Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Little Indie Press Festival 2019




Saturday, October 19th | 12pm-4pm
Library--3rd Floor East
624 S Michigan

Columbia College Library and The Aesthetics of Research Project, which is dedicated to exploring the role libraries play in the creative process, announces its 5th annual Little Indie Press Festival on Saturday, October 19th, from 12pm-4pm (during the Columbia Weekend). Featuring many manifestations of Independent publishing, including indie literature, comics, zines, and book arts, the festival seeks to bring together all manner of publishers under one roof to celebrate the spirit of independent publishing , including a artist / publisher’s showcase, large format printmaking,  zine making and more.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

inktober 2019


Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Stop by the Library's 1st Floor to draw,  snag a list of prompts, and add your work to to add to the Library Sketchbook Project. 

 

visit:

https://inktober.com/

Monday, September 30, 2019

Lethal Ladies : The Women of True Crime



As both perpetrators and participants in our shared cultural fascination with the subject matter, women have made vast contributions to true crime-related art forms. From murders to heists, deceptions to general unruly behavior, we will explore the patriarchal structures and societal constraints/expectations that true crime, and its subject matter, subvert and transform. Further, this exhibition shows how we as artists and consumers create and further these conversations within the genre.

“Lethal Ladies: The Women of True Crime” Artist Panel and Kick-Off
THURS. OCT. 3rd|  Library | 5th Floor | 7pm-9pm
Join us for a discussion with the artists featured in the Library’s Lethal Ladies: The Women of True Crime exhibit.
As both perpetrators and participants in our shared cultural fascination with the subject matter, women have made vast contributions to true crime-related art forms. From murders to heists, deceptions to general unruly behavior, we will explore the patriarchal structures and societal constraints/expectations that true crime, and its subject matter, subvert and transform. Further, this exhibit explores how we as artists and consumers create and further these conversations within the genre.
Each semester, Aesthetics of Research (AoR) addresses a portion of our programming to a particular genre, art form, movement, or special topic of interest via exhibits, displays, workshops, readings, lectures, panel discussions, and other activities. Focus topics reinforce the Library as a place of creative conversation and inquiry, bringing art and scholarship together, as well as to explore available resources in the Library, on campus, and in the greater Chicago community. 
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Library Zine Night |  Lady Killer Edition
MON. OCT. 7th|  Library | 1st Floor | 7pm-9pm
Join Us for our monthly Zine Night, a chance for you to work alone or collaboratively on zines, comics, artist books, or other paper projects in the library.
You Need:
Ingenuity, creativity, and inspiration. A desire to show off or learn new techniques. A want to work and get to know other zinesters and artists…
We Have:
Staplers, trimmers, basic drawing supplies, paper, adhesives, scissors, discarded book scraps, scanners, photocopiers, and occasional guest how-tos.
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Book to Art Club | The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
WEDS.  OCT. 9th|  Library | 1st Floor | 7pm-9pm
In celebration of our “Lethal Ladies: The Women of True Crime” focus, we are venturing into non-fiction territory with Corinne May Botz’s The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, whose subject matter explores the life and work of master criminal investigator Frances Glessner Lee and her amazing crime dollhouses. We will be meeting to discuss the book, Glessner Lee’s work in general, her legacy on other art forms, AND to make paper dioramas of our own favorite crime scenes.
Book to Art Club Meeting
Wednesday, October 9
7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Library, 1st Floor
How to Participate:
  1. Check out a copy of The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death at the Library (copies are also available via I-Share Interlibrary Loan).
  2. Watch this space and Library social media for more resources and further reading on Glessner Lee’s life and work.
  3. Join us on October 9, when we’ll have discussion and diorama-making supplies aplenty for you to design your own paper crime scenes (both real or imagined, benign or grisly—your choice!)

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Lady Killers Reading @ THE LITTLE INDIE PRESS FESTIVAL
SAT OCTOBER 19th |  LIBRARY | 3rd Floor East | 12pm-4pm

Join us for readings in all genres by Columbia & Chicago community writers celebrating both the women of true crime from all perspectives and the women who make them real through art and media.
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CCC LIBRARY GAMING SOCIETY presents Horror Movie Trivia: Lethal Ladies Edition
FRI, OCT 25th | LIBRARY | 1st Floor| 5pm-7pm
The Columbia College Library Gaming Society invites you to unique variation on our annual Halloween season Horror Trivia Night in conjunction with LETHAL LADIES: THE WOMEN OF TRUE CRIME. From perpetrators to victims to survivors, women in horror movies play many roles.  Come test your knowledge of the women of horror and true crime.  Prizes!  Snacks!

