Mary Howe at Book Arts Summer In Salem

July 6, 2011

Lao Butterflies by Mary Howe
Book Arts Summer In Salem will be welcoming Mary Howe  this coming weekend.   We will be graced by an exhibition of Howe’s work, which opens on Saturday July 9, 3 -5 PM, as well two workshops on July 9 and July 10, both at North Main Gallery here in Salem, New York.
 
Lao Butterflies by Mary Howe
 
I haven’t met Mary Howe, nor have I yet seen her actual book arts pieces, but everyone I know who is familiar with her work speaks so highly of the work that I looking forward to seeing a show of these works. Her background in printmaking, textile design and book arts inform her work.
 
Valentine Bracelet by Mary Howe

Valentine Bracelet by Mary Howe

 
From what I understand,  Howe’s work is full of exploration and mystery. Each piece goes through a metamorphisis as the inside is previewed …
Valentine Bracelet by Mary Howe

Valentine Bracelet by Mary Howe

…her attention to color, form and detail is hinted at….
 
Valentine Bracelet by Mary Howe

Valentine Bracelet by Mary Howe

…then is fully revealed.  
 
Saturday and Sunday morning Mary Howe will be offering workshops. Saturday’s workshop will teach Paste Papers.
A Paste Paper by Mary Howe

A Paste Paper by Mary Howe

This is a workshop that I am definitely signing up for. Paste Papers have a special place in my heart, and it’s always a treat to be able to experience someone else’s way of doing something that  I already love.

Paste Papers by Mary Howe
Paste Papers by Mary Howe

 Sunday morning’s  workshop will be about using paste papers to make containers for …. whatever!  If I have the opportunity  to learn how  to make containers for artwork in a  three-hour workshop five minutes from my house,  there is certainly no way that I will miss it.

By Mary Howe

If you are interested in attending either or both of these workshops contact the North Main Gallery at 518-854-Three -Four- Zero- Six.  And here’s the announcement postcard for all the Book Arts In Summer in Salem events.

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