September 5 – October 24
In September and October, the Skillman Library at Lafayette College is host to the exhibit, “Marking Time.” The exhibit showcases the diverse talents of Guild members and was curated by Guild Exhibitions Chair Karen Hanmer and juried by Jeffrey Altepeter, Melissa Jay Craig, and Peter Verheyen. The show opened at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis in May 2009 and will have traveled to nine venues across the country before closing at Emory University in March 2011.
The show features 50 works interpreting the theme of “time,” ranging from contemporary books of hours to celebrations of nature’s cycles to considerations of the end of time. Stunning leather bindings stand alongside edgy contemporary bindings that have been dyed, collaged, or incorporate photographs or handwriting. The show includes work in the codex format, complex folded structures, wooden constructions, hand-held toys, and sculptural objects. Text and imagery is produced by the most ancient and the most modern mark-marking methods—calligraphy, painting, woodcut, letterpress, and digital output.
An opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 26, from 2-4 pm in Skillman Library. At 3 pm in the Gendebien Room, exhibit curator Karen Hanmer will give a presentation. Hanmer is a Chicago book and installation artist, whose work is included in the collections of the Tate Britain, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Library of Congress, Graceland, and a number of college and university libraries, including Lafayette.
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Also on exhibit: “Quilts in Glorious Color” by Liza Prior Lucy of New Hope