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