Florida
“Beyond Words: Celebrating Books as Art” is a juried exhibition showcasing fine handcrafted work by 36 artists from Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. The diversity of contemporary books as art is highlighted by the 75 pieces on exhibit at Florida CraftArt.
“This exhibition celebrates the book as art through a varied collection of inventive works that challenge preconceptions of what a book is and can be,” says Cindy Bartosek the exhibit curator. “For an artist, ‘book’ can be a medium of artistic expression. It is a space for experimenting with innovative combinations of images, text, and formats to address topics ranging from politics to poetry, from whimsy to deeply personal narratives that explore and communicate important themes and visual ideas in a very individual way, limited only by the imagination of the maker.”
[Image: Shelly Steck Reale (St. Petersburg, FL), Banned. Paper, clay and India ink, 28”x15”x15”]