Ada Hoch-Schneider Wins Library Art Award 2019

Each year the Collins Memorial Library sponsors an award for a graduating Art major. The monetary award is $250 and the honor of displaying their art work in a prominent spot in the library for a term of one year.  We are proud to have “Lobus” grace the Learning Commons area of the Collins Library so Ada’s artistic talents and important message can enrich our local community. Congratulations Ada!  READ MORE...


Puget Sound Book Artists 9th Annual Members' Exhibit, Opening reception: Thursday, June 13, 5:00-6:30 pm, The Link, Collins Library

Exhibition Dates: June 3 – July 31, 2019.
As the PSBA approaches the year leading up to the tenth anniversary of its Members’ Exhibition, the membership has taken this milestone as an opportunity to reflect on the various things that they have accomplished. 

Artists Conversation: July 8, 5:30-7:30 pm, Library Room 053

Panel Discussion: July 25, 5:30-7:30 pm, Library Room 053


From the Archives & Special Collections: Pre-Graduation Reflection

Hi! My name is Julia Masur and I’m the Peer Research Specialist in the Archives & Special Collections. Since I graduate in less than three weeks, I’m closing out my time in the A&SC by reflecting on my work here over the past two years.

As a history major, getting to witness firsthand the work that goes into preserving and organizing primary source documents gave me an even greater appreciation for that work.  READ MORE...

Book Collecting Contest - And the 2019 Winners Are!

Congratulations to Tanner Abernathy, Cassandra Childs, and Nicholas Duke-Bruechert, winners of the 2019 Book Collecting Contest!

The aim of the competition was to encourage full-time students at University of Puget Sound to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives, to appreciate the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and to read, research, and preserve the collected works for pleasure and scholarship.”  Sponsored by the Book Club of Washington.  READ MORE...

Lecture: A Mind at Work: May Morris and Subversive Stitching, September 14, 2019, 1:30-3:00pm, Collins Library

Dr. Wager will explore the work of May Morris (1862-1938), an accomplished designer, embroiderer, public speaker, writer, educator, advocate for social causes, and founder of the Women's Guild of Arts. Morris's legacy is tied to her father, William Morris, and his role as the leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement.  READ MORE...

Tiny Pricks Project: Tweets, Textiles, and Trump, November 1, 2019, 4:00–5:30pm, Archives & Special Collections

Artist Diana Weymar is the founder of Tiny Pricks Project, a project in which participants stitch quotes by Trump into antique or inherited textiles to create a material record of his presidency. Pieces are donated to a travelling collection that has been exhibited around the country. The methodology of the project is based on social media sharing, participatory political protest, and craftivism. 

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