Books, The Printed Kind

We love our e-readers because they are convenient and because we’re never stuck without reading material while delayed in a waiting room, carpool line, or lame conference call. But despite the convenience of the digital versions, we’ll never give up our paper tomes. We love the smell of crisp new pages too much, and there’s no replacement for unwrapping a brand new novel—spine unmolested---and reading an inscription penned by a thoughtful gift-giver. Those rectangles, full of facts, ideas and beautiful phrasing, are inspiring—so much so that we feel the need to stack them on our walls to remind us of their potency. WoCA Projects 2nd Annual Juried Artists Books Exhibitions explores our attachment to the book as sacred object, looking at the ways that artists have co-opted the book form—both as a physical means to present their work and as a reference or muse for conceptual pieces. Browse through selected works that represent a creative outpouring of bibliophilia at WoCA Projects, 2902 Race Street in Fort Worth, Thursdays to Saturdays from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. through January 31st. The opening reception, where 20 artists will compete to have their piece added to the University of Texas at Arlington’s Art/Art History & Rare Books Collection, will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday.Admission is free, visit wocaprojects.com for additional information.
Thu., Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-3 p.m. Starts: Dec. 11. Continues through Jan. 31, 2014
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Jennifer Davis-Lamm

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