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October 21 @ 3:00 pm
Bespoke Bal Harbour with Bookmaker Tom Virgin
Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops and ACCESS present…
An Afternoon with
Artist Tom Virgin
as a part of
BESPOKE BAL HARBOUR
Thursday, October 21, 3 pm
at Books & Books at Bal Harbour Shops
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About the Event:
Learn the art of the Cronin Fold!
Join Tom Virgin as he guides you through the magic of bookmaking. Learn the technique of creating a Magic Book or Cronin Fold and take a look at Virgin’s handcrafted products as you build your own.
About the Artist:
TOM VIRGIN is a Miami based artist making letterpress prints, artists books, and public art. Founder of Extra Virgin Press, Virgin’s first fine press edition, Conversation Too, was published in 2014, with the support of the Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Fellowship at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Virgin moved to South Florida in 1974, completed a BFA in Painting and Printmaking at Florida Atlantic University, and earned a MFA in Printmaking at the University of Miami. From 1995-2020, Virgin taught in Miami-Dade Public Schools.
His work examines artist’s residencies, public schools, National Parks, his home states (Michigan, Florida), and relationships formed in collaborations through interdisciplinary projects. Virgin’s work includes work with both writers and artists: Including Miami 100’s, Midwest 100’s, The Home/s Portfolio, the SWEAT Broadsheet Collaboration, The Ground Beneath Our Feet, and the Heartland Portfolio (Red Wing, MN).