With funding support by Ohio Humanities, the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County is hosting the 8th annual Octavofest, a celebration of the craftsmanship of bookmaking and the paper arts. The celebration also includes highlighting the region’s own library and museum collections of fine and rare books.
Sat. Oct. 15, from 1-2:30 p.m. Laura Martin, PhD, and Bette Bonder, PhD, will lead the workshop WatchArt! A Demonstration & Exhibit of Children’s Handmade Books at the Sterling Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. The workshop will feature a discussion and demonstrations of contemporary practices to create a handmade book. The workshop is designed for library patrons of all ages of Cleveland’s Central Promise neighborhood.
Martin is a retired Cleveland State University administrator. She has an extensive background in language, health sciences and anthropology. Martin is currently a practicing book artist and education consultant. Bonder is a professor of psychology at Cleveland State University.
Additional Free Octavofest Events Sponsored by Ohio Humanities
■ Thurs. Oct. 20 from 1:30-3 p.m. | A Book Museum for the Modern World
■ Sat. Oct. 22 from 1-3 p.m. | Scholars and Socialists: Four Centuries of Collecting for Museum Meermanno
■ Tue. Oct. 25, from 12:10-1:30 p.m. | The Bookworm, the Eaglestone and the Esquire, How an Eccentric Collector’s House Grew into a National Book Museum
Octavofest 2016 has additional events; however, they may require an admission fee. Click Here for an Octavofest tri-fold brochure.