“Timothy Ely: Rare Books and Digressions”
bookbinder and book artist Ely of Colfax will display his work and give a presentation. His one-of-a-kind books are in public and private collections worldwide including Boston Athenaeum, Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Grolier Club, Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has collaborated with ethno-botanist Terence McKenna on Synesthesia, a limited edition book published in 1992 by Granary Books. In 1994, he was awarded an NEA Western States Arts Federation Grant. Chronicle Books published his first trade book, a facsimile edition of his painted original, The Flight into Egypt, in 1995. Originally from Snohomish, Washington, he earned a degree in drawing and printmaking from Western Washington University, and an MFA in design from the University of Washington.