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Thursday, May 1 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bookings: Making Makerspaces for Artists Books

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Sponsored by Washington Art Library Resources Committee (WALRC)


Ann Kalmbach, Executive Director, Women's Studio Workshop
Tatana Kellner, Artistic Director, Women's Studio Workshop
Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artistic Director, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Susan Chute, Archival Collections Consultant, WSW
Sandra Brown, WSW and MLIS Candidate, SUNY Albany

Susan Chute, Archival Consultant, WSW
Sandra Brown, Office Manager, WSW and MLIS Candidate, SUNY Albany

This workshop, presented by the Artistic Directors and Librarians of Women's Studio Workshop and hosted by Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, will address the evolution of Library as Place by offering participants hands-on experience in conducting MakerSpace sessions focusing on the creation of handmade artists’ books. Participants will each create an artist’s book while learning strategies to sponsor bookmaking sessions in their own libraries and workspaces. Specific attention will be devoted to developing thematic content; we'll use the changing library landscape as a prompt. Possible topics include the decline of the book in a physical form; the widespread dispersion of personal information through social media; the definition of library community; the demonization of people who democratize the spread of proprietary information (Aaron Swartz, Chelsea Manning, Edward J. Snowden); the dilemma of complying with FISA requests and National Security Letters; the legitimacy of information in a knowledge landscape where anyone can publish; and adaptive reuse of artistic work. Participants will leave the workshop with an artist’s book of their own making, using monoprinting and other practical printing techniques. They will also come away with a blueprint for building community and advocating for libraries by designing creative, collaborative MakerSpaces focused around the book. Registration includes a materials fee.

Maximum Participants: 15

Fee: $65 (includes materials fee)

Thursday May 1, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center 8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910

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