BlackRock Center for The Arts Presents PLANET A

By Editorial Team on June 6, 2022

Sat, 30 April 2022 - Fri, 15 July 2022

Johnny Carrera, Support stand by Richard Criddle; Dueling Dictionary, Silkscreen on Birch Plywood, only completed book of an edition of two, 2013.

BlackRock Center for The Arts, providing opportunities to explore, celebrate and engage in the arts, announces PLANET A: an art exhibition of Book Arts and related media by artists from the FBAC Community that explore, commemorate and concern the planet earth.

Artists included in this exhibition are:John Carrera: Co-Founder and Executive Director, Sara Friedman: Co-Founder, Eric Groff, Charlotte Mauler Hayes, Rosa Leff, Jillian Abir MacMaster, Andrea McCluskey, Lisa Sheirer, Catherine Cross Tsintzos, and Corrine Wilson.

Executive Director of FBAC, states, “We sometimes take for granted in our book arts community that everyone knows what Book Arts are, but just as much of our planet is waking up to the brutal fact that the age of humans will be a short one if we don’t act, many people are still pleasantly discovering Artist’s Books. Hopefully this show will showcase how a return to traditional craft methods could be a healing alternative for our society and a way to save the planet as we know it.”

PLANET A will be on view in Gallery II from April 30 to July 15, 2022. An opening reception is on June 5th from 2 – 4 PM.: An open source catalog will be available on BlackRock’s website.

For more information, visit, email Rula Jones, Gallery Director at, or call 301-528-2260.

About Frederick Book Arts Center (FBAC):
The Mission of the Frederick Book Arts Center is to teach the craft and techniques associated with the Art of the Book. Letterpress printing, printmaking, bookbinding, photography, and language arts will be taught through a combination of workshops, field trips, school visits, and classes. All members of the community will have the opportunity to learn, intern, and display work at the Center.

About Blackrock Center for the Arts
Located in Germantown, MD, BlackRock Center for the Arts brings inspiring performing and visual arts experiences to diverse audiences in a welcoming and intimate setting, providing opportunities to explore, celebrate and engage in the arts.

BlackRock Center for the Arts is located at 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD.