SHIRLEY JONES & THE RED HEN PRESS: EXHIBITION, LECTURE & RECEPTION THIS FALL, SMITH COLLEGE, NORTHAMPTON MA
Shirley Jones is an accomplished writer and artist, born and still residing in Wales. The Mortimer Rare Book Room is helping to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her Red Hen Press this year with an exhibition of her limited edition books and prints, September 12-December 20. On Thursday, September 26, Shirley will give an illustrated talk in the Neilson Library Browsing Room at 4 pm, followed by a reception and viewing of the exhibiton on the third floor of Neilson in the Book Arts Gallery.
Shirley Jones’ writing is often personal, and she also illustrates ancient Welsh sagas and histories which she translates into English. She specializes in aquatints and mezzotints; the exhibition includes a series of mezzotint state proofs demonstrating the process. Shirley has a long-standing friendship with curators and staff in special collections at Smith; we hope you will join us to welcome her once again as she delights us with words and prints.
A retrospective catalog, Shirley Jones and the Red Hen Press, is available in the Mortimer Rare Book Room (and by mail). For more information on Shirley’s work and the catalog: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/info/news/redhenpress