Book Artist to Present Exhibit, Workshop

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Brooklyn-based, internationally recognized artist Rory Golden will exhibit selections from his artist's books in Fairmont State's Brooks Gallery from April 4 through 15.

The exhibition, titled "Crying at the Moon," will include entire books, altered pages and wall pieces. The artist will lecture about his exhibition in the Brooks Gallery at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. He will also conduct a workshop on book arts on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Room 412 of Wallman Hall.

"Altered Pages," Golden's workshop, will teach participants to make compelling art from existing books and book pages. Golden will present the fundamentals of book making tools, materials and techniques to ensure that the participants will understand how to work with the structures of books, adhesives and paper before creating their own projects. The cost for attending the "Altered Pages" workshop is $30 for registration and $5 for materials.

Golden has a varied educational and artistic experience. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio; a Master of Humanities degree in Japanese religious folklore from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; and a Master of Fine Arts in book arts from The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He has taught widely and has presented numerous workshops across the country. He is the proprietor of the Palmpodoca Press in New York and was Executive Director of The Center for Book Arts in New York from 2000-2004.

Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For special viewing arrangements at other times, call Curator Marian J. Hollinger at (304) 367-4300 or e-mail her at