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Family Day with Purgatory Pie Press: Magic Pictures, Magic Books

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American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square

New York, NY 10023

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Join us for an afternoon of bookmaking with Purgatory Pie Press! Participating families will make drawings and collages that transform to reveal secret hidden pictures through the magic of simple folding. They can stitch their finished pages into covers to build a book.

Esther K Smith is the author of How to Make Books, Making Books with Kids,(chosen for Bank St. Edu's Best Children's Books of the Year) and Specimens of CHROMATIC WOOD TYPE Borders &c as well as several other book arts books. Artistic Director of Purgatory Pie Press, one of the longest running artists' presses, she makes limited editions and artist books, collaborating with letterpress printer Dikko Faust and other artists and writers. These limited edition are in the permanent collections of MoMA, Cooper Hewitt, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Walker, National Gallery, V&A, Tate and many other public and private rare book libraries.


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