Julie Chen visits Seattle
March 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Moment of a Book: Three Decades of Work by Julie Chen is the exhibition on display in Special Collections, Allen Library, University of Washington Libraries from February 20-June 30, 2017. The exhibit is a 30-year retrospective of one of the most significant and influential book artists in the field and contains all of the artist’s book work. The exhibit celebrates the donation of the first part of Chen’s Flying Fish Press archive to the University Libraries and contains many manuscripts, models, press sheets, polymer plates and binding prototypes. The exhibit is curated by Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts & Rare Book Curator in Special Collections, who has been collecting the artist’s work for 25 years.
On Thursday March 16, 2017, Julie will give a presentation about her work at the University of Washington at 7:00 pm in the Petersen Room, Allen Library, 4th Floor. The talk will be followed by a reception in Special Collections, Allen Library Basement and a walk through the exhibit with the artist and curator. This event is open to the public and free. The exhibition catalog, Reading the Object: Three Decades of Books by Julie Chen will be available for purchase after the presentation on March 16.
Direction to the Petersen Room:
Go to the north lobby of the Allen Library [the one with the crows hanging above your head]. This is the ground floor. If you come in the Suzzallo West Entrance walk completely through the building and you will walk into the Allen Library. You will be on the 1st floor of the lobby with the crows at eye level.
Take the elevator in the lobby to the 4th floor.
As you get out of the elevator, proceed straight and slightly to the left to find the Petersen Room.
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