The latest Spotlight Show from Newport’s Yaquina Art Association features a series of handmade books that combine coastal artist Jane Hodgkins’ love of bookmaking and printmaking.

The books feature a variety of printing techniques including linocuts, silk screens, nature prints and eco-dyed leaf prints.

“For this show, I decided to display my prints in a new format,” Hogkins said. “I have incorporated them in hand-bound tradition, accordion and new ‘explosion’ books,”

With covers measuring just 4.5 inches square, explosion books pop open to 11 by 23 inches, making them great way to store and display prints when wall space is scarce.

Hodgkins began printmaking four years ago after retiring from Oregon Coast Community College.

“I retired at the end of spring term 2015 and enrolled in an art class at OCCC the very next term,” she said. “It was the start of a whole new adventure. Since then I’ve also taken classes at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the Newport Paper Arts Festival, and the Yaquina Art Association.”

The show will be on display through Friday, Sept. 20, available to view from 11 am to 4 pm daily at the Yaquina Art Association Gallery, 789 NW Beach Drive.

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