Book sculptures at the Sonoma Valley library

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Local artist Emily Marks will exhibit her book sculptures at the Sonoma Valley Library during the month of December as a part of the library’s 2018 artist series.

A reception featuring Marks will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. Her work will be displayed in the library’s forum room, open for viewing throughout the month of December.

Marks makes altered books, art works that derive from previously published materials. In 2015, she exhibited altered book sculptures based on many classics in the Western literary canon at the Sonoma Community Center.

For the library show, she has printed 13-inch by 19-inch photos of her constructions that will hang on the walls of the exhibition space. Each will be annotated with descriptions of how she made the sculptures and what is the relationship to the content of the literary works.

There will some touchable samples of altered books, too.

The library is open Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The library is located at 755 W. Napa St., Sonoma.

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