2008 Small- & Fine-Press Book Exhibit

Gallery Vertigo, Vernon, BC

Friday, April 18 & Saturday, April 19

Curated, designed and introduced by Jason Dewinetz & kevin mcpherson eckhoff, the 2008 book exhibit had a number of goals: first, with the academic term winding up, kevin and I wanted to show off some of our collections for our students, to get them enthused about handmade books, and to expose them to some of the interesting things small- and fine-press publishers from across Canada and the US are up to. Along with the entertainment and educational benefits, we were also attempting to stir up enough interest for those same students to stick around the Okanagan, and to sign up for the new Diploma in Writing & Publishing to be offered at Okanagan College in the fall. Thirdly, it was an opportunity to invite the general pubic to come in from the freak snowstorm that had hit Vernon in late April, and to listen to kevin and I talk none too eagerly about the ins-and-outs of micro-press publishing, and to enjoy a humble yet dynamic collection of books.

Fine press selection...
The fine press selection in the main room of the gallery...Fine press selection...Micro-press selection...
The micro-press selection in the second room of the gallery...Jason introducing the exhibit...
Jason introducting the exhibit...The special items case...
The special items case, with productions by Heavenly Monkey, Robert Reid, and Running the Goat Press...Heavenly Monkey's Jim Rimmer book...Heavenly Monkey's Duensing Titling.Heavenly Monkey's Iskanariya...Heavenly Monkey's Iskandariya.

 

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Small- & Fine-Press Book Exhibit

Download a copy of the exhibit catalogue, listing items by over 20 small- and fine-press printer/publishers from across Canadina and US.