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Winners of 2013 Altered Book Competition Announced

A “Gnome Tome,” “Gateway to New Worlds,” and “Little Girl in a Strange Land,” were the favorite exhibits of the public last week in Massanutten Regional Library’s Fifth Annual Altered Book exhibition.  Nearly 200 people cast their ballots for the top three entries of the competition. 
While Diane Landis of Bridgewater was a runaway favorite for first place with her complex and minute detail of a gnome house, voting was extremely close for the second and third place entries. 
Ashley Mullins of Culpeper devised an intricate gate on the cover of a book with Pegasus in the foreground of world maps capturing second place with her theme of “Gateway to New Worlds.”
Third place went to Bethany Pence of Broadway for her Narnia exhibit of “Little Girl in a Strange Land.”  Her exhibit featured an enormous paper book background with an obscure lamp and little girl figure about to embark in a mysterious land. 
The winning entries will be on display for the month of April at the Oasis Fine Art and Craft Gallery in downtown Harrisonburg.  Non-winning entries should be picked up at Main no later than 4 pm Friday, April 12.  Exhibits that are not picked up will be recycled.     

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