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The Art of Art Books

February 24, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Art of Art Books | Thurs. Feb 24, 2022 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | LIVE on ZOOM

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It’s all about art books at the Center for Art in Wood next week. We’ll offer a glimpse at the upcoming exhibition catalogues for our current exhibition Extra-Human: The Art of Michael Ferris, as well as the upcoming Spoons to Stir the Soul: The World of Norm Sartorius, discuss the creative process that goes into art book design, and ponder the importance of art books in our own lives. While you’re here, you can shop a wide range of books in our store. Stick around and get inspired by the fruits of knowledge, in word and image, at the Center!

Portrait of Rebecca Leffell Koren

Rebecca Leffell Koren is a graphic designer working in publication, exhibition, and identity design. She collaborates with artists, cultural and educational institutions, and commercial clients. Her client and research practice derives type-driven concepts and seeks opportunities to interrogate the dimensional qualities of each project, from book objects to spaces and surfaces.

Previously she has worked for the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the RISD Museum in Providence, RI, and This Is Our Work in New York. Clients include Friends of the High Line, Humans of St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis, Open Source Architecture, UrbanGlass, and the Museum of Jewish Montreal.Rebecca holds an MFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Communication Design from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis where she is currently a Senior Lecturer in Communication Design.


Portrait of Ash Macri

Ash Macri is a Chicago native who migrated to Philadelphia to attend Drexel University and pursue a degree in Graphic Design. After discovering there is way more to Philly than the cheesesteaks, Ash has spent more than fifteen years honing her design skills. Her work has focused on everything from creating strong brand identities to finding unique visual solutions to communication challenges.







Portrait of Dan Saal

Dan Saal has worked in various design studios during his career and has spent the last 10+ years working independently. Prior to that, Dan served as the director of design and publications at the Milwaukee Art Museum until 2008. After leaving MAM, Dan expanded his art-centered design specialty, working with museums, art & cultural institutions, and independent collectors.

Dan has designed more than 35 major publications over the last 15 years. His work has been awarded multiple national and international design awards and appeared in various trade publications.



This event is free to the public. The Center for Art in Wood interprets, nurtures, and champions creative engagement and expansion of art, craft, and design in wood to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of it. A suggested donation of $5 per person enables us to provide programs and exhibitions throughout the year.


For questions, contact Katie Sorenson, Director of Outreach and Communications at [email protected]


February 24, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Center for Art in Wood
(215) 923-8000
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The Center for Art in Wood
141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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