The Reading Room at Miami-Dade Public Library

Mar 12th, 2010. 12:00 p.m.

altThe Miami-Dade Public Library is presenting The Reading Room, a Temporary Space for Artists’ Books, Publications and Multiples. This month’s event will feature John Bailly, Gary L. Moore, Phaedra Robinson and Michelle Weinberg.

On the second Friday of each month, a secret room in the Children’s Room at the Main Library becomes The Reading Room. In this cozy space, visitors can stop by any time between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. to get up close and personal with selections from the Library’s collection of artists’ books, publications and multiples. Experience these objects without having to look at them through a display case, engage in conversation over coffee and cookies, and see living-room style screenings of video and new media art.

This installment of the Reading Room features two themes. One is artists who make or keep books as part of their art making process: to generate ideas, explore imagery or materials, or document projects. The other is Gary L. Moore’s turn as artist-as-researcher-as-curator for his project in Main Library’s second floor exhibition space, Gullah Geechee and the 7 Dreams. John Bailly, Michelle Weinberg, and Phaedra Robinson – whose large mural piece, The White Dragon, is now up at Main Library – will be on hand to share their own artists’ “process books.” Gary L. Moore will talk about curating through the lens of an artist. He’ll also share his own curated iTunes playlist.

Miami-Dade Public Library System
101 West Flagler
Miami FL 33130

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