The Artist’s Book: A Work of Art
Wednesday, May 4th at 6 pm EDT via zoom
Artists challenge the traditional book format in order to create one-of-a-kind or limited edition objects inspired by a myriad of techniques and incorporating an array of materials. Artist’s books are works of art that are often interactive and sculptural finding unique ways of telling compelling stories of the human heart.
This virtual event features artist, Anne Sherwood Pundyk and Denison University’s archives & special collections librarian Sasha Kim Griffin along with Denison University’s fine arts librarian Stephanie Kays in a discussion on the collection and preservation of artist’s books and the role of the university archive. The conversation will be hosted by Celena Gilmore, development director at The Works, Newark, Ohio.
During this event participants will be able to view artist's books in Denison University’s permanent collection, including my recently published, The Garden.
About the Participants:
Anne Sherwood Pundyk, artist and writer, New York and Mattituck, NY
Anne describes her process as working from “the inside out” as she gives form to color, shape, and texture in her paintings on unstretched canvas. This approach to making meaning extends to her writing projects including her artist's book, The Garden, acquired by Denison University’s Special Collections in conjunction with her recent exhibition with other family members at The Works, “Permission to Create: The Legacy of Mary Sherwood Wright Jones.”
Sasha Kim Griffin, Denison University’s Archives and Special Collections Librarian
Sasha has been active in the archives profession since 2009, working with academic archival repositories, museum archives, local government records, and special collections. Her professional interests include digital curation and preservation, archival literacy concepts, and the intersection of public history and archival records.
Stephanie Kays, Fine Arts Librarian at Denison University
In addition to Fine Arts, Stephanie is the liaison librarian for Women's & Gender Studies, and East Asian Studies at Denison. Her background is in Art, Archival Studies, and Library and Information Sciences.
Celena Gilmore, Director of Development for The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology.
Celena’s background includes Studio Art, Arts Administration, and Public Affairs. Before coming to The Works, Celena worked as a gallery coordinator and development professional in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Newark, and Columbus. She is passionate about generating accessible art and education opportunities for her community.