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Julie Chen & Robbin Ami Silverberg

Julie Chen & Robbin Ami Silverberg

Of Interest

February 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The UW Department of Classics and University Libraries present

Creating Reality: Mapping the World, Mapping the Mind

The presentation will feature Catherine Connors, Associate Professor in Classics & Alain M. Gowing, Professor and Chair in Classics, University of Washington; Robbin Ami Silverberg, paper and book artist, New York; and Julie Chen, book artist, Berkeley, CA. The panelists will discuss how we create reality through our description of geography and how our description of place impacts memory.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibit “Under the Wings of Artemis: the Crossroads of Scholarship and Art”, on view in Special Collections, Allen Library South, through February 21, 2014.

There will be a closing reception for the exhibit before the panel presentation.  Light refreshments will be served from 5:30-7:00 and the exhibition will be open for viewing.  Food and drink will be restricted to the Special Collections lobby space.

Robbin Ami Silverberg is an artist and founding director of Dobbin Mill, a hand-papermaking studio, and Dobbin Books, a collaborative artist book studio in New York. Her artwork is divided between artist books and installations. The work conceptually focuses on word cognition and inter-linearity, with an emphasis on process and paper as activated substrate.  Robbin also teaches at Pratt Institute at the Brooklyn campus.

Julie Chen established Flying Fish Press, Berkeley, CA in 1987. The press focuses on the design and production of limited edition artists' books with an emphasis on three-dimensional and movable book structures and fine letterpress printing. Work from the press is known for combining meticulous attention to craft, intricate structural design, and inspired artistic vision. Julie also teaches at Mills College in the MFA Writing/Book Arts program.



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Robbin Ami Silverberg, Subterranean Geography, 2011 Alain M. Gowing, Roman Fragments, 2013