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September 30, 2011

Celebrating Book and Paper Arts with Special Collections


Octavofest returns to Cleveland for the third year and with it come some exciting programing in the Special Collections Research Center.

New this year is a juried art competition calling Cleveland artists to create works inspired by several dozen rare books in our collection. View a sample of these books in an online gallery.


De humani corporis fabrica. by Andreas Vesalius. page 194

All entries will be exhibited in the Kelvin Smith Library Art Gallery during October. Winners of the competition will be announced on October 19th by Arnold Hirshon, Associate Provost and University Librarian of the Kelvin Smith Library at a reception in the Dampeer room following the 3:30 pm talk "Artists' Books, Readers, and Reading," given by Cristine Rom, Gund Library Director, Cleveland Institute of Art.

Additionally, Special Collections will mount the exhibit "Books that inspired the artists for the Juried Art Competition" on October 19 from 9am - 6pm.

For more information be sure to consult the complete list of Octavofest events hosted by the Kelvin Smith Library and join us in our month long celebration of book and paper arts.

Posted by exo2 at September 30, 2011 12:57 PM

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