Participating Artists & Guests
Photo courtesy of Latse Library
James Canary, a featured guest and a keynote presenter for Octavofest 2018, is the Conservator at the University of Indiana, Bloomington's Lilly Library. The Lilly Library is the principal rare books, manuscripts, and special collections repository of Indiana University, serving as a resource for scholars throughout the world as well as a center of cultural enrichment. Mr. Canary has expertise on Asian book history, conservation, and preservation, and has worked with ancient Tibetan manuscripts.
Laura Martin is a retired academic who is one of the founders of Octavofest and an early member of Art Books Cleveland. She exhibits and teaches as a book artist and papercutter. She has been a docent at the Cleveland Museum of Art since 2007. She also serves CMA as Healthcare Education Consultant, working with the Vital Signs program, an initiative that uses the museum’s art collections as laboratories for enhancing the observation, communication, and teamwork skills of health professionals.