Gwinnett Libraries to Host Altered Books Contest
Gwinnett County Public Library invites area artists to turn their old books into a work of art. Participants may submit an “Altered Book” entry to any of the county’s 15 branches throughout the month of April.
Free workshops to introduce altered book art techniques will be jointly sponsored by the library and the Hudgens, to be held at the Hudgens on Saturday, March 9th.
Two sessions will be offered, one for youth, (grades 6 through 12), from 10 am to 12 pm and one for adults, (ages 18 and up), from 1 pm to 3 pm. To reserve a seat in the workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by March 6th
Judging for the contest will take place in May, and select entries will be exhibited at the Hudgens Center for the Arts from June 8th through September 7th. The opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Friday, June 14th at 4 pm.
Last year the Altered Books Contest received over 40 entries, and the Gwinnett County Public Library’s partnership with the Hudgens Center for the Arts was awarded an Honorable Mention for Arts Partnership by Artworks! Gwinnett for their collaboration on the 2011 Altered Books contest and Pulp Fashion exhibit.