Events | March 13, 2013

“To Preserve & Protect” at Booklyn


March 16 - April 28, 2013

OPENING March 16, 2013. 7 - 10PM

Featuring artwork by:

Elana Adler

Jon Bocksel

Candace Hicks

Jason Kachadourian

Adams Puryear

In an age of technological revolution, many trades, crafts, and once hand-worked skills are increasingly diminishing with advancing computer technology, as we have seen in the past with the industrial revolution and the advent of mechanical production.

To Preserve and Protect is a group exhibition featuring five artists who incorporate different time-honored trades and materials into their work, reviving these processes through contemporary art. This exhibition will feature ceramics and plaster works, sign-painting and hand-lettering, wood-whittling, concrete casting, needlepoint and embroidery. While these techniques can be replaced by more convenient mechanic methods these artists prefer to sustain the craftsmanship and the mastery of skilled-hand production.

Although these techniques are historically revered as trades and reserved for commercial purposes or crafts, the exhibiting artists are creating new potential incorporating these materials into painting, sculpture, and book arts, challenging their traditional execution. 

To Preserve and Protect is the fifteenth in a series of group exhibitions dedicated to providing self-publishing artists, who generally share their work through printed matter and other ephemeral media, with a platform for exhibition, experimentation and exploration outside of the printed format. Curated by Aimee Lusty.


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To Preserve and Protect is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Govenor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  



Artist Jon Bocksel will lead a free three-hour workshop in hand-lettering and sign painting on April 20, 2013. The workshop will include a presentation of the history of sign-painting, a painting demonstration, and a final project using the learnt techniques.  


Workshop located at Booklyn Artists Alliance: 37 Greenpoint Avenue, 4FL, Brooklyn.

Please RSVP to, 10 seats available. 


37 Greenpoint Avenue 4FL 

Brooklyn, NY 11222 



Gallery open Thursday - Tuesday, 12 - 5pm & by appointment.