This mural, celebrating literacy and community, has graced the side of Loganberry Books in the charming Larchmere area since November of 2011. Artist Gene Epstein was commissioned to create the mural with input as to book title suggestions coming from neighborhood residents, workers and schoolchildren. The chosen titles represent children’s literature, local businesses and the city of Cleveland. The work is based on actual photographs of the individual book spines that have been enlarged, printed on vinyl-coated banner cloth, affixed to plywood and mounted on the wall of the building.
Gene Epstein currently works as an artist, book artist, bookbinder, exhibit designer, muralist and jazz bassist. Ms. Epstein has an MFA in Painting and a BA in Studio Art. She is a former college art teacher, former museum Exhibits Department director, and former museum educator. Her folded book sculptures were featured in the 2011 book Book Art, Iconic Sculptures and Installations made from Books, published in Great Britain.
Thanks for joining us on the tour. Reward yourself by browsing the bookstore, shopping for antiques or savoring the wares of the nearby restaurants.