Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Breton's Birthday: A Celebration of Surrealism

Monday is our tribute to Surrealism, Breton's Birthday! Join us all day in the library for Surrealist games and artmaking, book displays, and more, as well as a reading at 6pm on the 5th Floor with CCC Creative Writing students Regina Clippard and David Sula.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Out & About | Erin Cramer's CURIOUS CREATURES (March 9th-25th)

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A menagerie of animals, real and imagined, will fill swell gallery throughout the month of March. 

Dundee native turned Art Institute Lecturer, Erin Cramer, sculpts her critters from handmade paper pulp, using things like flax, hemp, cotton, abaca, kozo, recycled clothing, and recycled scrap papers.

Of her work, Erin has said "Handmade paper’s seductive versatility allows me to create lightweight works of art that look like they are made out of anything from concrete to skin. My hope is to engage viewers through approachable art that will spark a curiosity of the mystery and playfulness of the natural world."

Artist's Reception: Friday, March 9 from 6-8pm. Erin will give a short talk about her work at 7pm. 

Open: Saturdays & Sunday, March 10-25 from 1-5pm. Erin will be in the gallery every Sunday to chat and answer questions.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Thriftstore Redux | +brauer




Tomorrow Night!

Join the Library and the Aesthetics of Research for our Fall 2017 installment of The Book to Art Club featuring our first title Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Started by the Library As Incubator Project, the Book to Art Club is a book + art-making club that exists virtually and in-person at libraries around the world. a way to find hands-on, creative ways to engage with literature – where the process of art-making is more important than the product! 

Because we want as many points of entry as possible for our first go, any edition of the Tales of the Brothers Grimm will do (and the varying illustrations are a bonus!) Stop by the library to check out one of our copies, or get one through interlibrary loan (or scope out the versions of the tales available online.) Each session, we will be exploring a variety of art and craft techniques, culminating in a year’s end collaborative limited edition book arts project. 

We will have a wide selection of supplies on hand—paint, markers, colored pencils, paper, collage materials, glue, scissors, etc. and will be doing some brief technique demos to get you started, including collage, printmaking, paper puppets, and book sculptures.

Thursday, February 8th, 6-8 pm, Library 1st Floor