Join us in celebrating our region's active artist's community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books. Join artists and book lovers to learn about our local rich resources and the exciting world of contemporary book and paper arts.
Below are this year's Octavofest events at Cleveland State University and the Michael Schwartz Library:
- WatchArt! with Art Books Cleveland Members
October 6, 2015, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Main Classroom, 1st floor lobby
Come meet, talk with, and watch the book artists of Art Books Cleveland (ABC) work on book projects.
- Paper Gardens
October 15, 2015, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Michael Schwartz Library, Rhodes Tower, 1st Floor east
Learn to create floral or sculptural art from recycled books. A limited number of books will be available for folding and participants are welcome to bring books to fold.
- Unfold Your Future: Careers in Book and Paper Arts
November 5, 2015, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Michael Schwartz Library
Hear from a panel of presenters about book and paper arts. Discover the career possibilities in hand-made paper, fine-art edition printmaking, paper conservation, and creating book art. This event is ideal for anyone interested in art, design, k-12 arts education, and creative careers. This is also a Common Reading Project event.