- Aug. 1 – September 14: Diana Weymar: Pages from Interwoven Stories, Collins Library, Gallery Room. We are pleased to exhibit a selection of pages from artist Diana Weymar’s Interwoven Stories project. Interwoven Stories is a community stitching project that was started by Weymar, a Canadian artist, supported by the Princeton Arts Council in New Jersey. The project has expanded to include stitched pages from a number of organizations in this country and abroad.
- August 22: Béatrice Coron: From Book Shelves to Cat Walk: Wearable papercuts and artist books, 4:00-5:30pm, Collins Library Room 053 (lower level). Béatrice Coron will introduce the many facets of contemporary paper cutting as well as her artist’s journey in visual storytelling.
- September 3: Exhibit: All Stitched Up: An international juried book arts exhibition, September 3rd – December 11th, 2019, Collins Library University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
To stitch is to join together, to mend, or fasten as with stitches – to sew. To stitch is to bring together fabric, paper, wounds of the body, or cultural divides. Stitching can be an act of healing, hope, practicality, creativity, and revolution. All Stitched Up recognizes and celebrates the work of book artists’ where stitching has become an integral part of the visual design. Curators Catherine Alice Michaelis, Jane A. Carlin, and Diana Weymar will jury the show and a print catalogue will be created.
- September 10: AHSS Symposium, 3:30-5:00pm, Reading Room, Collins Library.
Registration is required for this event and details concerning registration costs will be posted soon.
- September 14: Lecture: A Mind at Work: May Morris and Subversive Stitching, 1:30-3:00pm, Collins Library Room 053 (lower level). Due to limited seating, we are asking you to register for this lecture. Please click on this link and follow the registration process: https://pugetsoundbookartists.wildapricot.org/event-3503998/RegistrationIn 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, 3:30-5:00pm, Collins Library, Link and Gallery Room.
November 1: Tiny Pricks Project: Tweets, Textiles, and Trump, 4:00–5:30pm, Collins Library Room 053 (lower level). 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.
Registration is required for this event due to limited seating. Please email email@example.com and in the Subject Line be sure to write: Diana Weymar. Please include your name in the email.
November 2: All Stitched Up Book Arts Symposium, 9:00-3:00pm, Collins Memorial Library and the Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall: University of Puget Sound.
Collins Memorial Library in collaboration with Puget Sound Book Artists is pleased to sponsor a one day Symposium associated with the All Stitched Up exhibition.
This one day event will focus on the creative process and feature a number of artists represented in the show.