"A Million Little Peaches" and "Great Eggplantations" by Jamie Bradway
"Tunnel of Love" by Beth Doyle
The Edible Book Festival unites bibliophiles, book artists and food lovers to celebrate the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment. Participants create edible books that are exhibited, documented then consumed. For more information visit: www.books2eat.com
"Oliver Twist" by Sherrie Bowser
"Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Judy Baily
"Sea Biscuit" by John Davis
"Thorn Birds" by Rachel Ingold
"Roots" by Jamie Bradway
"Frank-in-Stein" by Mary Samouelian
"Hairy Pot(stick)er in 7 Volumes" by Jody Brown
Images courtesy Duke University Libraries.
From 6-9 p.m. on April 1, 2009, Asheville BookWorks will host Asheville’s first International Edible Book Festival. The Edible Book Festival, established in 2000 has since expanded throughout the world. According to the festival’s founder’s, ”this ephemeral global banquet… is a celebration of the ingestion of culture and a way to concretely share a book; it is also a deeper reflection on our attachment to food and our cultural differences”. The event is held on April Fools’ Day because it is the perfect day to “eat you words and play with them.”
Tickets are $5.00 for entry to the festival. Free for those that submit a piece in the show. (For submission details, see below.) Proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for classes at BookWorks for residents of Asheville and surrounding communities.
The Edible Book Festival is a night of fun, food, and excitement! Arrive hungry! A silent auction of the edible books will be held during the event, and special cake style entries will be sold by the slice. Winners of the silent auction will be asked to eat the works at the event. A panel comprised of local restaurant owners, writers, and artists will judge participating books on the creativity of the materials used and how those materials further the goals of the writing or design. The top three artists selected by the judges will receive prizes. In addition, everyone attending the event will have a ballot and can rate the pieces on creativity of materials, concept, and execution.
Call for Entries:
• February 12, 6-7 pm
• Submission Forms due March 20
•Edible Books submission, March 30-31 (Noon, April 1, for all pieces requiring refrigeration.)
• April 1, 6-9 pm
|Prizes donated by:
io design & illustration
West End Bakery
BookWorks is soliciting participants for the Edible Book Festival to create entries that are “bookish” – that is, they integrate text or literary inspiration and/or that are “book-like” in form. Each participant will receive two free tickets to the event and can take part in the Edible Book Festival’s competition. Download a Submission form or pick one up at Asheville BookWorks. Completed submission forms are due by March 20th. Books that do not need refrigeration should be delivered to BookWorks between March 30th and March 31st 2009. Books that need refrigeration should be delivered on April 1st by noon.
On February 12, 2009, from 6 to 7 pm, anyone interested in submitting an entry for the festival or who simply wants to know more about the history of the Edible Food Festival, is invited to a presentation/workshop at BookWorks. The presentation is free and open to the public.
|February 13 - 16
Friday: 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Suminagashi)
Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (1-hour lunch break)
Instructor: Steve Pittelkow
$325 + materials fees $40
|This class begins with an optional Friday evening session of suminagashi, the beautiful method of Japanese marbling. On Saturday, continue with a marathon day of acrylic marbling designed to create a portfolio of beautiful papers for projects. On Sunday and Monday, you will use your papers to cover boxes as we learn to make simple but elegant structures with ordinary tools. Finally, we'll create an amazing three level hexagonal box that will be the envy of your box making friends. All materials are included in the materials fee. Register for this and other workshops on our Workshop Schedule page.
March 21 - 22
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (1-hour lunch break)
Instructor: Ati Gropius Johansen
This two-day workshop, taught by Ati Gropius Johansen, is based on the legendary Bauhaus foundation design course. Using simple materials like paper and wire we’ll create dynamic new forms. Ati is a graduate of Black Mountain College where she studied with Josef Albers and is the daughter of Walter Gropius, founder and director of the Bauhaus School of Design in Germany.
$185 / $170 members of BMCM + AC + Interlude Editions (materials included)
Space is limited! 10% discount for registration by March 1st
To register: 828-255-8444
|We are now offering hourly studio rental punch cards at a great price. If you buy a six hour card, we will give you one free hour, you SAVE! If you are interested in buying less than six hours, you can still do so.
Bindery equipment, 1 hour minimum = $12.00 ( x 6 is $72 for 7 hours)
Printmaking and papermaking equipment,* 1 hour minimum = $15.00 ( x 6 is $90 for 7 hours) * IMPORTANT: You must be qualified to use printmaking and papermaking equipment, BW instructor recommendation is desired.
|We have updated our equipment list. Below is what we offer:
- Cutting Equipment: Guillotine and Corner Rounder (paper only),Board Shears (cloth, paper and book board), Hot Foil Stamper (renters supply foil), Corner Rounder
- Letterpress Equipment: Vandercook SP20, Vandercook T4, Challenge Press, Kluge Press
- Etching: Takach Press, Ferrous Chloride Bath for etching copper
- NEW! Alternative Processes: Daylab Junior for Polariod image transfer and emulsion lifts
- NEW! Screenprinting equipment available 12.19.2009 and a brand-new screenprinting studio in mid-February.
- NEW! Papermaking equipment available mid-April 2009. More details to follow.
|Have you ever wished that BookWorks was open for hourly studio rental during evening and weekend hours? Wish no more! You can come in and rent the studio by the hour on the following scheduled days / times through March: (Alternative dates and times by arrangement contact BW staff, 255-8444.)
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4 pm
- Saturday, January 31st , 10-3 pm
- Wednesday, February 11th, 5-9 pm
- Saturday, February 21st, 10-3 pm
- Wednesday, February 25th, 9 am- 4 pm
- Saturday, March 7th 10-4 pm
- Wednesday, March 11th, 5-9 pm
- Wednesday, March 25th, 9-4 pm
|BookWorks also has a few artist-in-residence positions for $250.00 per month. Becoming an Artists-in-Residence means having access to the studio at your convenience and storage space for materials. If you are interested in becoming an artist-in-residence, please contact Laurie Corral at 828.255.8444.