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Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper

April 11, 2013

 This spring, UW-Madison Libraries will host an exciting exhibit and event series focusing on the history and artistry of paper. Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper is a multi-library exhibit co-curated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and Lyn Korenic of the Kohler Art Library.  The exhibit will run from April 15 through June 2013, and will include display cases at the Kohler Art Library and at Silver Buckle Press and the Department of Special Collections in Memorial Library.  In addition, the Friends of the Libraries will sponsor a series of related lectures, artist talks, and workshops.  All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

LIBRARY EXHIBITS (April 15 through June 2013)

  • History of Handmade and Commercial Paper and Wisconsin-related Industry, Department of Special Collections, 976 Memorial Library
  • Paper Engineering, Silver Buckle Press, 2nd floor, Memorial Library
  • Handmade Paper with Wisconsin Roots, Kohler Art Library, 160 Elvehjem Building


Annual Schewe Lecture: The Future of [Handmade] Paper

Professor Timothy Barrett, MacArthur Fellow  and Director of the University of Iowa Center for the Book, will speak to the future of printing and paper in the digital age.  This event will include an exhibit viewing in Special Collections  from 5:00-6:00pm, followed by Dr. Barrett’s lecture and a reception.

  • When: Wednesday, April 24, 5:00–7:00 pm.
  • Where: 976, Memorial Library, 728 State Street

Artist Talk: Concept to (Political) Action: Pop-Up Artists’ Books

Paper engineer Shawn Sheehy will talk about the inspiration for his engaging sculptural books that explore environmental politics, and show images from his works.

  • When: Tuesday, May 14, 12:00–1:30 pm
  • Where: 126 Memorial Library, 728 State Street

Workshop: Fundamentals of Pop-up Workshop with Shawn Sheehy

Fundamental pop-up techniques will be demonstrated by paper engineer and environmental educator Shawn Sheehy in this hands-on workshop.

  • When: Tuesday, May 14, 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Where: 126, Memorial Library, 728 State Street
  • Participants will need to bring the following basic tools: a self-healing mat, an x-acto knife with a fresh blade, a steel ruler, a pencil, and a bone folder.

Pre-registration required with priority given to Madison-area students. Non-students may ask to be put on a waiting list. To register, please contact Lyn Korenic at the Kohler Art Library by phone (608-263-2256) or e-mail (lkorenic@library.wisc.edu) by April 30th


For more information, please visit the Friends of the Libraries Events page, or contact Tracy Honn at Silver Buckle Press (thonn@library.wisc.edu) or Lyn Korenic at the Kohler Art Library (lkorenic@library.wisc.edu).