& ARTISTS' BOOKS
A SMALL FESTIVAL OF ARTISTS & ART BOOKS
BENEFITTING THE CHURCH'S FIRST PUBLICATION
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
SUNDAY, APRIL 16
Do you love art, books, and artists’ books? Come meet your favorite area artists live in person, snag a signed copy of acclaimed and rare artists’ books, and finish the day with readings – including Pulizer Prize winning critic Jerry Saltz!
Entry for the signing is free, book sales and event ticket proceeds will fund The Church’s first-ever exhibition catalogue for our 2023 summer exhibition. Hooray!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Browse the offerings of Canio’s Books and Black Cat Books, as well as enjoy live book signings and sales featuring John Alexander, Steve Miller, Bastienne Schmidt, Jeremy Dennis, Candace Hill, Louis Meisel, Susan Meisel, Lindsay Morris, among others. In addition, The Church has secured *limited quantities* of signed books by artists including Hank Willis Thomas, Glenn Ligon, David Salle, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Lisa Yuskavage, R. Crumb, William Eggleston, Ralph Gibson, Mary Ellen Bartley and many more! Come get these rare books while you can!
All the books for sale have been personally donated to The Church by the artist or their gallery. Thank you to all the generous artists for their support for our organization. Along with our own books, local booksellers Canio’s Books, and Black Cat Books on Shelter Island will have their own booths where they will sell signed and unsigned copies of various art books..
ARTISTS' BOOK SIGNING & SALE
COMES TO SAG HARBOR
Live Talk & Book Signing
Pulitzer Prize- winning art critic Jerry Saltz is coming to
The Church! Join as Saltz discusses his latest book Art is Life: Icons and Iconoclasts, Visionaries and Vigilantes, and Flashes of Hope in the Night. The event is a part of The Church’s Artists, Books and Artists Books, a “small festival of art and books,” and will feature a Q&A as well as a book signing.
Copies of the book, as well as his previous
New York Times bestseller How To Be an Artist,
will be available for sale.
Explore the book form as an artistic medium! Instructed by Samuel Havens, participants will be led through the ancient technique of stab binding. Often characterized by its geometric patterns and exposed spine, this traditional binding style originated in East Asia during the 1600s and was the primary method for most books created during the Edo Period in Japan. Its single-sheet structure offers the opportunity to combine pages of varying weight, size, texture, and material into a cohesive arrangement, making each turn of the page an exciting new experience.
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
BOOKS AS ART:
STAB STITCH BINDINGS
A READING WITH WRITER IN RESIDENCE DREW ZEIBA
Following the bookbinding workshop, our April artist-in-residence writer Drew Zeiba will read his work. Concluding the reading will be a Q&A with the writer and the audience.
Drew Zeiba writes fiction, criticism, and cultural journalism. His work has appeared recently in Fence, New York Magazine, PIN–UP, and Document Journal, among other publications, and in the monograph Steve Schapiro: Andy Warhol and Friends (Taschen).