I mentioned that I attended the Book Arts Exhibition at the Glickman Family Library on Monday. The afternoon started with a lecture by Maine artist, printmaker and illustrator, Holly Berry. Her presentation was titled "Building Images: Narrative and Decorative". The exhibition reception followed. The books were all in glass display cases, but you still could get views of all the creative efforts. My photograph shows Elenka's finished work. She designed it as an illustrative look at Joyce Kilmer's poem "Trees", with actual branches reaching from her pages. Collages, sculptures, photographs, dioramas and actual book pages folded in intricate patterns were all a part of the show and on parade around the room. It was a fantastic 'take' on books! I've known about this book arts class for awhile. I've even thought about taking the class. Book building has always intrigued me. I must admit. The finished projects, held within these glass cases, were a bit intimidating. Even for me. I might try it though. *The postcard announcing this exhibit shows a pair of pink women's shoes constructed from the pages of a discarded book. Pretty cool design.