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Posted on: September 3, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Canton's Village Theater To Feature "Collective Reading: Works on Paper & Beyond" Exhibit

Canton's Village Theater To Feature "Collective Reading: Works on Paper & Beyond" Exhibit

Canton, MI – May 6, 2014 - The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is currently exhibiting a new display, entitled "Collective Reading: Works on Paper & Beyond," which will run now May 30, 2014 in the Gallery@VT. A wide selection of quality book and paper art created by nine artists, several established and some emerging, will be on display for all ages to enjoy.

In this digital age of electronic media, these exhibiting artists have found inspiration in exploring the myriad of possible materials to use in their creations which are common, yet uncommon; simple, yet sophisticated; sometimes raw, but always transformative.

For the book artists in the show, the interpretation goes beyond the three dimensional structure. The reading has layers, both physical and conceptual, engaging the audience in a dialogue. Some of the pieces on display will be recognizable as books, others less so.

The term 'artist's book' gives rise to much discussion (and irresolution) among book artists. In addition, the point has been made that the term should come with a warning label. The instant one uses it, one must then be ready to define it and defend the definition! There will probably never be a determination of a definition that everyone agrees on, but we think book inspired art' might be a good place to begin.

Artists included in this show: Sandra Abbo, Barbara Brown, Cecilia Escobar, Norma Penchansky-Glasser, Peter Hosfeld, Alvey Jones, Ann Pearlman, Jack Summers, and Ted Ramsay.

Explore the often whimsical, sometimes serious world of book and paper arts through May 30 at the Gallery@VT. This special exhibit is free and open to the public: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; during public performances at the theater; and by appointment by calling 734/394-5300. The Gallery@VT is closed on holidays.

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups. For more information about this latest exhibition, please call 734/394-5300 or visit

Media Contact: Jennifer Tobin, Canton Arts Coordinator - 734/394-5484.

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