A Garden of Earthly Delights – Artists’ Books & Sketches by Mark Hoppmann, Aug. 9 – Oct. 14, 2018

Opening Reception
Saturday, August 11, 4:30-6:30, Collins Library, Pacific NW Room – hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Partially funded by a Tacoma Artist Initiative Project (TAIP) grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission, The Garden of Earthly Delights is an exhibition of nine new works by Tacoma book artist and illustrator, Mark Hoppmann.  See if you can translate the cryptic text of Coptic bound, Tacoma Codex I, a handwritten and illustrated manuscript transcribed in a new alphabet inspired by the decaying wharfs of Tacoma’s seafaring past.  Explore the strange collection of images found in A Garden of Earthly Delights which Hieronymus Bosch might have used in his masterpiece, had he lived in the present day Pacific Northwest.

In addition to alliterative haiku in Northwest Aliterations, a collection of sketches titled Gargoyles, and other new works, the exhibition will also include previous works and many of the artist’s past and current sketchbooks, studies, and tools, all of which challenge the viewer’s perceptions of the Pacific Northwest and the art of the book.

Mark Hoppmann graduated from Drake University with a BFA in graphic Design and Commercial Art in addition to studying art for one year in Florence Italy.  After working for twenty years in the graphic arts industry as an offset pressman, prepress and bindery operator, he resumed his art career and has been an artist in Tacoma Washington, working primarily as a book artist, illustrator, and watercolor painter for the last twenty years.  He says, I have always been curious.  That curiosity has resulted in an eclectic accumulation of bric-a-brac, memories, experiences, and books, all which in turn, inspire my art.  With apologies to Rudyard Kipling, my intent is to design illustrated books for those, “with ‘satiable curtiosity.”  Simple and sometimes unadorned, but thoughtfully creative book designs hide a treasury of illustrations within.

 

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Pardon Our Dust…

Over the summer we will be shifting our collections on the lower level of the library and renovating the lower level that will enhance our group study rooms, as well as create a new Media Service Desk and office space for Technology Services staff.  In the Learning Commons, we are planning a new iMac room. Some of our library spaces on the 1st floor will be used as staging zones, so if you are looking for a quiet place to study, remember the 4th floor is a great place.  Seating on the 2nd and 3rd floor is also available.  Questions?  Please email libref@pugetsound.edu or stop by the Library Director’s Office, room 123.

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Events/Exhibits in Collins Library – Summer/Fall 2018

JUNE

  • June 4 July 27, 2018:  Puget Sound Book Artists 2018 Exhibit
    Featuring 36 Artists with 57 Unique and original books, a fresh take on what a book can be and how its creator thinks and imagines.
  • Thursday, June 7, 2018Puget Sound Book Artists 2018 Exhibit Opening 5:00-7:00pm (Refreshments in Pacific NW Room), Remarks/Awards 6:00pm,
    The Link, Collins Library.
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018:  Puget Sound Book Artists Artists Conversation, 5:30-7:30pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library.

JULY

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018:  Puget Sound Book Artists Panel Discussion, 5:30-7:30pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library.

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

  • August 9 – October 14, 2018: Book Exhibit: A Garden of Earthly Delights – Artists’ Books & Sketches by Mark Hoppmann
    Partially funded by a Tacoma Artist Initiative Project (TAIP) grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission, The Garden of Earthly Delights is an exhibition of nine new works by Tacoma book artist and illustrator, Mark Hoppmann.  See if you can translate the cryptic text of Coptic bound, Tacoma Codex I, a handwritten and illustrated manuscript transcribed in a new alphabet inspired by the decaying wharfs of Tacoma’s seafaring past.  Explore the strange collection of images found in A Garden of Earthly Delights which Hieronymus Bosch might have used in his masterpiece, had he lived in the present day Pacific Northwest.
    In addition to alliterative haiku in Northwest Aliterations, a collection of sketches titled Gargoyles, and other new works, the exhibition will also include previous works and many of the artist’s past and current sketchbooks, studies, and tools, all of which challenge the viewer’s perceptions of the Pacific Northwest and the art of the book.
    Mark Hoppmann graduated from Drake University with a BFA in graphic Design and Commercial Art in addition to studying art for one year in Florence Italy.  After working for twenty years in the graphic arts industry as an offset pressman, prepress and bindery operator, he resumed his art career and has been an artist in Tacoma Washington, working primarily as a book artist, illustrator, and watercolor painter for the last twenty years.  He says, I have always been curious.  That curiosity has resulted in an eclectic accumulation of bric-a-brac, memories, experiences, and books, all which in turn, inspire my art.  With apologies to Rudyard Kipling, my intent is to design illustrated books for those, “with ‘satiable curtiosity.”  Simple and sometimes unadorned, but thoughtfully creative book designs hide a treasury of illustrations within.
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018:  A Garden of Earthly Delights – Artists’ Books & Sketches by Mark Hoppmann Opening reception, 4:00–5:30pm, Collins Library, Pacific NW Room – hors d’oeuvres will be served.
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018: Open Cases: co-sponsored by the Puget Sound Book Artists, 2:00–4:00pm, Collins Library.  A unique chance to handle the books and see the illustrations from A Garden of Earthly Delights – Artists’ Books & Sketches by Mark Hoppmann.

