beyond the bookends

beyond the bookends

beyond the bookends

Sharon Reay

West Vancouver Memorial Library

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10a - 5:30p

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1950 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J8

This display features three sets of ceramic bookends with characters emerging from the books. They are from a set of six, originally created by artist Sharon Reay, for a solo exhibition, held in 2007 at the Craft House Gallery on Granville Island (now the Craft Council of BC Shop and Gallery).

The bookends were created to pay tribute to some of the book illustrators from children’s literature and to emphasize the importance of reading to children. The staff of the West Vancouver Memorial Library have done a remarkable job through their graphics, in capturing the spirit in which the works were made. The exhibition is on display there until April 27th. For those interested, who may find it difficult to visit the library in person at this time, can see photos currently posted by the library online.