The Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University, Cleveland Public Library, and the Ohio Center for the Book, along with other founding partners Art Books Cleveland and the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, have once again teamed up to present the 6th annual Octavofest, a month-long series of events in October to call attention to the book and paper arts.
Below are this year's events at Cleveland State University and the Michael Schwartz Library:
- Morgan Conservatory Special Exhibit at the Michael Schwartz Library for Octavofest
September 27, 2014 - October 31, 2014
The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation will present three special displays in the Michael Schwartz Library during Octavofest. The displays will present hand papermaking, letterpress, and bookmaking through a collection of objects and ephemera relating to each discipline.
- "Folding Book Art" Workshop
October 9, 2014, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 1st Floor east
Celebrate Octavofest at the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library by creating folded book art. Books destined for recycling can be transformed by folding their pages to create voluminous and intriguing shapes. A limited number of books will be available for folding and participants are welcome to bring books to fold.
- WatchArt! with Art Books Cleveland Members at Cleveland State University
October 14, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 2: 00 p.m.
Cleveland State University, 1st floor lobby of Main Classroom building, 2121 Euclid Avenue
Come meet, talk with, and watch the book artists of Art Books Cleveland (ABC) work on book projects
- LevyFest 2014
October 24, 2014 - October 26,2014
Cleveland State University Campus and several locations throughout the community including at local bookstores and art galleries
LevyFest 2014 is a poetry festival and conference celebrating Cleveland poet, publisher, and artist d.a. levy (1942-1968) and his influence upon small press publishing, print and book arts, and the poetry communities of Cleveland, Ohio, and beyond.