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Another Open Book in 2016

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We are excited to announce that in February 2016 the second iteration of AN OPEN BOOK will open The College of the Desert’s Marks Art Center in Palm Desert, CA!

Together with the Marks Center staff, and our aesthetic education partners at The McCallum Theatre, we are developing a program that follows the model we explored in Kalamazoo, catered to the possibilities and considerations of bringing this kind of project to the Palm Springs area. AN OPEN BOOK is an experiment, and with each version concepts are tested, and new ideas are generated. We are still finding out the value and impact of this project, so we’re grateful for another opportunity to watch it in action.

We look forward to sharing the process with you along the way! Many thanks for your interest and support.

Barbara and Sophia



The McCallum Theatre Aesthetic Education

The Marks Art Center


AN OPEN BOOK 2, Work by Barbara Ellmann
Sophia Marisa Lucas, Curator
February 4 – March 11, 2016


AN OPEN BOOK, the catolog—in a library near you!

Library-Books1 Pleased to announce that the exhibition catalog for AN OPEN BOOK, Work by Barbara Ellmann is now in the collections of the Morton R. Godine Library at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the Fleet Library at the Rhode Island School of Design. We’re so grateful that these institutions have added the catalog to their collections, and that it will be a resource for fine art and art education students alike. Check back for updates on additional libraries!

UPDATE: The catalog is also in the collection of the Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art

You can still access the catalog online, here. And it is available to purchase, here.