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BookOpolis began in 2004 as the inaugural event for Asheville BookWorks. BookOpolis has become our signature annual event showcasing a weekend of Book Arts. The first year, BookOpolis exhibited 60 entries and the next year it rose to 80 then in 2009, we received over 140 entries. Artists' Books and Prints arrive for BookOpolis from all across the United States and beyond, we've exhibited books from Canada, England, Mexico and Australia.
During the weekend, BookWorks hosts an 'open house' for people to view the BookOpolis exhibit, talk with artists, watch demonstrations, participate in cranking the letterpress or learn a simple binding technique. BookOpolis has introduced Book Arts, Letterpress and Print to many people who never knew.
Artists send their BEST work to BookOpolis, work that best integrates Concept and Craft; merging Content and Ideas with Creative Use of Materials, Inventive Construction and Technique.Read the full article