Last Sunday Mary, Manu and I attended the pre-opening of the brand new Aga Khan Museum in Don Mills. Devoted to historical and contemporary Islamic Art, the museum has extraordinary exhibition space and was showing some of its best stuff. There was everything from an enormous 15th C. carpet to a miniature book about 3" tall. I had been working on producing one of the exhibits for the opening, a series of flip books by Pakistani artist Bani Abidi and gladly accepted their invitation to the "soft" opening. The final preparations were still being completed- no labels yet on the exhibits, pieces of masking tape indicating the positions of as yet uninstalled work-but that took nothing away from the experience of this beautiful building. We wandered around for an hour or so, missed the tour of the glass roofed mosque as I had to get to work and finish the flip books!- and left altogether impressed. Definitely worth a look.
born 1951 in Edmonton AB. grew up in Windsor ON, MA from U of Windsor in Romance Linguistics, Studied bookbinding with Beatrice Stock, Seamas McClafferty and Betsy Palmer Eldridge in Toronto. Binding since age 11 when I rebound my Bantam paperback copies of all the Horatio Hornblower novels in some blue raincoat fabric that my sister had left over from a Home Ec. project. I still have them and they keep me humble. Binding professionally since 1980.