OCAC Instructors and Students Exhibit in The Secret Society of Book Artists Show

July 6, 2017

The Secret Society of Book Artists is going public with a month-long exhibit of their works entitled Mood Indigo. OCAC Instructor and Book Artist Marilyn Zornado, OCAC Instructor and Fiber Artist Judilee Fitzhugh, and students from Zornado's OCAC Studio School class will be exhibiting their work at 12x16 Gallery in Sellwood. 

Blue language, blue laws, blue moons, blue seas: The Secret Society of Book Artists will be holding a month-long exhibition on the theme “Mood Indigo”, featuring works incorporating shades of blue and surface design. The self-proclaimed secret society emerges from the shadows to share the work they created over the past several years featuring the color blue with a focus on indigo dyed cloth and paper. Including traditional books and boxes, the members of the group also created calligraphy pieces, mobiles, embroidery, hand-made clothing and pink pussy-hat-wearing dolls.

Politically outspoken, the members followed a sub-theme of 'Resist' referring to both a dyeing technique and feminist political action. Together they created a group collaborative piece formed from fourteen separate 12 x 16 rectangles which will be sold, with proceeds going to Immigration and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO).

The exhibition opens on Friday, July 7 at 6:00pm and continues through July 30. An artist talk moderated by Marilyn Zornado will take place on July 9 at 2:00pm, and will be followed by Judilee Fitzhugh speaking on indigo dyeing and giving a indigo dyeing demonstration.