Port Angeles Fine Arts Center to host opening reception for art book exhibition

“Threads of Life Codex 2022” by Servane Briand and collaborator Paloma Lucas. (Port Angeles Fine Arts Center)

“Threads of Life Codex 2022” by Servane Briand and collaborator Paloma Lucas. (Port Angeles Fine Arts Center)

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will host an opening reception for “Strong Together — An ArtistBook Collaborative” on Friday.

The free reception will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

“Strong Together — An ArtistBook Collaborative” is the result of intentional collaboration. Artists interweaved the common threads discovered through conversations into mixed media book works.

The artwork was selected by jurors Jan Dove and Lindsey Shepherd.

“Some artists who labor under the illusion of working alone find that something special happens when they choose to make art in an extended exchange of ideas and ideals with other artists,” curator Jan Dove said a press release. “They find a kind of synchronicity unavailable in any other way.”

The exhibit features artist books from 21 artists and their collaborators. They include John Arbuckle, Alicia Bailey, Alison Birmingham, Servane Briand, Debbi Commodore, Jan Dove, Mari Eckstein Gower, Lucia Harrison, Pamela Hastings, Belinda Hill, Bonnie Julien, Carrie Larson, Dorothy McCuiston, Laurel Moorhead, Randi Parkhurst, Gina Pisello, Marilyn Stablein, Ann Storey, Rachel Watson, Suze Woolf and Ray Zill.

The opening reception is free to attend and open to the public, with donations welcomed.

Many of the works will be available for purchase. Artwork sold through the Fine Arts Center supports both the artist and helps to sustain the center’s programs, exhibits and educational offerings.

Those who are interested in the art form are invited to learn more at the Art Book Binding Workshop from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Artist Gina Pisello will teach participants how to bind artwork into a book form.

Tickets for the workshop are $45 for PAFAC Members and $55 for the public. They are available at: https://pafac.kindful.com/e/art-book-binding-workshop.

“Strong Together — An ArtistBook Collaborative” will remain on display at the historic Esther Webster Gallery during regular gallery hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through March 24.

For more information, visit www.pafac.org.

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