Tacoma to Glasgow – art, architecture, libraries and much more! – Jane Carlin, Director, Collins Library

Thanks to an international travel award sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Art Libraries Society of North America, I had the opportunity to travel 4,400 miles from Seattle to Glasgow, Scotland to attend the Art Libraries Society of UK and Ireland’s 50th Anniversary Conference and Celebration.
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Collins Welcomes New Librarian Angela Weaver

Collins Library is pleased to welcome new librarian Angela Weaver who will join us September 9, 2019. Angela Weaver served as the Head of the Drama and Art Libraries and the Arts & Humanities Liaison Team leader at the University of Washington. She has worked at UW since 2004 in positions of increasing responsibility and prior to joining the UW Libraries, served as a Fine and Performing Arts Librarian at George Mason University and the Coordinator of Library Instruction at the University of Mississippi.  READ MORE...

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...

 

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...

Béatrice Coron: From Book Shelves to Cat Walk: Wearable papercuts and artist books, August 22, 4-5:30pm, Collins Library Room 053 (lower level)

Béatrice Coron will introduce the many facets of contemporary paper cutting as well as her artist’s journey in visual storytelling. From the historical roots of this art form to a panorama of international artists.  READ MORE...

All Stitched Up – Opening Celebration, September 14, 2019: 3:30-5:00pm, Collins Library, Link and Gallery Room

(Exhibit runs September 3 – December 11, 2019.)
All Stitched Up recognizes and celebrates the work of book artists’ where stitching has become an integral part of the visual design.

November 2: All Stitched Up Book Arts Symposium: 9:00-3:00pm, Collins Memorial Library and the Tahoma Room, Thomas Hall: University of Puget Sound.

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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. 

Due to limited space, please register here: https://pugetsoundbookartists.wildapricot.org/event-3503998/Registration

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Diana Weymar: Pages from Interwoven Stories, Aug. 1 - Sept. 14, 2019, Collins Library, Gallery Room

We are pleased to exhibit a selection of pages from artist Diana Weymar’s Interwoven Stories project. Interwoven Stories is a community stitching project that was started by Weymar, a Canadian artist, supported by the Princeton Arts Council in New Jersey. The project has expanded to include stitched pages from a number of organizations in this country and abroad.  READ MORE...

Tiny Pricks Project: Tweets, Textiles, and Trump, November 1, 2019, 4:00–5:30pm, Collins library

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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