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Thursday Artist Talk: Elizabeth Carefoot, "The Art of the Altered Book"

Elizabeth Carefoot and her example of an altered book,

Thursday Artist Talk: Elizabeth Carefoot, "The Art of the Altered Book"

Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time:
April 5, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM






Presented by:

Surrey Art Gallery Association

2018-04-05 19:30:00 2018-04-05 21:00:00 America/Vancouver Thursday Artist Talk: Elizabeth Carefoot, "The Art of the Altered Book" Learn how about making an old or unwanted book into a work of visual art! Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

That old or unwanted book lying around could become your next art project.

Join visual artist Elizabeth Carefoot for an illustrated talk on the why and how of altering books to give them a different form, appearance, and meaning. After viewing samples, you may want to start your own project!

An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form. It can involve simple alteration like drawing or gluing objects on the page to complex book manipulation that creates sculptures or pop-up pieces. Hardcover books with bindings that can be easily removed are the best candidates. Carefoot says, “One of the best things about altered books is that you can apply any technique you already know from other creative endeavours to your book.” She’ll also provide a handout with detailed instructions for anyone wanting to start their own altered book project.

There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9pm. Refreshments are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.

About the Artist

Elizabeth Carefoot is a Surrey-based artist who loves to play in all sorts of mediums. Her diverse arts background includes belly dancing and working at SFU in graphic production. For her many contributions to her community, including setting up bursaries for emerging artists, she was named a Surrey Civic Treasure in 2014.

About Surrey Art Gallery Association

Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art, and be part of a community that actively supports Surrey Art Gallery.