Artists' Books Weekend: Bookmaking Workshop

Artists' Books Weekend: Bookmaking Workshop

Saturday, March 25, 2023

1:00 PM–5:00 PM
Family Room

Book artist Angela Lorenz leads this workshop as part of her McSphere (Material Culture Spheres) project, which challenges the notion of what a book is in shape and format. The workshop begins with a guided visit to the Clark’s permanent collection for inspiration and continues with instruction by Lorenz and the hands-on creation of one or more McSpheres, or Material Culture Spheres. This event is presented in conjunction with Artists' Books Weekend.

Located in the Manton Research Center, the Clark library houses more than 5,400 books designed/created by artists as stand-alone works of art. On March 25–26, the Institute celebrates an Artists’ Books Weekend with special guest and internationally recognized book artist Angela Lorenz. The Clark holds more than thirty works by Lorenz, who, through her exquisitely crafted works and thought-provoking content, pushes us to expand our commonly accepted notion of what a book is. 

$10 materials fee. Suitable for all skill levels and recommended for ages 14 and up. Reservations are required, and capacity is limited. Meet at the Clark Center Admissions desk.

In 2023, the Clark celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Manton Research Center building. We’re filling the calendar with a year-long series of events celebrating the building’s architecture and all the activities that happen inside, as well as the remarkable support of the Manton Foundation.

Image: Binding Ties, courtesy of Angela Lorenz.