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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Closing Reception for X Libris

ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Closing Reception for X Libris

X Libris
Curated by MicroClimate Collective: Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil, and Guest Curator Sarah Ratchye

Happy Hour/Closing Reception: Friday, November 30th, 2012, 5-8pm

Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $2-$20

Featuring live readings and an interactive book making project with Center For the Book! (www.sfcb.org)

Readers:
Kiala Givehand
Wendy Kramer
Bonnie Kwong
Myron Michael
Brian George Vifian
*Special poetry reading of the collaborative sculpture "Biblio Babel" by Yulia Pinkusevich & Glenna Cole Allee

X Libris is an exhibition exploring the book as a mode of communication in flux. As we transition from the printed page to digital communication, our relationship to print changes as we enter the literary realm of binary code and multi-directional referencing and browsing. Once valued as a solitary activity requiring deep concentration, perusing written language is incrementally measured, and our attention fragmented. X Libris explores the book as a vulnerable, ephemeral, morphing form, in this time of accelerated transition to digital communication and "real-time."

Artists:
Alexis Arnold
Lauren Bartone
Julia Bradshaw
Laura Chenault
Sarah Christianson
Christine Elfman
Emily Eiffler
Julia Goodman
Matt Gualco
Samuel Levi Jones
Kate Jordahl with Don Drake
Pantea Karimi
Michael Kerbow
Wendy Kramer
Steven Vasquez Lopez
Klea McKenna
Camilla Newhagen
Yulia Pinkusevich with Glenna Cole Allee
Maria Porges
Megan Prelinger
Leah Rosenberg
Brian Taylor
Nanette Wylde
Jody Zellen

Support for MicroClimate Collective and the publication accompanying the exhibition X Libris is provided by Southern

ABOUT ROOT DIVISION:
Root Division is an arts & arts education non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts / ArtWorks, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission / Cultural Equity Grants, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, Art4Moore, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.

For further information regarding events and/or press materials, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Cancelmo at 415.863.7668 or events@rootdivision.org.

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