Ready to Fold: Artist Books By Michael Poster and Melissa Whalen Haertsch Opens November 28, 2008 | 09/19/08

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From the Press Release:

Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books To Host An Exhibit of Artist Books
by Michael Poster & Melissa Whalen Haertsch

MONTROSE, PA - Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books will exhibit a new series of artist books called "Ready to Fold: Artist Books By Michael Poster and Melissa Whalen Haertsch" from November 28 through December 28 at the gallery, 42 Church Street, Montrose, PA. An opening reception will be held Friday November 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. Ms. Whalen Haertsch will present a public reading of work from the exhibit on Sunday November 30 at 1:30 p.m.

The limited edition books in the "Ready to Fold" series were created by hand by Michael Poster, using his own photographs and archival photos from the Library of Congress and elsewhere. Most books also feature poetry or prose by Melissa Whalen Haertsch. The subject matter of the books varies from contemporary New York to nineteenth century Russia to the timelessness of the garden. Each book will be available in a limited edition of ten copies, bound by hand by Ivana Pavelka of Factoryville, PA.

Michael Poster's photographs have been exhibited previously at the Butternut Gallery, as well as at Camerawork, Marquis Gallery and the Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University, where his exhibit "Sweetheart Like You" was held over by popular acclaim in May 2008. Melissa Whalen Haertsch was Poet in Residence at Salt Springs State Park and curator of "Trees" and "Music," two collaborative exhibits of writers and artists at the Butternut Gallery.

The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books is located at 42 Church Street, Montrose, PA. In November and December, gallery hours will be Wednesday to Saturday 11 to 5, and Sunday 12 to 4. On December 24, the gallery and book store close at 3 p.m. Contact the gallery at 570-278-4011.

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