POP! tHE ARTHUR J. WILLIAMS POP-UP COLLECTION
POP! Moveable Books from the Arthur J. Williams Pop-Up Collection April 12 through August 12, 2012 Jaffe Center for Book Arts and throughout FAU's Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton Campus.
Whether you call them Pop-Up Books or Moveable Books, there's no doubt that books with elements that pop up, slide, twirl and change before your eyes are just plain fun. And fun is the general idea behind this great collection of books recently given to FAU Libraries by Arthur J. Williams.
The Arthur J. Williams Pop-Up Collection is comprised of 425 pop-up and moveable books, and the collection has found a perfect home at FAU Libraries' Jaffe Center for Book Arts, where it is permanently housed, enabling students and researchers an opportunity to study the mechanics of pop-ups. More importantly, the collection offers a chance to explore books that are just plain fun.
The exhibition will feature as many books from the collection as we can possibly fit into our cases. from. Related programs include paper engineering workshops with book artists Shawn Sheehy, Carol Barton and Colette Fu, as well as a gallery talk by paper engineer Matthew Reinhart, one of the most prolific artists currently working in the moveable book field. We're also screening a film that probably would have made an excellent pop-up book: "Pee Wee's Big Adventure." We're serious about the "fun" part.
Tuesday April 17 6 to 8 PM See the exhibition, sip soda pop, chomp popcorn and meet POP! collector Arthur J. Williams. At 7 PM, gallery talk with leading paper engineer Matthew Reinhart.
GALLERY TALK: Matthew Reinhart
Tuesday April 17 at 7 PM in the Jaffe Book Arts Gallery Reinhart's amazing pop-up books include "The Pop Up Book of Phobias" and "Star Wars: Pop Up Guide to the Galaxy," which we show often here at JCBA (it's the book with the pop-up light-up light sabers). Reinhart's collaborations include the "Encylcopedia Prehistorica" series with Robert Sabuda, "Brava Strega Nona" with Tomie DePaola and "Mommy?" with Maurice Sendack.
HOURS and PARKING
The exhibition may be viewed anytime during regular library hours: Sunday noon to midnight, Monday to Thursday 8 AM to midnight, Friday 8 AM to 6 PM, Saturday noon to 6 PM. A small portion of the exhibition is located in the Book Arts Gallery at JCBA; posted hours for this part of the show are Monday to Friday 10 AM to 4 PM. Visitors may park in metered parking in the library parking lot.
Parking for the Opening Reception and Gallery Talk:
We have made special arrangements for free parking in the library parking lot as well as the parking garage just west of the library and along Volusia Street. You must still pay for parking if you park in a metered space in the library lot, though. Parking meters are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week at FAU. Metered spaces are the ones that have numbers posted on small round signs at the head of the space.