Books become the canvas for contemporary artists in this national juried exhibition. Throughout history, books have been read, burned, banned, and collected.

Today, books are both valuable and disposable. Contemporary artists hold the history of books – from scrolls (c. 2400 BC) to vegetable-fiber paper (China c. 100 AD) to woodblock printing (Europe, 1418) and the Gutenberg Bible (1456) – in their hands when they choose to transform them into works of art.

The Gallery at Penn College is pleased to present a selection of artists working in this important medium in Books Undone: the art of altered books, an exhibition of altered books, book objects, collages, sculptures, installations and more.

Juried by Jason Thompson, founder of Rag and Bone Bindery and author of ‘Playing with Books,’ the exhibit will showcase 58 works of art by 27 artists from around the country. Sue O’Donnell, visual artist and associate professor at Bloomsburg University, will be the prize juror.

Reception: January 18, 2018, 4:30 – 6:30 with prizes awarded at 5:30 p.m.

Exhibiting artist Doug Beube will offer a gallery talk following the awards.