When Bookbinding Does Become Art
Dinner: Wednesday, January 16, Union League Club
Monique Lallier, internationally recognized bookbinder, will give a lavishly-illustrated presentation featuring highlights of a recent retrospective of her work.
After studies in Montreal, Paris, Ascona, and Switzerland, Monique has had a long career applying creative techniques for beautiful bindings held by leading libraries and private collections in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Examples of her work are at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Newberry Library, and her binding of Willa Cather's My Antonia won a Best Binding award in an international exhibition at the Chicago Public Library. Monique continues to practice her craft from her studio in Summerfield, North Carolina where she also teaches.
Copies of the catalogue Monique Lallier: A Retrospective will be available for sale ($21) and signing at the event.
January Dinner: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd. The evening will follow this order: social gathering 5-6 pm, program at 6 pm, three-course dinner immediately following the presentation. Program is free and open to the public. Dinner $63; Beverages $6-$12.Reservations must be received by NOON on Monday, January 14. Dinner cancellations after this time and no-shows will require payment. To reserve go on line to www.caxtonclub.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 312-255-3710.