Photo caption: The Western Washington Industrial Exposition Center was built in 1891 to showcase the region's agriculture and industry, eventually housing a roller skating rink. It was near the current location of Annie Wright Seminary, but burned down in 1898.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Collins Memorial Library
1:00 - 1:45 pm: "To the Letter" The Work of Chandler O'Leary and the Anagram Press.
Ms. O'Leary will provide an informal gallery talk in the Reading Room of the Collins Library.
1:45 - 2:00 pm: Light refreshments served in Library Presentation Room 020
2:00 - 3:00 pm: "Tacoma: Parts Unknown" Presentation
by Jessica Spring of the Springtide Press and Brian Kamens, Tacoma Public Library Library Presentation Room 020
"Tacoma: Parts Unknown"
Tacoma book artist Jessica Spring (Springtide Press) discovered a crate of glass negatives in the attic of her home dating back to 1890. Over 200 images, mostly unlabeled, provided a huge challenge for a newcomer to Tacoma and the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to Brian Kamens and other librarians at the Tacoma Public Library, many photos were identified and subsequently captioned for inclusion in "Parts Unknown," an editioned artist book that captures a golden time in a new and vibrant city.
Spring will share details of the book's creation and Kamens will delve into details about several of the photographs that feature iconic Tacoma buildings, some gone and others still standing.