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The Museum of Printing History is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibition, Freeing the Word in Small Spaces, a juried show by the Women in Visual and Literary Arts to be featured in the museum’s Book Gallery. OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. On view September 19, 2013 to December 21, 2013.The exhibit will feature 2-D and 3-D works that reflect on the word in its various physical incarnations--printing, book forms, support text and signage, to name a few. In the prospectus, the artists were asked to reflect on the printed word’s contributions to the world, and its implications for the future.The call for submissions stated: “Books began as hallmarks of power and privilege. They were expensive and rare-hand written on handmade paper; then hand bound. Only the top echelons in religious institutions and governments were literate. The printing press changed everything by making books readily available and literacy ordinary. In the twenty first century books have slipped off the shelves and into our electronic devices. Who can even imagine what changes will emerge from this?”Hopefully, some members from WiVLA in their exhibition Freeing the Word in Small Spaces will do just this!Women in the Visual and Literary Arts is a Houston-area non-profit organization that supports its members’ creative endeavors and promotes their work in the marketplace. For more information about WiVLA, visit www.wivla.org.