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Tiny tomes

Big ideas don't have to come in big packages.

That's part of the idea behind "Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books," an exhibition of small, handcrafted books by artists and artisans from around the world, one of two exhibitions now on view in the Western New York Book Arts Center (468 Washington St.). The traveling show, curated by University of Akron printmaking professor Hui-Chu Ying and coordinated by a host of designers and artists from around the world, features a range of creative book projects. These include the origamilike formation of Mumbai, India-based artist Oli Ghosh, the filmlike book spool of Pakistan-based Rabeya Jalil, the star-shaped foldout by American artist Candace Nicol and a wood-and-wax-paper construction by North Carolina's Erin M. Paroubek. That show runs through Feb. 19.

Opening today in the Book Arts Center is "Remembrances," a three-person exhibition featuring work by Amanda Maciuba, Sandra C. Fernandez and Francisco Amaya intended to evoke "a sense of memory, nostalgia, loss and redemption."

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-- Colin Dabkowski

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