Remembering Andrew Binder

We learnt not long ago that a good friend of the Jaffe Center, book artist Andrew Binder, passed away just one year ago, on July 22, 2018. Many of Andrew’s books––most of them unique, one of a kind artists’ books––are part of the wonders of the Jaffe Collection. His book “The Khmer Legacy” is part of the introductory video viewed by most every person who visits JCBA. I used to joke Andrew that with a name like Binder––even if he pronounced it with a soft “I” as in “timber”––he didn’t have much choice but to become a book artist. He did, and he was one of the most creative. One of his final and best projects was the dissertation for his doctorate, which was focused on the Jaffe Center for Book Arts and its effect on creativity. We were incredibly saddened to hear the news of his untimely death, and we miss him a lot, but we have his books, and that is a wonderful thing.

At this informal memorial service, we invite you to come by and step into the beautiful quilted Contemplation Tent (an installation in our collection by artist Louise Silk that we rarely display) in our Bindery. We were going to build the tent for the August 24 Wayzgoose, but it seems right and it seems fitting to build it a little early for the purpose of remembering Andrew. We’ll be displaying his books, and I think some of his friends are bringing other artworks he created, like pottery and paintings. We’ll give you private space to sit, to contemplate, to leave your memory of Andrew, if you have one, or to just experience what we have of the gifts Andrew Binder left behind on this earth. We’re doing this on Friday, August 2, from 2 to 6 PM, during our Real Mail Fridays Aloha Letter Writing Social, which will be taking place simultaneously in the Jaffe Book Arts Gallery. I hope you can join us. –– John Cutrone, Director, Jaffe Center for Book Arts

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The FAU campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive. Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

The new I-95 interchange for Florida Atlantic University (Exit 48A) takes you directly from the interstate to FAU. Once you pass the traffic light at Spanish River Boulevard, you are on the FAU campus on FAU Boulevard. Continue to the traffic signal at the intersection of FAU Boulevard and University Drive (FAU Stadium will be on your right). Turn right onto University Drive. Turn left at the traffic signal at Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; there are “metered parking” signs posted at the head of these parking spaces. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $2 per hour. You may also purchase one day parking permit for $5 online directly. Easy!

Start here: <http://www.fau.edu/parking/permits.php>. Then click on “Visitor, Guest & Volunteer Parking / Permits” … you’ll find it with a yellow icon just below Student Permits and Faculty/Staff Permits. As far as the library goes, these permits are valid anywhere throughout our nearby parking areas (Library Lot, Parking Garage, and parallel parking on Volusia Street) but they are not valid at metered spaces.

Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:00pm to 6:00pm

S. E. Wimberly Library, Jaffe Center for Book Arts Room 350
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Event Type

Service, prayer, or meditation, Alumni



Boca Raton campus


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