The Greenwich Library, in Greenwich, Connecticut, will celebrate its centennial this fall with a selection of books that celebrate the written word. Guild of Book Workers members JENNY HILLE and MARY SCHLOSSER have assisted in organizing the exhibit, titled "Honoring Words: The Art of Book Design". Opening September 14, 1995, the librarys Hurlbutt Gallery will display nearly one hundred books from private and institutional collections across the country, as well as the librarys own rare books division.
Robert Motherwell, Henri Matisse, Rockwell Kent and Barry Moser are among the artists whose work illustrates some of the volumes. Bindings display other talents, including JOHN FRANKLIN MOWERY, MICHAEL WILCOX, and MONIQUE LALLIER. Contemporary work by Vincent FitzGerald and The Limited Editions Club is also featured.Volumes have been borrowed from such institutions as The Grolier Club, The New York Public Library nd the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The exhibit will open with a special reception from 6 to 8 pm on September 14. Mr. Martin Antonetti, Librarian of the Grolier Club, will speak on "From Kelmscott to Pennyroyal: Discovering the Art of Modern Fine Printing" in the gallery on Thursday, October 5 at 6 pm. DEBORAH M. EVETTS, Book Conservator for the Pierpont Morgan Library, will present a slide lecture on book bindings in the librarys Cole Auditorium on Thursday, October 12 at 8 pm. The exhibit will run through October 19. (See Calendar)
CAROL BARTON, book artist, curator and faculty member at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, was declared to be "one of the worlds fifty best calligraphy instructors" by Judy Hoyle, Director of LETTERFORUM 95, the Fifteenth International Conference of Lettering Artists which took place in St. Marys, Md. in July where Carol taught a workshop "Creative Book Structures for Calligraphers".
Carol is also one of the curators of the exhibition, "Science and the Artists Book", Washington, DC that opened May 26th and is being shown in two locations. It was co-sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries and the Washington Project for the Arts. Two of the participating artists are DANIEL KELM and TIMOTHY ELY. Part 1 runs through November 3, Part 2 until September 2.
MARIE KELZER left her position as Conservation Technician at University of California Berkeley to become Head of Preservation at San Francisco Public Library in April 1995. Ph: 415/557-4302; e-mail: email@example.com. In addition, she is still selling her paste paper designs and paper products through her business, PAPER ARTS. Ph: 415/285-9127.