Just One Look Artists’ Books Exhibit

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Art Around Us | No Comments

Image of Cupid and Psyche, by Mari Eckstein Gower

Cupid and Psyche by Mari Eckstein Gower of Redmond, Washington. Inspired by a work of the same name by Apulieus and suggested by Ashli Baker of Bucknell University.

Just One Look: an exhibition of contemporary book arts exploring the theme of Women and Vision

University of Washington is currently showing an exhibition of 32 new art books. Created by local and national artists, this exhibition was part of “Visions: Feminism and Classics VII,” a conference sponsored by the Women’s Classical Caucus, a part of the Society for Classical Studies.

A wide range of mediums were used to create these gorgeous books — including illustration, photography, paper and fiber artwork. In most cases, the artists used text that was suggested by UW faculty from UW Humanities areas.

This exhibition is beautiful and inspiring on many levels — artistically and socially. If you aspire to create books or love seeing beautiful work, visit this exhibition soon before it closes on July 29th.

The exhibit was co-curated by UW alumna Lauren Dudley with Sandra Kroupa, UW Libraries’ well-known book arts and rare book curator.

Just One Look
Now through July 29, 2016
University of Washington Libraries’ Special Collections department, in Allen Library
Learn more about Just One Look.

“A-MAZE-ING LAUGHTER”

Posted by on Aug 19, 2010 in Art Around Us | No Comments

Additional work by Yue MinjunOnce again, art proves its ability to cause an emotional response and inspire interaction.

Last weekend, while walking along Vancouver’s English Bay we found this temporary exhibition featuring these giants created by the Chinese artist, Yue Minjun. Everyone around these sculptures were smiling, laughing and imitating their poses and expressions.