[Local events] Betty Bright talk on artist's books, Saturday 8/12

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Fri Aug 11 12:52:21 PDT 2006

An illustrated lecture on artist's books
by Betty Bright

Saturday, August 12, 2:00 pm
U.S. Bank Room
Central Library
801 SW 10th Avenue
Free admission


As part of the current exhibition in the Collins Gallery, "Treasures of
the John Wilson Special Collections," the Wilson room will present an
illustrated lecture by Betty Bright,

Betty Bright is an independent scholar, curator and teacher. She received
a doctorate in art history from the University of Minnesota, and is the 
of an important critical work, No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America,
1960-1980 (Granary Books, 2005), the first history to trace the emergence
of the artist's book in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s.
She co-founded the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, served as program
director for nine years, and curated more than 50 exhibitions.

The exhibition in the Collins Gallery at Central Library features work from
all areas of the Wilson Room's special collections, including contemporary
book arts. Artists exhibited include Catherine Alice Michaelis (May Day 
Emily Larned (Red Charming Press); Claire Van Vliet (Janus Press); Sandy
Tilcock (lone goose press); Jessica Spring (Springtide Press); Diane Jacobs
(Scantron Press), Jules Remedios Faye (Street of Crocodiles Printery), 
Stern (Grey Spider Press), and Kathy Kuehn (Salient Seedling Press).
Works by William Morris, Walter Hamady, and Leonard Baskin are also on 

For more information, see 
or contact John Wilson Special Collections Librarian Jim Carmin
at 503.988.6287 or jimc at multcolib.org.

Jim Carmin
John Wilson Special Collections Librarian
Multnomah County Library
801 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
jimc at multcolib.org
phone: 503-988-6287
fax: 503-988-5226

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