OCTOBER

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Sketch In with the Artist, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Collins Library.  Mark Hoppmann will be demonstrating sketching, in collaboration with the Slater Museum.  He will be sketching from museum specimens of local wildlife that has inspired his recent work in A Garden of Earthly Delights. Everyone is welcome to bring in their own sketchbooks and join in the fun.
  • October 22, 2018 – March 22 2019, Memory Lame:  Work by Jessica Spring.  (More information forthcoming.)
    This exhibit  utilizes paper, an organic material attributed with memory from the moment it is formed, and letterpress printing, which makes a literal impression. Touching on all the senses, viewers are challenged to create their own treasure-house of ideas while contributing to our collective memories.  Partially funded by a Tacoma Artist Initiative Project  (TAIP) grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission.
    As an aging artist having a front-row seat to my father’s ravaging by Alzheimer’s disease, memory continues to be an intriguing, even unavoidably nagging topic of interest. Simply defined as the ability to encode, retain, then recall information and past experiences, memories stored in the brain are more of a jigsaw puzzle or a complex web than an organized library of books on shelves or accessible computer files.As humans we employ many memory aids—from digital apps, scratch-paper notes and old-fashioned mnemonic devices—to readily access facts we need. Derived from the Greek μνημονικός (mnēmonikos) and related to Mnemosyne—the mythological goddess of memory—mnemonics make use of encoding, retrieval cues and imagery to better retain information. These memory tricks, including acronyms or silly rhymes, help us remember details from planetary names, days in a given month or mathematical order of operations.The method of Loci, or the Memory Palace, is another mnemonic device which uses visualizations about one’s environment to quickly and efficiently recall information. The method relies on taking abstract, unrelated pieces of information and establishing signposts on a route which incorporate navigational and spatial memory skills.

 

Past events blog: Fall 2017 | Summer 2017 | Spring 2017 | Spring 2018
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The most important rule is not to fall in love.

Tom Hazard, may look like a normal forty-one-year-old, but he has been alive for centuries. Tom moves back to London in hopes for an ordinary life. He becomes a high school history teacher-a job perfect for someone who has witnessed history first hand. When the French teacher at the school becomes fascinated by him his life gets complicated again. But the Albatross Society, a secret group that protects people like Tom, has one rule: Don’t fall in love. As his life is threatened to be derailed he must make a choice whether to live in the past or to finally live in the present.

Find this book and more in the Popular Reading Collection!

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Five women one question: What are women for?

In the imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. Follow 5 very different women in the journey to navigate these new barriers, with age-old questions surrounding identity, freedom, and motherhood. Ro, a single high school teacher, wants to have a baby on her own, all while writing a biography on Eivor, a nineteenth century female polar explorer. Susan, a mother of two, trapped a marriage that is falling apart.  Mattie, the adopted daughter of doting parents, finds herself pregnant with nowhere to run. And Gin, the gifted forest-dwelling herbalist, who is arrested and put on trial in a modern-day witch hunt.

Check this out and many more in the Popular Reading Collection!

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From the Archives & Special Collections: End of Year Wrap-Up

Happy last day of classes! For our last blog post of the school year, I thought we’d cover some of the highlights of the past year.

Our Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Adriana Flores ’13 has been with us for almost a full year now! She and Assistant Archivist Laura Edgar have been hard at work making the A&SC more accessible to researchers by assisting with classes, promoting and expanding our digital collections, improving our social media presence, and hosting open houses for special events like Spring Lu’au and homecoming. Laura also collaborated with the Tacoma Art Museum for an exhibit on Abby Williams Hill this past fall.

The student workers in the A&SC have made a huge impact here. Some major student projects include digitizing the ephemera collection, organizing collections like the alumni magazine and Logbooks (old student handbooks), running our Tumblr, working on new finding aids for university records, and acquisitioning items from student groups. We’re sad to see two of our four work study students, Sierra and Monica, graduate this year, but we know they’ll go on to do great things and we’re excited to get two new student employees in the fall!

If you want to keep up on our activities in the A&SC over the summer, you can follow us on Instagram at @psarchives or on Twitter at @PSArchives. Good luck on finals, and good luck in the real world to all of the graduating students!

