Friday, September 16: Susan Lowdermilk, Book Artist. Susan is a Professor at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon where she has been teaching courses in printmaking, artist books and graphic design for two decades. As a book artist and printmaker, Susan works in traditional processes such as woodcut, wood engraving and etching as well as digital media. 5:30–7:00 (Library Room 020)
Wednesday, September 21: Linda Marshall and the Art of Washi Paper. Linda will discuss the art of Washi as well as showcase examples of paper. This is very much a hands on session and paper will be available for purchase. 5:30–7:00 (Library Room 020)
Saturday, October 8: So you want to write and illustrate a Children’s Book: A Conversation with Karen Robbins. Karen, an accomplished local author will share insights in the business of publishing and the creative process of writing and designing a children’s book.
- *Family Story Hour: 10:00–11:00: Karen Robbins will read her book Care for Our World (Rocking Chair Reading Room)
- *Lecture: 12:00–1:00: So you want to write a children’s book? Conversation/lecture with children’s author Karen Robbins (Library Room 020)
Wednesday, October 12: Vamp & Tramp. Our annual show & tell extravaganza of book arts. Tentative time: 2:00–3:30. (McCormick Room, 3rd Floor)
Thursday, October 20: Opening Reception
October 20, 2016 – January 2, 2017
- Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound. A travelling exhibit from the Burke Museum, UW, supplemented with specimens from the Slater Museum at the University of Puget Sound, and gathering baskets from a private collector. (Library Open Gallery)
- Chandler O’Leary: Farm to Table. This exhibit will feature a series of illustrations, lettering, patterning and paper installations that highlight organic farming and the sustainable food movement in the South Sound region. From original sketchbooks to cut-paper pieces, the body of work illustrates the agricultural importance of our region and highlights the struggle to preserve farmland amid rapid suburban and industrial development. (Library Link)
Monday, October 24: “Words in Dust and Literary Fireworks: Contemporary Chinese Book Arts.” Amanda Clark, art historian and scholar will showcase her research on this unique art form. She will cover several works of Chinese book art, broadly defined, including Xu Bing’s Where does the dust itself collect?, Wang Qingsong’s Crazy readers, and Cai Guo-Qiang’s One night stand, among other works that push the margins of how we define and categorize art. The presentation will consider a wide variety of works produced by contemporary Chinese book artists, the paradigms they push against, and the powerful global messages their artworks convey. 3:00–4:00 (Library Room 020)
Tuesday, November 8: Dead Feminists: A presentation and celebration of the work of Jessica Spring and Chandler O’Leary. Join us for this opportunity to learn about the project and see the newly released book by Jessica and Chandler. 3:00–4:00 (Archives Lecture Space, 2nd Floor)
Tuesday, December 6: Diana Weymar: Artists’ Books. Diana Weymar has studied art at Cooper Union (NYC), The Arts Council of Princeton (NJ), and The Vancouver Island School of Art. She has a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Princeton University. Her work has been shown at The Ministry of Casual Living, Vancouver Island School of Art, The Art Gallery of Smithers, 1580 Gallery, and Makehouse. She was a Build Peace 2015 Artist in Nicosia, Cyprus and will be again at Build Peace Zurich, Switzerland in Sept. 2016. She will be the Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence at The Arts Council of Princeton in Spring 2016.
She works in many different mediums and uses embroidery to stitch together pages of stories and personal narratives. Her most recent project: http://artscouncilofprinceton.org/artists/anne-reeves-air/current/ Interwoven Stories: A Princeton Community Project was comprised of over 200 hand stitched pages. 7:00–8:00 (TBD: Library Room 020)