Events at Collins Library – Summer 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, June 22:  Puget Sound Book Artists 2017 – Artist Conversation
    5:30-7:30 p.m., Collins Library Room 020.

JULY

  • Tuesday, July 11:  A conversation with Paper Maker Velma Bolyard
    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 make art that explores environment and the connection to place, and teach others technique to inspire them to push their own work. Currently she is exploring the properties and personality of flax/linen and milkweed and is working on a larger project, Hortus Siccus about plants and place.   She writes a blog, Wake Robin www.velmaboyard.com  about her work and life.  Velma will discuss her work as a papermaker and artist and share examples of her work. 6:30-8:00 p.m., Collins Library Room 020.
  • Wednesday, July 19:  Puget Sound Book Artists 2017 – Panel Discussion
    5:30-7:30 p.m., Collins Library Room 020.
  • Monday, July 31:  Presentation by book artist Diane Jacobs
    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 from San Francisco State University and has taught book arts and letterpress printing in the Bay Area, at the Oregon College of Art & Craft, and in the Women’s Studio Workshop’s own Summer Art Institute. 12:30–1:30 p.m. Presentation. Collins Library Room 020. 
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