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August 28 through October 17 | virtual tour only
The Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St., Decatur, Ga. 30030

The Book As Art v.8: Infinity, installed at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, provided virtual tours, artist talks, and more throughout its run.

This exhibition is brought to you by Decatur Arts Alliance, Georgia Center for the Book, the DeKalb Co. Public Library, DeKalb Library Foundation and Keep it Indie-catur.

Online Events

Artist-Made Videos

Sept. 1: Sarah Bryant
Radiant Republic 

Sept. 8: Sande Wascher-James
Use It! Or Lose It! 

Sept. 15: Dirk Hagner
Spring Swan

Sept. 22: Christian Burchard
Another Literary Dynasty

Sept. 29: Valerie Aranda

Oct. 6: Colleen Lawrence
Concrete Uncertainty

Oct. 13: Katie Delay
Midnight in the Garden of Evil

Oct. 20: Nicole Polonsky

Oct. 27: Debra Disman
Maximum Security, and Prairie

Artist Talks

Oct. 7
Artist Talk with Valerie Aranda and Clemente Orozco Farías

Oct. 14
Artist Talk with Stephanie Russ and Isabelle Fleurelien 

Oct. 21
Invited artist and Book As Art juror Joe Sanders interviews Peggy Johnston

Oct. 28
Artist Showcase and Discussion: Debra Disman, Christian Feneck, Julie Fordham, Nicole Polonsky, and Chris Revelle

Tour the Exhibit . . . Virtually

Watch it here.

More About The Book As Art

Held in the hand, a book can be a source of stability in unsettled times. Tactile and olfactory, the black and white pages conjure emotions and images that endure longer than flickering light on small screens. From tablet to folio, papyrus to scroll, song to psalm—all are created as a concept that becomes thought, becomes word, becomes book, becomes sculpture. These objects, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive. The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and are transfigurative.

They are expressive, expansive and iconic. They have become form, and are infinite.

The Book as Art v.8: Infinity is the eighth edition of this critically acclaimed artists book exhibition established by the Decatur Arts Alliance in 2013. Entries hail from across the United States and around the world, and from emerging artists as well as recognized masters in the genre. The Book as Art is pleased to present these examples from the finest in the field.


Bexx Caswell-Olson, Lowell, Massachusetts
Ann Kresge, Salem, Oregon,
Joe Sanders, Columbus, Georgia

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