SOURCE: San Francisco Center for the Book

August 21, 2006 13:13 ET

San Francisco Center for the Book Hosts Third Annual Block Party, Roadworks: Steamroller Prints

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 21, 2006 -- The San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB) hosts its third annual block party, Roadworks: Steamroller Prints on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at DeHaro between 16th and 17th Streets, 10:00am-4:00pm. This free event brings local artists and the community together to create unique large linocut prints that are inked and pressed by a two ton steamroller. The original prints will be auctioned at the Center's 10th Anniversary dinner on Friday, September 29th at Bistro 300.

Roadworks: Steamroller Prints will bring together 10 local community artists who will create original linocut prints to be pressed by the steamroller. Artists include: Katherine Case, Daniel Gonzalez, Art Hazelwood, John Hersey, Hung Liu, Rik Olson, Endi Poskovic, Sonia Romero, Bill Russell, Ward Schumaker and Seiki Tachibana.

The fun-filled day includes music by the Burning Band, straight from Burning Man, book art activities for all ages and booths featuring handcrafted book arts.

"We are thrilled to be hosting our third annual block party fundraiser," said Kathy Barr, executive director of SFCB. "It is amazing to see the community pull together to help preserve the book arts. Our Center is unique in providing a place for diverse artists to express themselves through the book arts."

Admission:

Block Party: 10am-4pm - Free
10th Anniversary Dinner/Auction: 6:30-9:30pm - $75
To order tickets, please RSVP Kathy Barr at the San Francisco Center for
the Book.
(415) 565-0545
About San Francisco Center for the Book

The San Francisco Center for the Book is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring and encouraging contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object, as well as preserving the traditional art of book-making. The center provides both a home for Bay Area book artists and a place where the wider community can discover book arts. Our scores of workshops foster learning at all levels: from introductory classes to year-long courses, from traditional bookbinding to cutting-edge printing techniques to experimental book art forms. In addition, the center's youth program provides a forum for artistic expression and discovery of emerging literacy among the young. Plus, there's always an exhibition up at the Center, designed to inform and delight visitors. Free public programs abound, too, from poetry readings, to book signings to gallery talks. For a calendar of events, visit our Website www.sfcb.org.

The San Francisco Center for the Book is a 501(C)3 nonprofit educational organization that depends on the involvement and generosity of individuals and on contributions from foundations and government agencies including the National Endowment for the Arts to provide many of its education initiatives, public events and book-arts programming.

Contact Information

  • Contact(s):

    Kathy Barr
    (415) 565-0545 ext. 13

    Riki Gibson
    (503) 957-6463