The Thread that Binds—The 2011 Exhibition of Fine Bindings Presented by the Lone Star Chapter, Guild of Book Workers
In 2010, Lone Star Chapter member Pamela Leutz published The Thread That Binds: Interviews with Private Practice Bookbinders (Oak Knoll Press). To honor Ms. Leutz and her work, the Lone Star Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers invited its members to create fine bindings of this work for an exhibition. The result is an exciting array of 51 hand-crafted bindings that represent many artistic traditions, from historical to sculptural and everything in between. Coordinated by Exhibitions Committee co-chairs Esther Kibby and Jane Lenz Elder.
The Thread That Binds will open at the Degolyer Library on Friday, June 3, 2011, with a reception and remarks by the author. The exhibition will travel to the Museum of Printing History in Houston after its Dallas venue. The Houston venue will open with a reception on Thursday, September 29, 2011, and will be on exhibit to January 14, 2012.
The Lone Star Chapter has produced a handsome catalog that may be purchased through this site for $24.00, which includes shipping and handling. The catalog order form may be downloaded and printed from the Home page or for more information, please contact Catherine Burkhard at 214-363-7946 or Jane Elder at 214-768-7533.