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Wicked Week: Domestic Goddess Gone Wrong |  Spooky Soaps and Bathory Bombs 
TUES, OCT 29th | LIBRARY | 1st Floor | 7pm-9pm
Join the Library and the Aesthetics of Research (AoR) for an evening devoted to making spookily-shaped soaps and bloody bath bombs devoted to everyone’s favorite Hungarian countess: Elizabeth of Bathory. We will also have resources on making your own molds and packaging. The workshop is part of the Library’s “Lethal Ladies: The Women of True Crime” AoR celebration.
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PUBLIC DOMAINIA:  SPIDER BABY & ALICE, SWEET ALICE
THURS OCT 31st |  Library | 1st Floor | 7-10pm
Stop by the Library on Halloween night for some great public domain horror films in honor of LETHAL LADIES:  THE WOMEN OF TRUE CRIME.  We’ll have treats, flicks, and conversation.
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Lethal Ladies: The Women of True Crime Panel
MON  NOV 11th |  LIBRARY | 5th Floor |  7-9pm
Join for a discussion with fans, experts and creators on the enormous popularity of True Crime in American Culture– the good, the bad, and the terrifying. What does the popularity tell us about our obsessions as a society?
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Lizzie Borden Murder Mystery                                          
FRI DEC. 6th |  LIBRARY | 1st Floor |  5-7 pm
Help us solve our version of one of the most famous crimes of the century. Did Lizzie Borden really give her mother 40 whacks?  We’ll have clues, red herrings, and great fun for all.  Individuals and teams welcome. Sponsored by the CCC Library Gaming Society.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Call for Participants! Little Indie Press is Back for Another Year!



Publishers, Artists, & Other Awesome Creators—

We are once again pulling together our annual Little Indie Press Festival and would love for you to be a part of it. 

Columbia College Library and The Aesthetics of Research Project, which is dedicated to exploring the role libraries play in the creative process, announces its 5th annual Little Indie Press Festival on Saturday, October 19th, from 1pm-4pm (during the Columbia Weekend). Featuring many manifestations of Independent publishing, including indie literature, comics, zines, and book arts, the festival seeks to bring together all manner of publishers under one roof to celebrate the spirit of independent publishing , including a artist / publisher’s showcase, readings, large format printmaking,  zine making and more.

We are currently accepting table registrations in our Publisher's Showcase for participating presses, artists, publications, and organizations. Registration is free of charge, but table space is limited, so apply early to make sure you get a spot. We welcome participants from all corners of the independent publishing world, including small presses/serial publications, zinesters, undergrounds comics, and book artists. While preference will be given to those publisher’s and organizations that are in some way Columbia-affiliated, all Chicago-area community publications and organizations are invited to take part. Please apply by October 10th  here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduGb7M460UFxvnmVVcSykWFFIsgxs32kj5F0naPa76A2UL8A/viewform

Monday, August 26, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Fall 2019 Book to Art Selection




In celebration of our LETHAL LADIES:  THE WOMEN OF TRUE CRIME focus, we are venturing into non-fiction territory with Corinne May Botz's The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, whose subject matter explores the life and work of master criminal investigator Frances Glessner Lee and her amazing crime dollhouses. We will be meeting to discuss the book, Glessner Lee's work in general,  her legacy on other art forms, AND to  make paper dioramas of our own favorite crime scenes.

Book to Art Club Meeting
Wednesday ,October 9th
7pm-9pm
Library, 1st Floor 


How to Participate:
1. 
Check out a copy of The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death at the Library (copies are also available via I-Share Interlibrary Loan).

2.
Watch this space and Library social media for more resources and further reading on Glessner Lee's  life and work.

3.
Join us on October 9th, where we'll have discussion and diorama making supplies aplenty for you design your own paper crime scenes (both real or imagined, benign or grisly--your choice!)


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Lethal Ladies Exhibit Call for Submissions!



The Aesthetics of Research is currently seeking submissions in all media & formats for our exhibition, LETHAL LADIES |  THE WOMEN OF TRUE CRIME.  As both perpetrators and participants in our shared cultural fascination with the subject matter, women have made vast contributions to true crime-related art forms.   From murders to heists, deceptions to general unruly behavior, we will explore the patriarchal structures  and societal constraints/expectations that true crime, and its subject matter, subvert & transform.  Further, how we as artists and consumers create and further these conversations within the genre. 

We are looking for both 2-D  and 3-D art , installations, text, and objects. Accepted artists will also be offered the opportunity (optional) to join us for a panel discussion on  October 3rd  to talk about their work, resources, inspirations, etc.

Deadline for submissions: September 15th, 2019
Drop-Off Delivery Dates :  September 23-27, 2019
Exhibit Opening, October 3rd, 2019

Please send .jpeg of 3-5 pieces or media files to kbowen@colum.edu for consideration.

We welcome submissions from all members of the Columbia College and greater Chicago arts community.