Show features handmade books

Handmade books by Jane Hodgkins will be on display during a two-week show at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery in Newport. (Courtesy photo)

In a two-week Pedestal Spotlight Show from Sept. 7 to 20, the Yaquina Art Association will be featuring the artwork of Jane Hodgkins.

The Yaquina Art Association Gallery is located at 789 NW Beach Drive in Newport. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. 

Handmade books by Hodgkins are featured in this show. They combine a love of bookmaking and printmaking.

“For this show, I decided to display my prints in a new format. I have incorporated them in hand-bound tradition, accordion, and new “explosion” books,” said Hodgkins. “The covers of the explosion books are 4.5 by 4.5 inches, but they pop open to 11 by 23 inches. It’s a great way to store and display prints when you run out of wall space.”

The books feature a variety of printing techniques, including linocuts, silk screens, nature prints and eco dyed leaf prints. Hodgkins notes she began printmaking four years ago after retiring from Oregon Coast Community College.

“I retired at the end of spring term 2015 and enrolled in an art class at OCCC the very next term,” she said. “It was the start of a whole new adventure. Since then, I’ve also taken classes at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the Newport Paper Arts Festival and the Yaquina Art Association.”