- Exhibit: February 1 – May 12, 2019, Transforming Knowledge: Altered Encyclopedias, Collins Library exhibit space.
This exhibit features altered encyclopedias made by local artists. This exhibit provides the opportunity to reflect upon our relationship with the printed word and the future of libraries. We are grateful to the participating artists who have transformed the discarded volumes into new and vibrant works of art that reflect a rebirth of ideas. The exhibit also features photographs from local artist Sharon Styer as well as a number of books about books, knowledge, and libraries.
- Exhibit: March 12 – May 12, 2019, Sarah Bodman: Read to Me: A psychometric collaboration with objects, Collins Library exhibit space.
An experiment by the artist British artist Sarah Bodman in collaboration with a psychometric reader, to transmit the emotional content of selected narratives through a series of physical objects. The artist selected 10 objects to read stories to. They were then posted to the reader who relayed the objects’ messages back to the artist to produce an artist’s book. Read To Me is touring with an exhibition of the artist’s book and a selection of the original objects which were read, until December 2019. Produced at the London Centre for Book Arts, this is the first showing in the United States. You can read more about the development of the project in a photo essay written for Axon: Creative Explorations, a free access online journal: https://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-14/read-me.