New Arrivals

The Minnesota Center for Book Arts’ Artist Collective presents “New Arrivals”, an exhibit that captures the expressive range of the book arts, on display at the Minneapolis Central Library Cargill Gallery from August 5 – September 25.

Founded in 1983, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to igniting creativity and community throughout the book arts. The MCBA’s Artist Collective consists of local artists working within the breadth of book arts - a group of art forms that range from traditional skills such as papermaking, letterpress printing, and bookbinding, to new methods of artmaking inspired by the form and function of books.

The MCBA defines the book as a “contained narrative,” meaning book artists have limitless possibilities when it comes to finding homes for their stories. These artists and their practices capture the richness of contemporary book arts. The Collective contains both artists who have decades-long careers as well as emerging artists.

The Cargill Gallery is located on the second floor of Minneapolis Central Library. A public artist reception at the Gallery is scheduled for Thursday, August 10 from 5-7:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

This exhibition is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Want to learn more about book arts? Check out this list of books highlighting the art of bookmaking.