Findlay is now home to the world’s first permanent gallery collection dedicated to pop-up and other paper engineered books.
Currently featuring artist Matthew Reinhart, The Laigo Gallery, which opened in November, is located within the Mazza Museum in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion on The University of Findlay campus.
Paper engineered books have been around since the 1880s. Unlike traditional books, these tomes are designed to allow the reader to interact with the story with specially designed pages through the book.
“I enjoy watching the wonder and excitement on the faces of kids as they read the books, “ said Benjamin E. Sapp, director of the Mazza Museum. Sapp said a great deal of collaboration and hard work goes into the creation of the paper engineered books, as three artists typically must combine talents to create each work of art.
Be sure to check out the gallery’s Star Wars books, as little fans will love pursuing the mechanics that make the story come alive. Unique pop-up books are also available in the gift shop.
Laigo Gallery, part of the Mazza Museum,
inside the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion,
1000 North Main St., Findlay.
Hours: Wednesday-Friday 12-5pm and Sunday