Book Launch and Exhibition
February 3 – March 10, 2012
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a few days early this year by attending the book launch for Dark River of Stars at 23 Sandy Gallery. A completely hand-made artists’ book in a limited edition of 50 copies, Dark River of Stars is the collaboration of three Northwest artists: Oregon Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen; printmaker, Barbara Mason; and bookbinder, Laurie Weiss. Poems collected in this volume were gifts the poet sent out individually each Valentine’s Day to friends and family over a period of nine years. The book’s title is taken from a line in one of the poems; it’s a metaphor for a signature, for the uniqueness of each human sensibility.