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Art of the Book expands April 1 event


Last updated 3/29/2007 at Noon

FALLBROOK — The Friends of the Fallbrook Library announce an expansion of the events and entertainment planned for their Art & The Book event April 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Avenue.

Ruth Parker, Pam Benson and Alfred Tse have joined the original seven artists who will be displaying their artwork for sale, making a total of 10 regional artists appearing in support of the event.

Niki Nichols, author of “Your Karma, Dee Dee,” has also signed up to appear at the event to sign copies of her book. With the addition of Nichols, attendees will have a chance to visit with 15 authors, purchase their books and have them signed on the spot.

Local retailer At Home on Main will host a French event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while supplies last, featuring a chef preparing crepes at a table in front of her shop.

The Art Campus will display samples of their ceramics, glass, fiber arts, kid’s art and possibly printmaking.

Musical entertainment planned for the Art Center includes dulcimer musician Caroline Vice and guitarist Nicolette Birkett playing from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and harpist Sam Sanchez from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. In the Village Square, listen to the mandolin sextet from 1:15 to 2 p.m. and again from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Additionally, a barbershop quartet will be strolling Main from 2 to 4 p.m.

Art & The Book features rare collectible and favorite classics as well as gently used books. It will also include a silent auction inside The Art Center, a special exhibition at the Art Center and displays from the Fallbrook Historical Society and the Fallbrook Music Society, plus workshops and demonstrations. The library will offer children’s crafts from 1 to 4 p.m. and the Fallbrook Gem & Mineral museum and gift shop will be open featuring children’s books on minerals and fossils.

Admission to the festival is free. For information, contact Jane McKee at (760) 728-6373.


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