Kozo: Experimentation and Tradition Opening Reception
Friday 8th Sep, 2017

WNY Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street Buffalo, NY 14203
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Cost: Free
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A group of WNY artists investigate the possibilities with paper and mulberry bark.

The Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC) presents Kozo: Experimentation and Tradition, a collaborative exhibition by twelve WNY artists, on view from September 8th through October 6th, 2017. An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will be held on Friday, September 8th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at 468 Washington St. in downtown Buffalo. This event is free and open to the public. 

The exhibition features twelve WNY artists and WNYBAC members who have spent the past year experimenting with the Thai mulberry fiber known as Kozo. The group met regularly at various papermaking studios including Buffalo State College and private papermaking studios to process the fiber from its raw state into the various works on exhibit. From fiber artists to printmakers, book binders to photographers, this exhibit showcases the versatility of the Thai Kozo fiber and the boundless imagination of the artists.

Artists include: Deb Eck, Linda Collignon, bobCollignon, Gerald Mead, Elizabeth Samuels, Jozef Bajus, Bonnie Morrisey, Janna Willoughby-Lohr, Peter Sowiski, Benjamin Streeter, Mizin Shin, and Billy Huggins.

The Western New York Book Arts Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of printing and book-related arts through education, creation, and exhibition for a broad and diverse community. WNYBAC is located at 468 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. For more information visit www.wnybookarts.org/exhibitions, email info@wnybookarts.org, or call 716-348-1430. 

*images; left by Deb Eck, middle by Jozef Bajus, right raw fiber

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