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Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop

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On Wednesday, September, 25th at 4:00 p.m. The University of Michigan Library will host a reception for the exhibition Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop featuring an artist talk by UM alumnae, Toby Millman (MFA 2007), who will discuss her experiences completing a residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop to make her book, Facts on the Ground. For further information about Toby Millman, see http://​www​.tobymill​man​.com/.

Refreshments and free, full-color catalogs of the exhibition will be given away at the reception on a first come, first serve basis. The Hand, Voice & Vision exhibition, on now until October 21st, presents artists’ books by thirty-six artists published over thirty years by Women’s Studio Workshop. Curated by Kathleen Walkup, the exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most influential contemporary book artists in America. The forty works in Hand, Voice & Vision celebrate three facets that characterize the artist’s book program at Women’s Studio Workshop: the hand-made mark of the book-maker, the unique voices and viewpoints of a broad and diverse range of artists, and the visionary nature of artwork that forges new directions in the medium of book arts. For further information about the exhibition see: http://​hand​voice​vi​sion​.com/

In 2012, the University of Michigan Library became a repository for the ongoing collection of artists’ books created at the Women’s Studio Workshop. This repository is located in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library Special Collections. Works can be viewed online in the AAEL Special Collections Artists’ Books Database at http://​sitemaker​.umich​.edu/​a​r​t​i​s​t​s​books or in person by appointment: please contact Annette Haines, Art & Design Librarian at ahaines@​umich.​edu.