Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

Rebecca Goodale & Sissy Buck in virtual exhibition, "Structure and Narrative", hosted by Camden Public Library

Euphorbe arboricle (Tree Spurge) by Rebecca Goodale

For the month of September, the Camden Public Library is pleased to feature the Midcoast Maine Book Arts Group for an invitational virtual exhibition entitled Structure & Narrative. The show features work by book artists with strong connections to the midcoast region of Maine, and includes the work of Rebecca Goodale and Sissy Buck.

Structure & Narrative encompasses two concepts about artists’ books for viewers to consider. First, each book is a made object — something that has a material aspect, a structural component, and a nod to what a book does: invite the viewer in. The second idea is the narrative: What is the story being told, how is it being told, and what are the aspects of narrative that a viewer can discern?

On Tuesday, September 8, at 6:00 pm, the Camden Public Library will host artists from the Midcoast Maine Book Arts Group for a special event, “Zoom Into the Book Arts Studio.” This will be an opportunity to virtually visit the studios of four artists—Rebecca Goodale, Cynthia McGuirl, Joelle Webber and Dudley Zopp—to learn about their work and some of the tools and processes they use. The event will provide the audience with an intimate look at the artists’ work spaces from the comfort of home. A Q&A session will follow each studio visit. Email jpierce@librarycamden.org to request a Zoom link to attend.

Midcoast Maine Book Arts is a collective formed to promote, encourage, and educate working and aspiring book artists in the midcoast Maine area. It seeks to exhibit the work of its members and other book artists, host workshops about artists’ books, and enlighten the general public about this art form. Midcoast Maine Book Arts meets every other month on the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Maine Media Workshops + College (or on Zoom) to talk about work in progress, artists’ book news and exhibition possibilities, materials, structure, and other topics of interest.

Click Here to view this wonderful exhibition.

Summer Madness by Sissy Buck

Summer Madness by Sissy Buck

Image Above: Euphorbe arboricle (Tree Spurge) by Rebecca Goodale

For more information, please join the Midcoast Maine Book Arts Facebook page.