[Local events] FWD: May 1-31, Artist's books by Alex Appella

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Thu Apr 23 15:57:05 PDT 2009

Alex Appella: "Where Are You From?"

Artist's books created from Alaska to Argentina

May 1 - 31

First Friday, May 1, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Reception for the artist

Saturday, May 9, 5:00 p.m.
Poetry reading and acoustic Latin music by Alex & Magu

23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Avenue

503-927-4409, 23sandygallery at gmail.com

Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday, Noon to 6:00 p.m.

Alex Appella began binding her original poems and short stories while 
living on a boat in Juneau, Alaska. She then took her creations to the 
streets and plazas of Latin America as she and husband travelled 
overland from Alaska to Costa Rica. Since then, binding has taken the 
couple to mining camps in Bolivia; to remote locations near their home 
in the sierras of Córdoba, Argentina; and to a number of more 
conventional venues both in South America and the US.

For the first time, artist book fans can experience Appella’s books in 
their original presentation: as if you had stumbled across them while 
visiting their little stand in an outdoor market in Oaxaca, or Omoa, or 
Oncativo. Except this time, their little stand will be in the 23 Sandy 
Gallery, in Portland, Oregon.

Alex Appella (born in Oregon) began bookbinding as a way to share her 
writing and collage art while travelling. What began as a temporary 
solution within a nomadic lifestyle has turned into a way of life. Alex 
now writes and binds from her home in Córdoba, Argentina. Alex’s 
self-published artist’s books can be found in numerous private and 
public collections throughout the US and beyond.

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