Events/Exhibits in Collins Library – Summer/Fall 2019



  • July 1: PSBA Lecture, Rebecca Chamlee, 4-5:30pm, Library Room 053
  • July 8: Puget Sound Book Artists 2019 – Artists Conversation, 5:30-7:30 pm, Library Room 053
  • July 25: Puget Sound Book Artists 2019 – Panel Discussion, 5:30-7:30 pm, Library Room 053


  • September 3: Exhibit: All Stitched Up
  • September 10: AHSS Symposium, 3:30-5:00pm, Reading Room, Collins Library
  • September 14: Lecture: A Mind at Work: May Morris and Subversive Stitching, 1:30-3:00pm, Collins Library. In this presentation, Dr. Wager will explore the work of May Morris (1862-1938), an accomplished designer, embroiderer, public speaker, writer, educator, advocate for social causes, and founder of the Women’s Guild of Arts. Morris’s legacy is tied to her father, William Morris, and his role as the leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement. Recent scholarship and exhibitions have excavated Morris’s embroidery designs, objects, writings, and her influence on artistic communities. This talk will focus on the objects of her creation, and how her works fits into a broader nineteenth-century history of stitching and revolutionary action.
    Anna Wager is the Clarence A. Davis Visual Arts Curator at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She directs the exhibition spaces on campus and manages the permanent collection. She also teaches courses related to cataloging, curatorial writing, exhibition design, and the history of museums, through the lens of 19th- and early 20th-century English and American art and material culture. She holds a PhD in art history from the University of Washington, and is a member of the William Morris Society board.
    This event is sponsored by the Collins Library, the William Morris Society in the United States and Puget Sound Book Artists.
  • September 14: All Stitched Up – Opening Celebration, 3:00-4:30pm, Collins Library exhibit area.


November 1:  Tiny Pricks Project: Tweets, Textiles, and Trump, 4:00–5:30pm, Archives & Special Collections, 2nd Floor Collins Library.
There will be over 700 pieces at the time of the conference. To view pieces created to date, please follow the series on Diana Weymar. Tiny Pricks counterbalances the impermanence of Twitter, social media, and Trump’s overall approach to politics. Weymar, who lives in British Columbia,  is also the founder of Interwoven Stories, a collection of stitched pages that focus on personal narratives and stories.
The project is open for public participation until Trump is out of office and that the series can be followed on IG @tinypricksproject.
Diana is making a return visit to Puget Sound as she also was a visiting artist two years ago and contributed to the project Refashioning Identity, in which members of the Puget Sound community contributed stitched pages.  Pages from Tiny Pricks, Interwoven Stories and Refashioning Identify on display in the Collins Library in conjunction with the All Stitched Up exhibit.  Weymar served as one of the jurors of the exhibit.

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