The Archives & Special Collections is open by appointment. Please contact us at archives@pugetsound.edu

By Julia Masur

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Studying the Home: Women and Home Economics at UPS

“Studying the Home: Women and Home Economics at University of Puget Sound” is an exhibit that focuses on the transformation of the Home Economics department from its beginnings in 1910, when it was known as Domestic Science, to its final days in the early 1980s when the department was renamed Nutrition and Textiles. Over the course of the department’s seventy years, the program promoted individualism and provided women with the means to incorporate science into their daily lives.

In the early twentieth century, home economics empowered and encouraged women such as Ellen Swallow Richards, a pioneer of home economics, to incorporate science in their home life. The University of Puget Sound, following Ellen Richards’ example, developed the Home Economics department, allowing women to study science. The department focused on improving methods of homemaking and taught scientific efficiency in consumer goods. This education continued well into the mid-century, when consumer trends skyrocketed, allowing home economics students to work with businesses to educate consumers about new household technologies. In addition, home economics majors studied clothing and textiles, nutrition, and child development, and early classes were based upon chemistry and biology that better educated students in the food laboratory.

Towards the 1960s and 70s, the Home Economics department transformed and became less scientific and more focused on degrees in education. By 1970 most graduates within the Home Economics department placed an emphasis on K-12 education and went on to become teachers in middle schools and high schools. The rise of feminism also created issues for the Home Economics department, which may have contributed to the department’s name change in 1977 to Nutrition and Textiles and ultimately its dissolution in 1982.

This exhibit, curated by senior Halle Beitler, a major in the Science, Technology, and Society program, is currently on display on the 2nd floor of the Collins Memorial Library outside the Archives and Special Collections. There will also be a special exhibit presentation on April 30th at 4:00pm in the Archives Seminar Room. This exhibit contains photographs, student newspaper articles, and items from the University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections.

The Archives & Special Collections is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

By Halle Beitler, Class of 2018

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The search to achieve the American Dream: Book Reading on Thursday, April 26, 7 pm at Elliott Bay Book Co.

Mike Muñoz, has done a lot of waiting for something in his life to change. After high school he is still doing menial work and was just fired from his lawn boy gig. Mike knows to change his life he is the one that has to make a change. He tries to make it out of the societal hole he was born into, only making it deeper with his own mistakes. However, he is determined to make the world know he exists. Follow the journey of Mike Muñoz and learn a lesson on human will and power to overcome destiny.

Jonathan Evison is doing a book reading of Lawn Boy at Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 8122 on Thurs April 26 at 7 pm.

Check out books like this in the Popular Reading Collection!

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Collins Library Links: Professional & Personal Resources at Your Fingertips

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Professional & Personal Resources at Your Fingertips

In addition to the myriad scholarly resources available to you, the library provides a wealth of resources that support your professional & personal information needs.

You’ll find many of them listed on this handy guide:
Library Resources for Puget Sound Staff

And we’ve listed a few here, just to pique your interest.

NEWS SOURCES

The library provides access to many local, national and international news resources. So many in fact that we have an entire guide dedicated to Finding News

This includes access to all of the content on the New York Times web site for our entire campus community.  If you have not already signed up for your account we encourage you to do that. To register go to: http://accessnyt.com

We also offer access to The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Use this link for access either on or off-campus.  https://login.ezproxy.ups.edu:2443/login?url=http://chronicle.com/

FINANCIAL, LEGAL & CONSUMER SOURCES

Check out our Financial Literacy Page along with these great resources.

Consumer Reports
First began publishing in 1936, and continues to offer reviews and comparisons of common consumer goods.

Legal Information Reference Center
Provides access to full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books and thousands of legal forms.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage
Covering financial information including current market activity, company quotes, investment information, economic indicators and more this is a comprehensive database of financial information.

Value Line Research Center
Includes online access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

POPULAR READING COLLECTION
Provides best-selling and newly published titles for recreational reading.  The collection is “refreshed” often so keep an eye out for new titles.  Over half the collection is general fiction, and separately shelved genres include, biography, graphic novels, humor, mystery, non-fiction, and science fiction & fantasy.

HEALTH SOURCES

Consumer Health Complete
A resource for consumer-oriented health content. Designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Full text of consumer health journals, health-related pamphlets and health reference books. Also contains Clinical Reference Systems reports, Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers generic drug patient education sheets, and the Merriam-Webster’s Medical Desk Dictionary.

If you have any questions about any of these resources, please contact Andrea J. Kueter, Social Sciences Librarian & Coordinator of Electronic Resources: akueter@pugetsound.edu.


Need Information? Don’t forget the Collins Memorial Library – Library Guides
Questions? Contact your liaison librarian
Comments: Contact Jane Carlin, library director
Remember – Your best search engine is a librarian!

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Music in the Library: HARPISTS – Friday, April 27, 2018, 3-3:20pm, West Reading Room

CALLOUT_Music-HarpsPlease join us!

HARPISTS
Friday, April 27, 2018
3-3:20pm

West Reading Room

Performances by:
Christina Sumprer and Ariane Farris

For more information contact: libref@pugetsound.edu

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