News from the Archives & Special Collections

Thanks to everyone who attended the opening of the artists’ books exhibitions at the Denison Museum!   We were happy to welcome not just Denison folks, but members of the greater community who value the arts.  The Johanna Drucker show was a marvel of Drucker’s artistry, plus expert installation by the museum staff.  The “Book + Art” exhibition featured Ohio talent, and included artists’ books from the Denison Libraries; many of the books could be handled by visitors, who enjoyed the hands-on experience. 

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News from the Archives & Special Collections

I am excited to tell you about some upcoming events related to the book arts, that include:  the Feb. 8 opening of several exhibitions of artists’ books at the Denison Museum; a lecture by noted book artist Johanna Drucker on Feb. 28 at the Dension Libraries; a gallery talk by Ms. Drucker on Mar. 1 at the Denison Museum; and a talk by Bob Tauber, head of the OSU’s Logan Elm Press, on Mar.

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Franklin Lecture Series: Thinking Through the Artist’s Book

Denison Library has the honor of hosting a talk by visual artist Ellen Sheffield, to be held in our President’s Room (on the main floor entrance) on September 25th at 4:30 p.m. This opportunity, sponsored by the library’s newly-established Franklin Lecture Series, introduces us to the integration of text, image and the book form.

Chosen for the Ohio Arts Council’s Artist in Residence Program, the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s Artists-in-Schools program, and a recipient of two Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships, Ellen is a lover of the book-as-art medium.

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Preservation Course: Book Collections Maintenance & Repair

Instructor: Miriam Nelson

Date: August 13-16, 2012

Cost: Tuition and Materials Fee: $735

Registration

This class is a hands-on workshop for those responsible for the care, maintenance, and repair of circulating book collections. The class is of particular relevance to those professionals seeking an in-house option to outsourcing some repair and enclosure treatments to a commercial bindery.

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NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is upon us!

The task?  To write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.  It is ridiculous and impossible and fun!  It is also a chance for writers to experience community while they work – a wonderful proposition.  In 2010 over 200,000 people from around the world participated.  There are some writers here at Denison and many more in Columbus.

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