Leaves of Resistance

Leaves of Resistance is presented by The Secret Society of Book Artists, a creative collective which formed over a decade ago at the instigation of OCAC and PNCA instructor Marilyn Zornado. Featuring a range of works—from unique handmade books and boxes to installations, incorporating calligraphy, marbling and natural impression dyeing—the show’s overarching theme is resistance. Sparked as they are by political and environmental engagement and such historical and literary sources as Walt Whitman’s ecological writing, the group presents a closing gala on May 31st in celebration of Whitman’s birth, 200 years to the day, with animation screenings and poetry readings in partnership with Passages Bookshop.

Artists: Dawn Banker, Anita Bigelow, Marian Christensen, Mary Elliott, Ellen Fortin, Joely Helgesen, Judilee Fitzhugh, Deanna Lautenbach, Megan Leftwich, Ilsa Perse, Kathy Karbo, Kathy Kuehn, Bernie Smith, Gay Walker, Marilyn Zornado

Opening Champagne Reception: Friday, May 3, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Show Closing and Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: Friday, May 31, 7 p.m.

Celebrating Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday with animation screenings and poetry readings, in partnership with Passages Bookshop

• Whitman readings organized by David Abel of Passages Bookshop
• Animation by Gratz, Zornado, Jetten, Kuehn, Tetenbaum and others
• Projection performance by Devon Damonte
• Birthday cake

Gallery Hours: Friday-Saturday, 12-5pm and by appointment. Roll-Up is an artist-run, contemporary exhibition space.