volumes: women bound by art, an altered book exhibition opened at The Portfolio Art Gallery in Five Points, at 2007 Devine Street, Columbia, SC, 29205, on Thursday, September 20, 2012. The art exhibition includes a collection of 13 altered books created by 13 women artists: Eileen Blyth, Cynthia Colbert, Jessica Cruser, Janette Grassi, Doni Jordan, Susan Lenz, Susan Livingston, Yukiko Oka, Kay Reardon, Liisa Salosaari Jasinski, Virginia Scotchie, Lani Stringer and Laura Windham.
Conceived and curated by artists Susan Livingston and Doni Jordan, each artist was given a volume of an oversized trade journal (Thomas Register of American Manufacturers Products and Services), which was retrieved from the curb outside the Orangeburg County Library by fiber artist Susan Livingston. The artists, which include art professors, potters, fiber artists, graphic designers, illustrators, painters, photographers and mixed media artists, were given total creative freedom for the project.
The art exhibition will run through Thursday, October 18, 2012 at The Portfolio Art Gallery. The University of South Carolina Upstate Curtis R. Harley Gallery will host the exhibit during their 2013-14 exhibition season.