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Laramie County Library book art exhibit focuses on “Habitat”

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Laramie County Library is proud to present its annual book art exhibit, which focuses on the theme of “Habitat.”

This year, work from artists in Wyoming, the U.S. and Wales will be on display on the first floor of the Laramie County Library from June 10 to Aug. 21. 

The curator, Mark E. Ritchie, explained in a statement on this exhibit that he paired together the “artists and writers based on the imagery, themes, and sensibilities I had experienced in their writing or artwork.”

Ritchie presented them with the theme of “Habitat,” asking them to explore this idea on simple single-page broadsides or folded folios.

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“Some works are literal and others metaphorical. Most ask viewers questions. A few works have classic illustration and text–block relationships while others challenge expectations of the relationship of words and images, use the folded page to communicate, and perhaps use another language — even sound,” Ritchie said.

Along with the exhibit itself, the library will be having a “Conversation with the Curator” event on July 6 at 6 p.m. in the library’s Willow Room.

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