"Art Ex Libris"
Image and logo from postcard for "Art Ex Libris" show at Artspace.
An International Book Art Invitational
February 10 - March 20, 1994
Curated by Artspace book artist and printmaker Mitzi Humphrey.
Over 100 artists' books from around the world showcased at Artspace in Richmond, Virginia for two months in 1994.
"Getting a Good Read on books as fine art" by CeCe Bullard, Richmond
Times-Dispatch, March 1994.
"Art Notes: Art ex Libris now available on videotape" by CeCe Bullard,
Richmond Times-Dispatch 1995.
"Exhibitions: Art ex Libris," Koob Stra: The Occasional Update from Center
for the Book Arts, Number 6, Winter 1994
"By the book: This art goes beyond words to touch the reverent reader" by
Sibella Connor, Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 11, 1994.
"Pagination Imagination: Artspace explores the form and function of books"
by Paulette Roberts-Pullen, Style Weekly, March 1994.
Related Outreach Events:
Art Ex Libris Book Art Forum (in conjunction with the international book art show curated by Mitzi Humphrey at Artspace Gallery.
Friday, March 4, 7-9 pm -- Keynote Speakers:
For more information, see Mitzi Humphrey's gallery page
Isota Epes -- "How Virginia Woolf Brought Me Up"
Dr. Clifford Edwards -- "Books as Icons in the Paintings of
Saturday, March 5, 10am - 12pm -- Speakers on "Comic Book Art and Cartooning":
Jeanne Boomhower, Jennifer Yane and Richard Dawson; also a look at the art of Helmut
Eppich and Joni Mabe
Saturday, March 5, 1 - 4 p.m. --
Anne Iott -- "The Artist and the Book"
Betsy Pittman -- "Book Art in VCU's Cabell Library Rare Book
John Field -- "The Artist/Bookbinder"
"Art ex Libris Video: The Book Art Invitational at Artspace":
Davi Det Hompson
video documentary of the 1994 exhibition in Richmond, Virginia. Copyright,
Library of Congress, 1995.
Directed and Produced by Mitzi Humphrey
Associate Producer: C. Richard Moore
Original Music: C. Richard Moore
Featuring over one-hundred original book-art and book-related art works
from the exhibition curated by Mitzi Humphrey.
Also presenting excerpts from "A Conversation on Book Art" by British book
artist Ken Campbell and Virginia Commonwealth University professor of
printmaking David Freed.
Partial funding for technical assistance for the Art ex Libris video was
received through a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
No longer available for purchase.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Video Resource Catalog
... show that used an all-inclusive definition of "book," be it sculptural,
painterly, photographic, or written form. Made by noted book artist, Mitzi Humphrey.