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Artists E-book Home turns the subsequent web page to boost funds


Audrey Niffenegger wasn’t paying a lot consideration when she discovered her group, Artists E-book Home, had been chosen to take over the well-known Harley Clarke mansion at 2603 Sheridan Rd.

Audrey Niffenegger on the Harley Clarke mansion.

She mentioned she was listening “with half an ear” to the Zoom Metropolis Council assembly on March 21, 2021, when town introduced its determination.

“After I realized that they had chosen us, I assumed, ‘What? Nice!’”

Since then, Niffenegger mentioned, the group has made “wonderful progress” placing collectively a strong board, working with award-winning architect John Eifler and launching engaging and thrilling on-line campaigns.

The undertaking features a full spectrum of e book arts – “writing, studying, printing, bookbinding, papermaking, typography, calligraphy, poetry, fiction, memoir, artist’s books, comics, zines, publishing, conservation, historical past and extra,” in line with ABH’s official proposal.

Metropolis Council member Eleanor Revelle, whose seventh ward contains the mansion, mentioned she is worked up in regards to the undertaking.

“I believe will probably be an excellent addition to town,” she mentioned. “The Artists E-book Home program has broad attraction, and folks love the constructing.”

However, Niffenegger acknowledged, it’s been a problem to boost funds. For one factor, the pandemic has made fundraising get-togethers imprudent.

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