Monday, September 28, 2009

The Book in Time & Place

The Book in Time and Place: A Selection of Artist Books from The University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections and Drake Universities Cowles Library.

September 11 - October 9, 2009, Anderson Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 5-7 pm

The books in the exhibition were chosen to address historical narrative, memoir, and time in books as well as the perceptions and representations of “place.” In addition, the curators hope toillustrate the wide range of approaches that artists can take when using the book as a form of artistic and literary expression. The books included in the exhibition utilize letterpress, various printmaking capabilities, strong illustrative or sculptural qualitiesand unique bindings. The goal of the exhibition is to enhance understanding of 20th century artistic and literary developmentswithin the world of books.

Events connected with the exhibition:

Artist Book Lecture: Layering Meaning: Structure and Content in Artist Bookworks,

Julia Leonard, The University of Iowa Center for the Book Wednesday,

September 9, 4:30 336 Fine Art Center Anderson Gallery will be open after the lecture until 7pm for viewing of books.

Julia Leonard is a book artist teaching at the University of Iowa Center for the Book and graphic design in the School of Art and Art History. She has been awarded an artist-in-residence position atPenland School of Crafts from 1990-93. Julia shows her work nationally and is included in many special collections including University of Delaware and Ringling School of Art and Design among many various exhibitions. She will be discussing works included in the current exhibition at the Anderson Gallery.

Bookmaking Workshop, Peggy Johnston, Des Moines Book Artist and Binder

Saturday, September 12, 9 am - 4 pm, 300 Carnegie

The first 10 Drake University students to sign up are free (sign upbegins in Art and Design office on Thursday, Aug. 27th) after that itis $25 fee for Drake Students and $60 for non-Drake students, Must be registered to attend, contact Judy Drury to register at:

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