Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Library Kiosk

This month the Humboldt County Library kiosk features books made by Shereen LaPlantz, a Humboldt County artist who was instrumental in the founding of the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild in 1995. Shereen became internationally known for her work as a book artist, author, and educator. She founded the magazine Tabellae Ansata which later became known as Bound & Lettered; authored Innovative Bookbinding: Secret Compartments & Hidden Messagesand is widely recognized for her seminal publications, Cover to Cover: Creative Techniques for Making Beautiful Books, Journals, & Albums, and The Art & Craft of Handmade Books. Both books are available in the NORBAG library and at the Humboldt County library in the 686.3 non-fiction section. 

Throughout her extensive career Shereen taught numerous workshops associated with the art of the book.  She exhibited her work throughout the United States, and Canada. Shereen made her McKinleyville home into a studio promoting book arts. Sadly Shereen was diagnosed with breast cancer and succumbed to the disease in 2003. Shereen's husband, David LaPlantz, authored a wonderful article about Shereen in the Volume 13, Number 3 issue of Bound & Lettered which came out in June 2016.






Books authored by Shereen








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