Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Western New York Book Arts Collaborative Grand Opening

I'm in NYC so unfortunately I'm going to miss the grand opening of the Western New York Book Arts Collaborative tomorrow night. I urge everyone in the Buffalo area to go to the opening, it's going to be great. Here's some more info:

The Western NY Book Arts Center opens in downtown Buffalo

The Western New York Book Arts Collaborative (WNYBAC) a new not-for-profit Cultural Organization, existing to promote the art of the book in all of its manifestations is having its Grand Opening May 21, 2009, from 6-9pm.

The Western NY Book Arts Center is conveniently located at 468 Washington Street, on the corner of Washington St and Mohawk in downtown Buffalo. The newly remodeled space features a gallery, bookshop, event space, print studio, reading library, printing museum & more. On May 22, the center will be open regular hours 12-6 pm, Wed-Sat. In addition, the bookshop will offer book making supplies, art papers, books, stationery, and fine art.

The Grand Opening of WNYBAC coincides with the first members' exhibition. The members' exhibit features established and emerging artists, craftspeople and self-published authors, such as Jozef Bajus, Julian Montague and Diane Bond.

Through workshops and community studio access, individuals can learn old and new techniques to create their own printed ephemera, bookworks, prints and editions, and everything in-between. The summer workshop series will be announced at the opening as well as a special surprise announcement!

For more information on resources and membership details visit, email or contact Richard Kegler,
716 903 6875

The Western NY Book Arts Center
468 Washington St (at Mohawk)
Buffalo NY 14203

I assembled metal type into a hemispheric map for a book cover at WNYBAC last year


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