ArtsCorner: PurchasePrint Week & Artists’ Books

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In conjuncture with PurchasePrintWeek, hosted by the School of Art+ Design, the Library is proud to showcase a new digital exhibition on artists’ books held in the Library’s Special Collections. Designed and curated by Library intern Christa DeFaber, with the help of Joe Swatski, Special Collections Librarian, the digital exhibit highlights the range of artists’ books found in the Library’s small collection.

View the virtual exhibit at the Library’s Flickr page, get inspired for your own work and of course come to the Library to view the books in person to get the full experience.

Full information on PurchasePrintWeek:

PurchasePrintWeek | 2011Monday, September 19th – Friday, September 23rd40 Years of Purchase Printmaking. 1st Print Week. 1 Big Party. We welcome the campus community to join us for a weeklong series of events that showcases the making of prints and artists’ books. Celebrate with us the collaborative and participatory nature of these dynamic art forms. Embrace the handmade and the mechanically made. Discover how prints encompass communication, reproduction, process, social criticism, and individual imagination. Watch the artists of Bongoût work with Purchase students to create a silkscreened, graphic book. Make your own woodblock printed t-shirt with Drive-by-Press. See miles of prints (and buy one if you like it). Be a part of our 1st Wayzgoose in A+D featuring demonstrations, give-aways, food and music. Trek to MoMA/PS1 in Queens to see your college represented at one of the coolest art events of the season, and buy a copy of the collaborative book created by Bongoût and the students, as well as work by faculty and alumni!Hosted by the School of Art+Design and coordinated by Professors Stella Ebner and Cassandra Hooper, Printmaking Board-of-Study. Made possible in part by a grant from the Strypemonde Foundation.SCHEDULEALL EVENTS ARE FREE, AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

9|19 Monday

EXHIBITION – 10 Year Trove: A Student & Alumni Exhibition

Visual Arts Building, First Floor Exhibition Space (all week)

9|20 Tuesday

OPEN STUDIO: Bongoût collaboration in the Print Studio

Visual Arts Building, Room 1009, 2-4pm


Professor Ebner will give an informal talk about her work and creative process in conjunction with her exhibition at the Performing Arts Center.

Performing Arts Center Upper Lobby: 4-5pm. Reception to follow.

9|21 Wednesday

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: Christian Gfeller and Anna Hellsgård of Bongoût Gallery, Berlin

Visual Arts Building, Room 1016 6:30-7:30pm

9|22 Thursday

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: Gregory Nanney and Joseph Velasquez of Drive by Press, NYC

Visual Arts Building, Room 0009, 3-4pm

WAYZGOOSE: end-of-summer party with hands-on demonstrations with Drive by Press, food, freebies and music.

Visual Arts Building, Room 1009, 4:30-7pm

Purchase Prints: Benefit Print Sale in the Perception Lab

Visual Arts Building, Room 1016, 4-7pm

9|23 Friday

OPEN STUDIO: Bongoût collaboration in the Print Studio

Visual Arts Building, Room 1009, 3-5pm

9|30 Friday – 10|2 Sunday


Opening Night September 29, 6-9pm (Preview)

September 30 – 0ctober 2, 11am – 7pm (Free to the public)


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Art Librarian at Purchase College Library

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