“Vessel,” a traveling exhibition celebrating some of the finest examples in book arts, is on view at Cal Poly Pomona’s W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery from Nov. 30 to Jan. 30, 2016.
“The book as craft is the book worker’s vessel to sail the high seas, to hold our dearest memories and to indicate the pulse of life,” says Gallery Curator Michele Cairella-Fillmore of the exhibit, which is sponsored by The Guild of Book Workers. The exhibition features 43 works and is traveling across the U.S. through March 2017.
The “Vessel” exhibition honors the legacy of the book workers’ craft. At a time when society is grappling with the future of books, the exhibit showcases many examples of books as art and art inspired by the book form.
The exhibition is a vibrant and dynamic collection of artists’ books, fine bindings, fine press printing, calligraphy and sculptural books that showcases the history of the book worker’s craft as well as contemporary interpretations of the book form.
The Kellogg Gallery (north end of Building 35A) is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 4 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.