Sunday, October 26, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Artists’ Books from Postwar to Present
April 19 - July 6In the late nineteenth century, publishers began to employ artists as illustrators. These books were often printed on fine paper and considered luxury items. Over the course of the twentieth century, artists expanded the idea of an “artist’s book” to new levels. This exhibition will include books by artists such as Kara Walker, Stanley William Hayter, Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Motherwell, and John Baldessari.
A great review of this show titled "Literary Beauties" was published in the Nashville Scene
Saturday, May 3, 2008
This semester has provided many challenges that may or may not lead to my enrollment in graduate school with VCU's MATX program or a new position as an art librarian outside of Nashville. Change is a constant part of life, and I am anxious and sad to be leaving the wonderful community I have found in Nashville, but excited for new challenges and adventures to come.
It is day two of the conference and already I am floored with gratitude for my art librarian community. I've found a great group of new professionals (ARLISNAP) who have accepted me into their fold. I've enjoyed hearing from the experiences of others who are new to the profession. Navigating the many critical decisions that we are faced with as newbies, it is helpful to share experiences and advice with others who are in the same boat. These people are my people and as a somewhat solo librarian, I get gitty to be amongst other art librarians.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
This semester 12 students added to our zine collection!
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The name of the paper:
The Contributor: Diverse perspectives on homelessness. Genuine opportunities for advancement.
Here is their press release...
First Issue of The Contributor Hitting the Streets
Newspaper designed to provide perspectives on homelessness
Nashville, TN – On Wednesday, November 14th, a new and original newspaper arrives on the streets of downtown Nashville. The paper was created to assist the public in understanding the challenges and difficulties associated with homelessness for everyone while providing employment opportunities for homeless individuals.
The Contributor will provide diverse perspectives on the condition of homelessness while also highlighting the contributions of homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
“Homelessness in Nashville is an issue that is looked at in many diverse ways,” said Executive Director Tasha French. “We will be working directly with homeless and formerly homeless people to create a forum for all these perspectives.”
All of the vendors selling The Contributor are either homeless or formerly homeless.
They will start out with a number of free papers, selling each for $1. After generating some income, each vendor can come back and purchase additional issues for just 25¢ per issue. The profits of the sale of the paper will be directly to the vendor.
In addition, one key goal of The Contributor is to have at least 50% of the content in each issue be from homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
“We want to give our vendors an opportunity to earn an income, eliminate stereotypes and share their stories as homeless men and women,” said Director of Vending Steve Samra. “Instead of panhandling, our vendors have a product they can provide, and hopefully this paper can initiate a new and healthy dialogue between people across the socioeconomic spectrum.”
The first batch of papers will be distributed to vendors at 2pm at the Downtown Presbyterian Church at 5th and Church and will be sold at major street corners in the downtown area.
For more information about the publication, or to offer writing submissions, please contact Executive Director Tasha French at (615) 598-0061 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Learn about the growing world of artists' books!
Watkins College of Art & Design
Monday, Nov. 5 at 4pm
Vicky and Bill Stewart – as Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers – represent 200+ contemporary fine presses and book artists. They spend much of the year traveling the US taking the works they represent to private and institutional customers.
On November 5, they will be at Watkins talking about the burgeoning world of artists' books and sharing examples from their inventory. Please join us for their presentation followed by a reception.
Overview of Sandra Kroupa’s role in the University of Washington’s Book Arts Collection -
“My job is primarily to be the conduit between the artist and viewer. The artist can’t talk to the person directly, but they can talk to them through me as I provide the book.”