Exhibit | September 21, 2016

"It's Alive!" Exhibition at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

From works inspired by campy B movies to those addressing contemporary psychological fear, It’s Alive! explores the many approaches that book, paper, and print artists use to express horror. Works include: artists’ book in their many derivations; visual narratives; installations; traditional and digital printmaking and other works on paper; sculptural book works; independent publications; mixed media; assemblage; and interactive art.

This exhibition is presented as part of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This global celebration encompasses a wide variety of public programs, exhibits, art projects, and learning opportunities exploring the novel’s colossal scientific, artistic, cultural and social impacts.

It’s Alive! will be on display in MCBA’s Main Gallery through October 31, 2016. The show will conclude with a Frankenstein Read-a-Thon at 6pm to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as community members read chapters aloud throughout the evening.

MCBA's Main Gallery

On display through October 31, 2016

Free and open to the public


About Minnesota Center for Book Arts

A respected and dedicated champion of the field, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is the largest and most comprehensive center of its kind. We celebrate the book as a vibrant contemporary art form that takes many shapes. Our mission is clear: to lead the advancement of the book as an evolving art form.

MCBA is committed to book art, artists and appreciators. Our mission is achieved through quality programs that support a broad continuum of creators, learners and admirers. We lead the field by promoting innovation, sustaining traditions, educating new enthusiasts, inspiring creative expression and honoring artistic excellence. From the traditional crafts of papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding to new methods of art-making and communication, MCBA supports the limitless creative development of book arts.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts at Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave S, First Floor, Minneapolis MN 55415

Phone 612.215.2520 . Fax 612.215.2545 . mcba@mnbookarts.org