2857 24th Street @ Bryant
San Francisco, California 94110

Book-Binding Workshop with Mai-Lei Pecorari
Under the expert workshop leadership of Mai-Lei Pecorari, learn some new skills or brush up some old ones. You'll bring home your own completed hand-bound book. Nothing says hip and cool like your own hand-bound book.

**Please RSVP at [email protected]. The workshop will be cancelled if we don't get the requisite minimum of RSVPs.
Workshop Fee: $25 non-members, $15 Locus members (all materials included)

Learn to make a classic paper or clothbound hardcover book. The flatback case opens flat and is suited to a slim volume of poetry or a hefty dictionary. For beginners, building a flatback case is a good introduction to hand bookbinding fundamentals. Participants will chose their own decorative papers to cover the book and learn a multi-sectioned pamphlet. Folks will leave the workshop with a completed hand-bound book and a little extra surprise to get you started on your book-binding journey.

About the Artist:
mai-lei pecorari is a 2D/3D designer currently residing in Oakland, California. She began her career as a visualist while in college at the University of Florida. Her interests brought her to the theater, where she pursued and completed a degree in Costume Design. There she learned the intricacies of couture construction, sculptural building and design theory. Her career as a costumer has led her throughout the southeastern region, from Florida to Atlanta to Virginia and back down through North Carolina. This work granted her the opportunity to work with a range of talented artists and organizations, such as Guinean choreographer Moustapha Bangoura of the Guinean Ballets to Chuck Davis, artistic director of DanceAfrica to Jomandi Production in their version of Kiss of the Spiderwoman and most recently Hanifah Walidah in Black Folks Guide to Black Folk. In 1999, after completing costumes for Broadway's Boulevard Arts, Inc. production of Gene Kelly, mai-lei changed design direction. This prompted a relocation to the Bay area where she began to establish herself as a full-service graphic and book designer. Since that time, she has worked for Red Herring Magazine but she prides herself on the work she does for artists and arts-activist
organizations. Her clients range from Youth Speaks, Inc. to McSweeneys to Urban Habitat to the Justice League and Oakland's Jahva House. Along with her 2D design work mai-lei remains dedicated to production of her handbound books. In May 2003, Essence Magazine featured her journal design work.
March 31, 2004, 7pm
2857 24th Street (@ Bryant)
(Galeria de la Raza)

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