June 2014



Imagining Landscapes
Imagining Landscapes by Cecilia S. Chewning

Bookworks XV, the annual Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS) exhibit showcasing one-of-a-kind, handmade books, will be on view in the Main Library’s Atrium from June 10 to September 7. A nonprofit organization, CBAS is comprised of professionals and amateurs in the book arts, including paper makers, book binders, printers, and artists. The artist’s contributions range from conceptually playful books that incorporate mixed media to books composed of found objects or crafted from handmade paper.

Artist Walk-Throughs and Demo

To learn more about the pieces in the exhibit and the artists who created them, please join Cincinnati Books Arts Society artists for a special guided tour on:

  • Sunday, June 22, 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 3, 2 p.m.

There will also be a hands-on bookmaking demonstration on Sunday, July 27 at 2 p.m.

Creative Expression: Artists Works

The exhibit features selections from artist books in the Loeb Collection. Eda Kuhn Loeb was born in Cincinnati in 1867, one of 10 children of Samuel and Rebecca (Wise) Kuhn. Shortly after she married Morris Loeb in 1895, they moved to New York City. She died in New York in 1951. In her will she gave a bequest of $50,000 to the Library.

In 1958, the head of the Library’s Art & Music Department, Alice S. Plaut, traveled to London, Rome, Geneva and Paris to select materials for the collection, which will be on display in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room until August 24.

Windows by Edward Hutchins

The Keith Kuhn Memorial Artists’ Book Exhibit

In conjunction with the Cincinnati Book Arts Society’s Bookworks exhibit, the Keith Kuhn Memorial Exhibit features a display of artists' books from the Library's permanent collection. The exhibit is in memory of former Library Services Director Keith Kuhn, a passionate advocate of artists' books whose leadership expanded the Library's collection. It will be on view in the Main Library 2nd and 3rd floor elevator display cases from June 10 to September 7. Many of the books are hand-made, unique objects from well-known international, national, and local artists.

For additional information about any of the exhibits listed please call our Programs & Exhibits Coordinator at 513-369-6944.