The Gelbke Art Gallery will present an exhibition titled “Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books II” (MIMB II), which will feature a variety of artist books produced by artists from around the world. The exhibition will be on display from Feb. 1-25 at the Gelbke Fine Arts Center, 12000 Winrock Road. An opening reception with refreshments on Friday, Feb. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Organized by Hui-Chu Ying, professor of art at the University of Akron, the MIMB II is a curated collection of small artist books produced by artists from India, Pakistan, Germany, China, Japan, Canada and Spain, as well as locally. MIMB II is an educational and collaborative project aimed at encouraging artists to produce books that can be shared readily, and then distributing them to as wide an audience as possible. The exhibition features small-sized “object-books” that expand the traditional definition of a book beyond merely a carrier of text, to an object that functions as three-dimensional sculpture.
For additional information, please call the Hiram College Art Department at 330-569-5304. The Art Gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.