We’re settling our brains for a long winter’s nap! Mason Libraries will be closed December 23, 2011 through January 2, 2012. iMasonLibraries, our chat reference service, is offline until Spring Semester starts. Season’s Greetings to one and all!
A new student exhibit, Artists Books as Visual Language, is now on display in the Fenwick Library Lobby. Professor Helen Frederick, and MFA candidate Ceci Cole McInturff, installed an exhibit of artists’ books created by students from the School of Art and the English Department. Students in two Mason classes, “Artists’ Books as Visual Language” and “Bookish Beasts”, explored artists’ books as physical structures and as creative blends of words and images. The culmination of their studies, the display highlights just a small selection of the students’ work. The exhibit will be rotated to showcase the broad range of books created by the students during the fall semester. For more information about the books in this exhibit, contact Professor Frederick, Coordinator of Printmaking, at hfrederi at gmu.edu.
George Mason University Libraries also houses more than 200 artists’ books created by both regional artists and internationally-known book artists. For more information about artists’ books held by the Mason Libraries, please contact Jenna Rinalducci, Art & Visual Technology Liaison Librarian (703/993-3720, jrinaldu at gmu.edu). The books can be viewed by appointment; contact Special Collections & Archives (703/993-2220, speccoll at gmu.edu).
All Mason Libraries will be closed December 23, 2011 through January 2, 2012