MAC: Books in Art

We’ve all done it - judged a book by its cover. Debuting Nov. 2nd through Nov. 30th, 2019, The Merrymeeting Arts Center in cooperation with the Bowdoinham Public Library, will be hosting a show all about books!

From the artistry of book making to the beauty of book covers, illustrations and fonts to the telling of a story, books enrich our lives in many ways. This show will encourage you to stretch your mind and consider forms and uses for books other than simply reading them.

Two book-related workshops will be held at the MAC Studio prior to the show:
Picture Book Shadow Boxes, on October 6th, with Kate Cutko. Learn how to create a three dimensional framed keepsake from a favorite children’s picture book. Bring an old book or choose from Kate’s collection. (The recycle barn or Goodwill are great sources of old, discarded books). Students are encouraged to enter their shadow boxes in the Book themed art show in November.

Black-Out Poetry, on October 17th. When a page of text is blacked out except for a few words, a brand new story or poem gets created from the existing text. The finished page can be embellished
to enhance the final idea.

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