unnamed"By the Book": Wellesley Literary Circle, Wellesley Friends of Art, and the Young Alum Book Club

Please join the Wellesley Literary Circle, the Wellesley Friends of Art and the Young Alum Book Club on Sunday May 21 from 3-5 for a special reception "By the Book" at the Kaller Fine Arts Gallery in Tenleytown with owner Candace Kaller and artist Lisa Hill

"By the Book" is a visual encounter with a written art form under attack. Books have become the latest casualty in our culture’s war on words, on what words mean, and how we use and imbibe them to acquire knowledge.  The eight artists featured in KFA’s show use discarded books to create two- and three- dimensional art pieces whose unifying thread is an appreciation for the touch, smell, visual and intellectual heft of the printed word. 

All the works included in the show were selected both for their content and visual appeal. Their deceptively beautiful appearance is juxtaposed with an inherent nostalgia for lost information and a rapidly dwindling audience for words on paper.  In a time when the term “intellectual elites” seems to refer to anyone who reads and when the meaning of both truth and science is being questioned, these works are a reminder of the beauty, poignancy and importance of sharing knowledge through a timeless instrument: the book.

We will be joined by one of the artists, Lisa Hill. A picture of her work is attached. Propagation: Regeneration is Hill’s interpretation of that transformation and movement. Utilizing an outdated book about biological science, Hill reforms its pages into delicate and ethereal regenerating cellular forms. Similar to the microbial world the book references, this altering takes something dormant and headed toward eventual extinction and infuses it with new life.

Hill is a fine artist, graphic/interactive designer, and educator. She is the Assistant Dean for the Communication Design Program at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and has also taught at Johns Hopkins University and the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Her fine art work is represented nationally in many private collections and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She was awarded an honorary grant from the Arts Council of Montgomery County, Maryland. She received her B.A. in Fine Arts/Graphic Design from the University of Florida and her M.F.A. in Studio Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

Event costs: Free (please RSVP). You are welcome to bring partners and non-Wellesley friends

Registering for the Event: Please send an email to Connie Rhind Robey at c_rhind@yahoo.com so we know how many to expect.