SALISBURY, MD---Who says books have to be book-shaped?
Not the Salisbury Book Artists, a collective that uses non-traditional materials and media to create books of various shapes, sizes and designs. Their works are on display August 25-September 29 in Salisbury University’s Atrium Gallery in the Guerrieri University Center. A meet-the-artists reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 27.
Members of the organization include local artists Lisa Fritts, Martha Graham, Barbara Israel, Bonnie Lavish, Victoria Noonan, Barbara Schultz and Clytie Whitson Taylor. They see their creations as “green” art, often made from recycled items. Media used include found objects, fabric, ribbons, memorabilia and even old books.
The art form is derived from ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets and papyrus and has seen a revival in the past decade. It is now taught at many universities across the United States, including SU.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-2547 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.