SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “BOOKED 15” will run at the Pierro Gallery at the Baird, 5 Mead St. in South Orange, from March 10 through April 7. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.
This annual members’ exhibition of the Book Arts Roundtable is always one of the most popular shows of the exhibition season. Featuring more than 60 artists, the show is jam-packed with amazing books of all sorts and sizes, including some multi-dimensional books that more resemble sculpture. Each piece includes text or tells a story, and each displays a fascinating range of book-making techniques. Imaginative, colorful, often witty and always fun, the “BOOKED” exhibits offer delights to viewers of all ages, especially because most of the pieces are interactive — designed to be touched, read, shared and loved.
This year the BAR is adding a free public program in connection with “BOOKED 15.” China Marks, an internationally recognized artist who makes drawings, one-of-a-kind books and broadsides that incorporate imagery and text, will speak about her work in a program titled “Alive to the World: the Books and Drawings of China Mars” on Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Baird Center.
For further information about Book Arts Roundtable events and membership, visit http://bookartsroundtable.com. The Pierro Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Sundays and Friday, March 30, for Good Friday.