Center for Book Arts to Host Virtual Reception for Three New Exhibitions

Credit: Samoel Gonzalez

Amina Ahmed's Untitled Sculpture will go on view at the Center for Book Arts.

Any reopening is cause for celebration, and on January 14 at 6:30pm, the Center for Book Arts is toasting three new exhibitions via a virtual forum. Held entirely online, the reception will feature exclusive walk-throughs and discussion by participating artists Amina Ahmed, Bahman Mohammadi, Masoumeh Mohtadi, Shirin Salehi, as well as curator Maryam Ghoreishi.  

Fittingly entitled Out of Sight, Beyond Touch, the show explores the responses elicited by two of our sensory faculties. The creations on display are intended to "reminds the visitor of the vital role of discovery and understanding that sight and touch play together in determining tactile sensations." A temptation, perhaps, for when we can finally leave the confines of our digital WFH lives and get up close and personal with these objects once again. 

In addition to the virtual walk-through, the CBA will be hosting a panel discussion with the artists and researchers, a master class with Shirin Salehi, and an interactive lecture with Amina Ahmed.

The exhibition runs through March 28, 2021. Click here to RSVP for the opening reception.

Additionally, the CBA made the leap to all online course offerings early in the pandemic and continues to offer a robust selection of pay-what-you-can courses related to the book arts—from Intro to Stab Binding to Handmade Rubber Stamps, the classes are a phenomenal way to shake off the winter blues.