The Hunt Library presents the exhibition “John Frederick Walker: Altered Books”

FALLS VILLAGE – The David M. Hunt Library will feature modified book artwork by John Frederick Walker, in the ongoing Art in the Stacks series, through September.

The Falls Village artist began incorporating book forms into his art in the mid-1990s.

“These works derive from actual books, or radically altered fragments of books, and range from table sculptures to large wall reliefs. All present open-book pages whose pages have been torn or cut, and transform what remains into graphic meditations on hidden, missing or destroyed information, memory and loss,” according to a statement.

Walker’s art has been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and is represented in a number of private and public collections, including Yale University Art Gallery, Brooklyn Museum Library, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

He is also the author of “A Certain Curve of Horn”, an account of his search for an endangered species of antelope in war-torn Angola, and a history of the trade in ivory, “Ivory’s Ghosts”.

For more information, call the library at 860-824-7424 or visit, where the full exhibit can be viewed and works can be reserved for purchase. The library is located at 63 Main Street, Falls Village.

Colin L. Johnson