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“RESISTANCE” is the theme of the 14th annual book arts symposium at Rutgers University in Newark on Nov. 7

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WHO: The John Cotton Dana Library of Rutgers University in Newark; organizers: artist Karen Guancione of Belleville, N.J., and Michael Joseph (Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick campus). Amanda Thackray is curator; featured artists are Tomie Arai, Maureen Cummins, Asha Ganpat, Donna Ruff and Zoe Saldana Sheehan.

WHAT: At the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, artists will talk about their work in relation to the theme, “Resistance!” The daylong public event is divided into talks by the artists, a book artists’ jam and a lunchtime tour of “More than Words: Artists’ Books and Book Art from the Special Collections of the Newark Public Library.”  Another exhibit at Dana, created by Karen Guancione, will honor Lynn S. Mullins, retired director of Dana Library. These exhibits remain on view until Jan. 23, 2009.

REGISTRATION/FEES: Students, free; Rutgers faculty/staff, $15; others, $40
$40 (includes lunch on campus); ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE: 973/353-5222

WHEN: November 7, 2008, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: John Cotton Dana Library, 4th Floor, 185 University Ave., Newark, NJ.

BACKGROUND: The theme of the 14th annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium illustrates how the different concepts of ‘resistance’ shape the physical and notional aspects of artists’ books and book making. As in the past, featured artists will talk about their work. The event gives recognition to book artists and unveils their new works.