First Birthday Bash

The Austin Book Arts Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce our successful FIRST BIRTHDAY BASH took place at the North Door on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 from 6-9pm.

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Austin Book Arts Center celebrated its first year of operation with letterpress printing, tiny books, music by Ruby and the Reckless, cupcakes, champagne, and a silent auction. Greg Ciotti of KOOP Radio was the Master of Ceremonies.

The event was to celebrate the accomplishments made by the Austin Book Arts Center in the first year of operation, including the expansion of the ABAC studio into a larger space at the Flatbed Building. Since September 2015, 57 workshops have been offered to engage people in creative, interpretive, and educational experiences related to the arts of the book.

The event raised almost $4000, 100% of which will go directly towards ABAC’s programming.

ABAC extends a heartfelt thank you to all sponsors and volunteers:

Anthony Maddaloni Photography, for making us look great in pictures
Linda Anderson, for making the beautiful origami centerpieces
Greg Ciotti, for just being awesome
Jessica Crane, Deborah Hartigan, and Kimberly Kwan for helping with pamphlet making
Cari Marshall, for going above and beyond in Silent Auction preparation
Margi Tenney and Tenney Construction for providing delicious cupcakes and so much more!
Ruby and the Reckless for giving a great performance and Kyle Hawley for facilitating
Staff and bartenders at the North Door, also, for just being awesome
Max Koch and Kevin Auer, for letterpress printing the invitations
Max Koch, for helping party-goers letterpress print bookmarks
Laurel Barickman at RecSpec, for designing the invitations
Adrienne Rivers for working the door like a champ

We would like to acknowledge donors to the Silent Auction:

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Amanda Stevenson
Anthony Maddaloni Photography
Beck Whitehead
Breakaway Records
Cari Marshall
Chet Phillips Illustration
Cloverleaf Bindery/Jace Graf
Contemporary Austin
Dana Kull
Domestic Papers/Lee Steiner
Half Prince Books
Jessica Crane
Jim Croft
Koch Printing/Max Koch
Kyle Hawley
Little Free Library
Malvern Books
Margi Tenney
Mary Baughman
Michael O’Brien
Missy Bosch Studios
Shanna Leino
South Congress Books

All images courtesy of Anthony Maddaloni Photography

ABAC_party1.jpg: Ruby and the Reckless
ABAC_party2.jpg Greg Ciotti, Master of Ceremonies
ABAC_party3.jpg Mary Baughman, Chair Board of Directors, and Turk Pipkin
ABAC_party4.jpg Attendees making small books.
ABAC_party5.jpg Mary Baughman, Chair Board of Directors, and Amanda Stevenson, Director
ABAC_party6.jpg (left to right) Deborah Hartigan, Mark Smith, Kyle Hawley, Mary Baughman, Margi Tenney, Amanda Stevenson, Dana Kull, Cari Marshall
ABAC_party7.jpg Amanda Stevenson, Director and Mary Baughman, Chair Board of Directors
ABAC_party8.jpg Mary Baughman, Chair, Board of Directors
ABAC_party9.jpg Ruby Jane
ABAC_party10.jpg CUPCAKES!

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