On Saturday, July 28 at 11:30 a.m., as part of the Belfast Bound Book Festival, Abbie Read of Appleton will give a brief gallery talk at Åarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., about her exhibition. Read’s installation, “Library (and Other Endangered Species),” takes two years worth of individually crafted pieces, many in book form, and puts them to use as components in a large relief collage.

Read has taught painting, drawing, printmaking, 2-D and 3-D design; and currently teaches workshops on artist books, bookbinding, altered books and art journaling. At 2 p.m. July 28, also at Åarhus, she will teach a workshop titled Hand Crafting Your Own Book. Participants will make a small blank book with a sewn binding. The workshop fee is $30, including materials, and will run about two hours. Class size is limited to eight people; to register, call the gallery at 338-0001.

For more information about the installation and a slideshow of the current exhibit, visit aarhusgallery.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.