For more information call Peter Thomas at 475 1455.
Here is a note Linden McNeilly sent after the meeting we has last month to get this thing off the ground....
"I was thrilled to have attended a meeting of Santa Cruz’s book arts enthusiasts at the home of Peter and Donna Thomas on July 22, 2011. Old friends and new had gathered to meet and make plans to establish a formal Book Arts group to serve Santa Cruz County. Many of those who attended have known each other from previous groups such as the Printers' Chappel of Santa Cruz and Bay Area Book Arts. There were printers, papermakers, binders, illustrators, writers, and teachers of the book arts in attendance.
The hope expressed at this meeting was that forming a new group, provisionally called Book Arts Santa Cruz, would help spread knowledge of the joy of book arts throughout the county. This group would be a collective of artisans, teachers and lifetime learners in the book arts who would get together to share, learn from each other, offer classes and put on shows to inform the greater community about the fun and legacy of making beautiful books. It was proposed that the group would meeting once a month, at various members’ homes or studios, to share projects, insights and plan for the future. As a beginning book artist I felt welcome immediately and I am looking forward to learning more from this very hard working, experienced and talented group of artisans."