Book + Art: Artists' books from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture


Programs at Duke University

Book + Art: Artists’ Books from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
October 12, 2010 - January 9, 2011
Exhibit, Perkins Library Gallery at Duke University

Bea Nettles, book artist and photographer
5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2010
Biddle Rare Book Room, Perkins Library, Duke University

Bea Nettles is a book artist and photographer whose work addresses issues of family relationships, the body, and the ways in which personal identities reflect political and social realities. She will give a lecture with book signing and reception to follow.

Careers in Book Arts
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Room 217, Perkins Library, Duke University

Panel discussion about making a career out of a love of book arts, featuring Laurie Corral, founder of Asheville Bookworks, Dave Wofford of Horse and Buggy Press, and Meg Brown, Duke conservation librarian and exhibits coordinator. Moderated by Beth Doyle, Duke conservation librarian. Refreshments at 9:30am with program beginning at 10am. Sponsored by PAC.

Mastering Craft: Interpreting Historic Bookbindings
On display through January 2011
Conservation Lab Gallery, outside Perkins 023 (near The Link on Lower Level 1 of Perkins Library)

This exhibit highlights work from the Triangle Research Libraries (TRLN) Master Bookbinders Group, which consists of staff members from the conservation labs of UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State and Duke University libraries. This group researches historic bookbindings to deepen understanding of the history of the book, and develop knowledge and skills that help inform their daily conservation work. Read more on the Preservation Underground blog.


Programs at UNC-Chapel Hill

Art in Books' Clothing:  Artists' books from the Sloane Art Library collection Flickr Gallery
August 13– September 17, 2010
John & June Allcott Undergraduate Gallery, Hanes Art Center, 1st floor, UNC-Chapel Hill

Artists' Book Reading
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
7:00pm: Artists Beth Grabowski, Susan Leeb, Lisa Beth Robinson, and Josh Hockensmith will read from and discuss their work
Sloane Art Library, Hanes Art Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

Bill and Vicky Stewart, Vamp & Tramp Booksellers
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
3:00-5:30pm: Trunk Show
Room TBA, Hanes Art Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

6:00pm: "Artists' Books:  When the Goblet Becomes the Wine"
Hanes Auditorium, Hanes Art Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
Sponsored by the UNC Friends of the Library

Additional resources

Duke University Libraries LibGuide: Artists' Books by Women Subject Guide

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