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ASU art faculty member curates Outside the Book

October 15, 2007

Arizona Museum for Youth; Dan Mayer, curator and master printer, Pyracantha Press, in the ASU Herberger College of the Arts; and more than 17 artists including internationally book artists Xu Bing, Karen Bleitz, Mark Atwood and Carol Barton.

Outside the Book, in partnership with the Arizona Museum for Youth, is an exhibition of contemporary artist-made books featuring local and internationally renowned artists. The exhibition features 60 kinetic, magnetic, pop-up and sculptural books, including MacArthur Award recipient Xu Bing's A Book from the Ground and Square Word, Dolph Smith's kinetic rubber band-powered A Journal of Random Thoughts and London bookmaker Karen Bleitz' Mechanical Word. The exhibition also includes hands-on activities and children's bookmaking workshops.

Meet the Artists: Michelle Segal and Lise Hawkos
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meet the Guest Curator: Dan Mayer
Saturday, Dec. 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Visit with Dan Mayer for an inside look at the exhibit.

Other featured artists include Mark Atwood, Carol Barton, Jerry Bleem, Macy Chadwick, Joe D'Ambrosio, Lise Hawkos, Catherine Alice Michaelis, Rebecca McAneny, Michelle Segal, Esther K. Smith & Dikko Faust, Linda Smith, Jessica Spring and Ashlee Weitlauf.

Arizona Museum for Youth
35 N Robson Street, Mesa AZ

Oct. 20, 2007 - Feb. 2, 2008 
Arizona Museum for Youth Hours: 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday

$5 for ages one and older; free for museum members and those under the age of one.

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Michelle Balani
Community Arts Coordinator
Arizona Museum for Youth

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions byU.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit

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