This exhibit features altered books made by artists from Tacoma and the South Sound. Artists were given a discarded volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica from the Collins Library and asked to transform the volume into a unique work of art. The selection of an encyclopedia volume was intentional as it symbolizes a comprehensive summary of information from all branches of knowledge. This exhibit provides the opportunity to reflect upon our relationship with the printed word and the future of libraries. We are grateful to the participating artists who have transformed the discarded volumes into new and vibrant works of art that reflect a rebirth of ideas. The exhibit also features photographs from local artist Sharon Styer as well as a number of books about books, knowledge, and libraries.
Exhibit runs Feb. 1–May 12, 2019.
Collins Memorial Library is open Sunday–Friday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m.