ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Happy Hour/Closing Reception for X Libris

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ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Happy Hour/Closing Reception for X Libris

1131 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
November 30th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(415) 8633-7668
Wed-Sat 2-6 and by appointment


X Libris

Curated by MicroClimate Collective: Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil, and Guest Curator Sarah Ratchye

Happy Hour/Closing Reception: Friday, November 30th, 2012, 5-8pm
Sliding Scale Suggested Donation: $2-$20

Featuring live readings and an interactive book making project with Center For the Book! (

Kiala Givehand

Wendy Kramer

Bonnie Kwong

Myron Michael

Brian George Vifian

*Special poetry reading of the collaborative sculpture “Biblio Babel” by Yulia Pinkusevich & Glenna Cole Allee

X Libris is an exhibition exploring the book as a mode of communication in flux. As we transition from the printed page to digital communication, our relationship to print changes as we enter the literary realm of binary code and multi-directional referencing and browsing. Once valued as a solitary activity requiring deep concentration, perusing written language is incrementally measured, and our attention fragmented. X Libris explores the book as a vulnerable, ephemeral, morphing form, in this time of accelerated transition to digital communication and “real-time.”

Alexis Arnold

Lauren Bartone

Julia Bradshaw

Laura Chenault

Sarah Christianson

Christine Elfman

Emily Eiffler

Julia Goodman

Matt Gualco

Samuel Levi Jones

Kate Jordahl with Don Drake

Pantea Karimi

Michael Kerbow

Wendy Kramer

Steven Vasquez Lopez

Klea McKenna

Camilla Newhagen

Yulia Pinkusevich with Glenna Cole Allee

Maria Porges

Megan Prelinger

Leah Rosenberg

Brian Taylor

Nanette Wylde

Jody Zellen

Support for MicroClimate Collective and the publication accompanying the exhibition X Libris is provided by Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure Grant Program.


3175 17th Street (between South Van Ness & Shotwell)

San Francisco, CA 94110




Root Division is an arts & arts education non-profit located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Root Division's mission is to improve appreciation and access to the visual arts by connecting personal inspiration and community participation. We provide subsidized studio space to working artists in exchange for their service in creating shared learning opportunities for the community. Artists develop creatively and professionally by teaching art to underserved youth, leading adult education classes, and producing exhibitions that showcase local emerging artwork. By combining multiple opportunities for creative exchange, Root Division cultivates an artistic ecosystem that enriches life throughout the Bay Area.

Root Division is supported in part by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts / ArtWorks, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts: San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission / Cultural Equity Grants, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, W A Gerbode Foundation, Art4Moore, and Bill Graham Memorial Fund.

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