Melissa Potter & Miriam Schaer in Embraced: The International Community Opening in July at Center for Book Arts


“My Hands of Egypt” by Miriam Schaer. Made from Egyptian newspapers sewn on cords with thread from the markets.

Book & Paper faculty members Melissa Potter and Miriam Schaer are both showing work in the Embraced: The International Community (July 8 – September 19, 2015) exhibition, which examines the influence the Center for Book Arts in New York City has had on the international book arts scene as well as the international artists who have come to the Center to study, exhibit, or teach. This is the fourth and final exhibition of the Center’s 40th anniversary year-long celebration, each of which featured and documented a particular program.

Artists included are: Biruta Auna, Robert Bringhurst, Inge Bruggeman, Ken Campbell, Ulises Carrión, Ana Cordeiro, Béatrice Coron, Steven Daiber, Helen Douglas & Telfer Stokes, Gavin Dovey, Colette Fu, Michael Gibbs, Takuji Hamanaka, Barbara Henry, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Kumi Korf, Hedi Kyle, Catarina Leitão, Ligorano/Reese with Daniel Kelm, Margarita Lypiridou, Mikhail Magaril with Ivan Lebedev, Franco Marinai, Russell Maret, Barbara Mauriello, Clifton Meador, Bernard Middleton, Susan Mills, Jánis Nedéla, Asuka Ohsawa, Zahra Partovi, Werner Pfeiffer, Tom Phillips, Lise Poirier, Melissa Potter, John Randle, John Ross, Miriam Schaer, Gaylord Schanilec, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Alexandra Soteriou, Sylvia de Swaan, and Sam Winston.