Williams College Libraries is hosting a talk about artist books on Monday March 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m., featuring Rutherford Witthus, whose work is displayed in the exhibit “Geograhies: New England Book Work” currently in Sawyer Library, and Robert Volz, Custodian of the Chapin Library.
Mr Witthus will discuss his work as a book artist and give a tour of the exhibit by the New England Guild of Book Workers, which features book artists from New England. Mr Volz will discuss the long and rich history of artist books, and showcase examples from the Chapin Library collection, ranging from 1463 century to modern times.
2:00 pm: Introduction by Christine Menard, Head of Research Services and Library Outreach Research
2:10 pm: NEGBW artist, Rutherford Witthus, discusses his work, bookmaking and the Guild.
2:30 pm: Q&A moderated by Kate Barber, WCMA’s Publications Assistant and Guild Member
2:45 pm: Guide walk through of the NEGBW with Rutherford and one of the Chapin librarians
3:15 pm: Discussion of the Chapin collection
This event is co-sponsored by Williams College Libraries and the New England Guild of Book Workers. The exhibit, “Geographies: New England Book Work” will be on display in Sawyer Library until March 30.
Monday March 2, 2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sawyer Library, Archives/Chapin Instruction Room (4th floor)