The exhibition, entitled "Related to the Book," opens to the public on First Friday, October 6 and will be on display through October 27. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursdays from 11 am to 6 pm; Fridays from 11 am to 7 pm; Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm; First Friday Events from 5 to 8 pm.
The exhibition showcases work by the Upper Chesapeake Book Arts Group which is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The group started in October of 2016 with an invitation to 6 artists and has grown to 14 members. The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and currently includes artists working in letterpress, calligraphy, bookmaking, and ceramics, along with painters and poets—people who are interested in various aspects of bookmaking.
Lead Graffiti will be introducing 4 new books : a collaborative book by Jill Cypher and Deborah Arnold entitled "Chesapeake Meander", a collaborative book by Ray Nichols and Martha Carothers entitled "Electric Fire from the Clouds," along with 2 other books from Jill and Ray.