Focus on Book Arts coming to the Grove

Every two years a fast-growing faction of the art community descends on the Pacific University campus in Forest Grove. June 25 marks the opening of Forest Grove’s eleventh biennial Focus on Book Arts conference, with five days of classes on bookbinding, printing, printmaking, artists’ books and more.

Those who haven’t signed up for the conference can still peruse and buy handmade books, cards, broadsides, and other book-related art on display during the conference at the Artist’s Shop in Pacific’s Cawein Gallery from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. A separate “market” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday will feature tools, supplies and more.

Phillip Pirages offers an evening lecture on “Looking Sensational in Leather: A Superficial but Diverting Look at the Beautiful, Curious, and Amazing History of Bookbinding, with Illustrative Examples” at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Restaurant aids Centro Cultural

Arts and culture enthusiasts are invited to flock to Baja Fresh Mexican Grill this Friday through Sunday, June 21-23, when the eatery plans to donate 15 percent of its proceeds to arts and culture programs offered by Centro Cultural of Washington County.

The restaurant is located at 899 N.E. 25th Ave. in Hillsboro.

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