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IN-PERSON EVENT: Gallery Talk with Jennifer Pellecchia

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Registration is requested

Book with a marbled binding.Gallery Talk in 40 Years: Celebrating the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers

with Jennifer Pellecchia

Members: Free | Visitors: Free with admission

Join book artist and Boston Athenæum Proprietor Jennifer Pellecchia for a discussion of her binding of Josef Halfer's The Progress of the Marbling Art from Technical Scientific Principles, which represents a series of experiments combining traditional decorative techniques in non-traditional ways. She will talk about some of the processes that went into the design and execution of her binding, and share insights on the challenges of planning an exhibition during a pandemic.

White woman with red hair and tortoise shell glasses peers over a wooden book press.Jennifer Pellecchia is a 2019 graduate of the North Bennet Street School's bookbinding program. She also holds degrees in Creative Writing, English, and Literary and Cultural Studies. She is a Proprietor of the Boston Athenæum, and currently serves as Standards Chair for the Guild of Book Workers.

This gallery talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition 40 Years: Celebrating the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, on view at the Boston Athenæum through August 7, 2021.

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