Rewriting History: Book & Print Arts Collective Member’s Show, opens March 7

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Rewriting History: Book & Print Arts Collective Member’s Show, opens March 7

REWRITING HISTORY explores the theme of shifting identity and plays with perceptions of our collective public and private histories. Members from Asheville’s Book & Print Arts Collective have created a variety of artist books and prints to explore and ask what it means to rewrite history. Themes of love, family, science, and myth are all expressed through the artist books and prints featured in the show. Michelle Francis’ book took inspiration from a 1904 correspondence between a woman and her former beau. Gwen Diehn’s small monotypes depict a cat rewriting a stressful morning by rolling freely and luxuriously on the pavement. Diehn, plus other members will give a short talk about their works during the opening.

The work will be on display at BookWorks from March 7–May 24, 2014. Opening Reception: March 7, from 6-9 p.m.

The Book & Print Arts Collective (BPAC) is an active community of artists that practices, celebrates, and promotes the book and print arts. The Collective encourages the artistic growth of its members and the advancement of their craft. The Book & Print Arts Collective is an independent, self-governing, and self-administering group. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend a meeting to learn more. BPAC meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm, at Asheville BookWorks.

Asheville BookWorks is a community resource for print and book arts located in West Asheville, North Carolina. Through classes, exhibits, lectures, and annual events, Asheville BookWorks has developed a national reputation as a fine book arts and print facility. BookWorks is pleased to provide space, equipment and technical support for individuals with an interest in handmade books, printmaking, and letterpress.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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