"Artist Books, Altered Books and Assemblage Art" is on display through Nov. 16 in The Gallery at Lakeland, located at Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, 44094, Building "D", First Floor.
An artist reception is slated for Thursday, September 27 from 7 - 9 p.m. in the gallery in D building, first floor.
This exhibit is free and open to the public.
Thirty-four national, regional and local artists (from Northeast Ohio, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, California and British Columbia), are exhibiting artist-made books, altered books and assemblage art created in a variety of media.
The eclectic mélange of exhibiting artists includes:
Clare Murray Adams
Ginny Carter Smallenburg
Bonne’ de Blas
Michael deMeng (British Columbia)
Thomas Faulkner (NY)
Forlorn Doll, Samantha Meyers
Linda Lou Horn (PA)
Dan Levin, Objects of Curiosity (CA)
Andrea Matus deMeng (British Columbia)
Donald R. Miller
Susan Moloney (PA)
Chaska Peacock (TX)
James Pernatto (PA)
Eva Preston (PA)
Grace Ann Warn (MI)
Linda Zolten Wood
About the books "Artists' " books are works of art realized in the form of a book. They are often published in small editions, though sometimes they are produced as one-of-a-kind objects referred to as "uniques". Artists' books have employed a wide range of forms, including scrolls, fold-outs, concertinas or loose items contained in a box as well as bound printed sheet. Artists have been active in printing and book production for centuries, but the artist's book is primarily a late 20th century form.
An "altered" book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. An artist will take a book and manipulate it creatively. The artist may add pockets and niches to hold tags, rocks or, or other three-dimensional objects. Some change the shape of the book, or use multiple books in the creation of the finished piece of art. Altered books may be as simple as adding a drawing or text to a page, or as complex as creating an intricate book sculpture.
An "assemblage" is a three-dimensional artistic composition made of miscellaneous objects or found materials: Found objects may exist either as utilitarian, manufactured items, or things which occur in nature, or fragments not intended as art materials. Archaeologists use the word 'assemblage' to refer to the collection of artifacts recovered from a single site. Artists use found objects because they represent the opportunity to create witty, tongue in cheek awareness about re-cycling and upcycling as a positive goal in our culture.
For more information, contact Mary Urbas, Gallery Coordinator/Exhibition Curator/Installation Designer, at 440 525 7029.