VCA’s eclectic collection “Word & Image” includes broadsides, postcards and book sculptures. Broadsides are, in their original meaning are large sheets of paper with printed art and words on one side. Historically they were used as posters, announcing events or proclamations, commentary in the form of ballads, or simply advertisements. Today they include letter art, poems, political statements and more. This exhibition of broadsides vary in sizes, from postcard to 18×21” and includes digital print, limited edition press prints and hand painted originals by Suzanne Moore, Annie Brule and Chatwin Book Publishing, Claudia Hollander – Lucas, and the “Dead Feminists” series by Jessica Spring and Chandler O’Leary.
Melody Bush’s book sculpturing exhibition revitalizes used books into art and gifts. Book sculpturing is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. Melody uses folding and hand cutting techniques, meticulously altering each individual page by page.
Two art book work exhibitions that are contemporary examples of the “illuminated” manuscript (“Floating Through the Desert”, by Nancy Leavitt) and the illustrated fine press book (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, illustrations by Barry Moser), with stellar type design, printed by hand in the letterpress tradition.
Gift Shop and also Exhibitions in Gallery & Atrium
First Friday Opening: April 5th 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Show runs through April 27th
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:am – 5:00pm & Saturday 12noon – 3:00pm (closed Sunday & Monday)