Category Archives: Events

Behind the Archives Door: Debut of the “Refashioning Identity” Collection, Wednesday, September 13, 4 p.m., Archives & Special Collections Seminar Room

Contributors to the campus and community embroidery project “Refashioning Identity” will gather to view the collection and share remarks about their work. This is an open event, so all are welcome. 4:00–5:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Archives & … Continue reading

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Behind the Archives Door: Alicia Bailey presents “Artists Books on the Road” Monday, September 11, 4 p.m., Archives & Special Collections Seminar Room

Denver based curator and artists’ book dealer Alicia Bailey (abecedarian Gallery) will be giving an informal Artists Books on the Road presentation. The presentation will provide a unique opportunity to learn more about this engaging and intimate approach to art … Continue reading

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Behind the Archives Door: Thursday, September 7, David Wertheimer, “Collecting Incunabula”, 4 p.m., Archives & Special Collections Seminar room

Thursday, September 7:  Behind the Archives Door: Collecting Incunabula. David Wertheimer, an avid collector of early printed books and a Director at the Gates Foundation, will share his story of collecting. Many of the books that he owns, all printed … Continue reading

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Behind the Archives Door: A Conversation with Clarissa Sligh, Tuesday, September 5, 5:30-7 p.m., Collins Library

Join us for a conversation with visual artist and social activist Clarissa Sligh. For over 30 years, Sligh has woven together the cultural, historical, personal and political to explore concepts of memory and transmutation, and perceptions of boundaries and identity: … Continue reading

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Mare Made Artist Reception, Thursday, September 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Collins Library

Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:30–6:30 p.m. (Informal Remarks by Mare at 5:30 p.m.) Collins Library August 21, 2017 – January 19, 2018. Mare Made, spans over 4 decades of the work of local artist Mare Blocker. Teacher, mentor, writer, illustrator, … Continue reading

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Presentation by Book Artist Diane Jacobs, Monday, July 31, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Library Room 020

Diane Jacobs has been making artist’s books under her imprint Scantron Press for 20 years. Her work is held in distinguished collections including The Getty Museum, SFMOMA, and the Walker Art Center, among others. She holds an MFA in printmaking … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Paper Maker Velma Bolyard, Tuesday, July 11, 6:30-8 p.m., Collins Library Rm. 020

Velma Bolyard is a fiber, paper and book artist working with mostly locally gathered materials for textile, paper, and book making. She recently retired from 25 years of teaching special education in alternative public school settings. Her passion is to … Continue reading

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Events at Collins Library – Summer/Fall 2017

JUNE Thursday, June 8:  Puget Sound Book Artists 2017 – Exhibit Opening Northwest Musings – Celebrate Unique Books that capture the spirit of the Northwest. June 1 – July 28, 2017 Opening Reception: 5:00–7:00 p.m., The Link, Collins Library. Thursday, … Continue reading

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Laura Russell – “Trunk Show” on the current exhibition of Artists’ books: BUILT, May 17th, 11am, Collins Library

May 17th, 11:00am – 12:00pm Collins Library, 2nd Floor Archives, University of Puget Sound Toast to Laura, 11:30am After years of supporting the Book Arts community with the wonderful 23 Sandy Gallery Exhibits and events, as well as supporting and … Continue reading

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The Joys of Ephemera: The Collection of Sylvia Schar, May 1, at 4 p.m.

Join us for an informal presentation by Library Director Jane Carlin and student Carlisle Huntington ’20 about this new collection, donated by Tacoma resident Sylvia Schar. This collection of bookmarks, paper dolls, and greeting cards includes items dating back to … Continue reading

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