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Friday, March 11 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Artists' Books: Vehicles for Social Change

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Sponsored by Puget Sound Book Artists and the San Fransico Museum of Modern Art

From the moment Gutenberg's Bible was set to print, books have played a role in shaping society. The enduring legacy of the book as a powerful vehicle for social transformation is just as significant today as it was over five hundred years ago. This session will focus on how artists’ books can help generate dialog in the classroom about social and environmental stewardship as well as offer opportunities for personal expression. This will be an interactive session, where after presentations by artists whose work focuses on issues of social and environmental stewardship and community engagement through exhibits and educational programming, attendees will engage in discussions that focus on ways to incorporate artists’ books in the classroom and in community settings to generate dialog about social and environmental issues, as well as how the book can be used as a vehicle for personal expression. The local artists selected for this panel have one theme in common – they all challenge the viewer to confront the wide breadth of issues affecting contemporary society including the environment, social justice, climate change and equality.  Artists’ books provoke the viewer to engage in addressing these issues as well as create opportunities for dialog whether in the gallery, in the classroom, or in the community.

Moderators
Jane Carlin, Library Director, University of Puget Sound
Amanda Clark, Library Director, Whitworth University

Speakers
MalPina Chan, Artist/Educator and board member of the Puget Sound Book Artists http://malpinachan.com/home.html
Deborah Greenwood, Artist/Educator and board member of the Puget Sound Book Artists
Lucia Harrison, Professor Emeritus, Evergreen State College, Artist, and board member Puget Sound Book Artists  http://luciaharrison.com/home.html
Jessica Spring, Artist and owner of the Springtide Press, Tacoma, Washington http://springtidepress.com/
Chandler O’Leary, Artist and owner of the Anagram Press, Tacoma, Washington http://chandleroleary.com/about/
Carletta Carrington Wilson, Art Librarian, poet and book artist http://www.carlettacarringtonwilson.com/

Moderators
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Jane Carlin

(Library Director, University of Puget Sound)

Speakers
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MalPina Chan

(Artist/Educator and Board member of the Puget Sound Book Artists)
avatar for Deborah Greenwood

Deborah Greenwood

Artist/Educator and Board Member, Puget Sound Book Artists
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Lucia Harrison

(Professor Emeritus, Evergreen State College, Artist, and Board member Puget Sound Book Artists)


Friday March 11, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Elliot Bay Room The Seattle Westin 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101

Attendees (90)