The Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library, 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 teamed up to present the third annual Octavofest, a month-long series of events in October to call attention to the book and paper arts. Below are the events hosted by the Michael Schwartz Library:
- You Can Map Anything
Saturday October 1, 9am – Monday, October 31, 5pm
Michael Schwartz Library, 1st floor
Free and open to the public.
An exhibit of books and atlases which illustrate how mapping techniques have been used to locate, explain, and depict the topography of our Earth, from its climate and natural resources, to the discovery voyages, man-made features, military campaigns, animal migrations, to views from outer space and much more.
- Putting Cleveland on the Map: Publishers and Their Products Depicting Greater Cleveland
Thursday, October 6th, 4pm – 5:30pm
Michael Schwartz Library, Special Collections, RT 321
Free and open to the public
A talk by William (Bill) Barrow, Special Collections Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library. Lecture at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University—Special Collections (RT 321) Barrow will talk about the history of map publishing in Cleveland, emphasizing the products -- the different types of maps and what they show -- but also discussing the publishers and their technologies. The first published map of Cleveland has a Currier & Ives connection, for example.
Other Octavofest highlights throughout the Cleveland area include:
- A showing of the inspiring documentary film Proceed and Be Bold, about printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
- WATCH ART demonstrations on making books sponsored by Art Books Cleveland
- A book and paper fair sponsored by the Northern Ohio Bibliographic Society of Cleveland
- A “Warhol Mania” display of books on the famous pop artist, Andy Warhol, sponsored by The Cleveland Museum of Art
- Ongoing exhibits and lectures on at CPL, CMA, and other locations
- Bookmaking classes and demonstrations throughout the month
- Artists’ Show and Tell events in CPL’s Treasure Room
- Forums and presentations on rare books and book collecting.
Additional Octavofest participants include The Cleveland Artists Foundation, The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA), The Cuyahoga County Public Library, John Carroll University, the Northeast Ohio Bibliographic Society, Oberlin College, Rocky River Public Library, the Rowfant Club, and more. Octavofest is funded in part by a generous grant from the George Gund Foundation.
For more information contact Barbara Florjancic (firstname.lastname@example.org) 216-875-9734.