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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 is installed at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, and virtual tours, artist talks, and more will be provided throughout its run. Check out the catalog, and remember, these works are available for purchase. 

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

Subscribe to the Georgia Center for the Book’s YouTube channel for more close-up videos of the art as they are added during the exhibition’s run. All artist-made videos (above) premiere by 12:15 pm on their scheduled days. (Click on links above for a countdown and to watch the videos once they are live.)

Artist Talks

Live via Zoom at 7 pm on each date. Tickets are free; click each link to reserve yours at

Oct. 21: Artist Interview: Peggy Johnston 

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

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

Oct. 14
Artist Talk with Stephanie Russ and Isabelle Fleurelien 

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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