Belov creates handmade books in benefit

"Handmade books by artist Anne Belov are still available at Gaskill/Olson Gallery.Noted South Whidbey artist Anne Belov has created six mezzotints in book form, handmade and hand printed and published in a very limited edition, with the proceeds from sale of the first five donated to five Island charities. Already sold are the books benefiting Friends of Friends, the South Whidbey Children's Center and the Island Arts Council Scholarship fund. Still available are books with proceeds earmarked for WAIF and the South Whidbey Youth Center. A mezzotint is an intaglio process in which the printing plate surface is roughened, then an image created by smoothing and scraping the surface to hold less ink in some places; great pressure is then required to pass the ink from the plate to the moistened paper, leaving the embossed shape of the plate. To see the books and for more information, visit the Gaskill/Olson Gallery in Langley, 221-2978. "

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