Arts & Events

Last Weekend for 'Sisters of Invention--45 Years of Book Art' Exhibition at the Center for the Book Featuring Three East Bay Women Artist-Designers

Ken Bullock
Friday January 08, 2016 - 02:06:00 PM

Three East Bay women artist-designers, longtime associates as artists and teachers, are featured in an exhibition closing this weekend at the San Francisco Center for the Book: Sas Colby of Berkeley, Betsy Davids (who teaches at California College of the Arts in Rockridge) and Jaime Robles of San Leandro (longtime contributor to the Planet) present a very dense show of books and ephemera, showing a remarkable range of invention indeed, including innovative techniques of bookmaking craft and combinations of literary and visual art that also document much of the experimentation and innovative styles of the past half century in this very contemporary art form. 

Through their own art and literary work, and their collaborations with prominent artists of the area and elsewhere--as well as with each other--this exhibition displays an impressive and enjoyable presentation of their valuable contribution to the arts scene as well as to this constantly unfolding craft and art. The Center has produced a fine illustrated catalogue of the exhibition, available on site. San Francisco Center of the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street at 17th Street, near Highway 101, San Francisco, open 7 days, 10 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. Exhibition closes January 10th. Exhibition space adjoins print & bindery operations, as well as arts and crafts studios, so visitors also see work in progress. (415) 565-0545,