UPS Events: “Behind the Archives Door” and “Being a 21st Century Scholar in the Digital Age”

Behind the Archives Door: Artists’ Books from the Abecedarian Gallery:

Studio artist and gallerist Alicia Bailey will share book works from Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, Colo., and will talk about the construction, appeal, and relevance of selected works, with opportunities for questions from the audience and hands-on examination.

Alicia is affiliated with several artists’ book professional organizations and has served on the Executive Committee of Guild of Book Workers since 1998. She is owner/director of Abecedarian Gallery, founded in 2007 and focused on the exhibition, promotion, and sale of contemporary artists’ book works. Alicia also acts as an independent curator/juror, instructor/mentor, and regional events coordinator in the book arts. In her studio work, she has focused on book arts since the mid-nineties, producing artists’ books, sculptural books, and limited edition books. Her work has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibits throughout the world and is held in numerous public, private, and special collections. She has a particular passion for book works that include elements beyond surface printed images and text; that move beyond traditional book forms and embrace presentation flexibility, rigid page construction and use of alternative materials.

Collins Memorial Library, September 11, 2017, 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Archives and Special Collections Rooms on the 2nd floor


Being a 21st Century Scholar in the Digital Age:

Guest lecturer Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD, will give a talk on being a public intellectual in the digital age.

Professor Cottom is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She serves on dozens of academic and philanthropic boards and publishes widely on issues of inequality, work, higher education and technology. In 2017, the professional association Sociologists for Women in Society awarded her the Feminist Activist award for using sociology to improve the lives of women. Her research on higher education, work, and technological change in the new economy has been supported by the Microsoft Research Network’s Social Media Collective, The Kresge Foundation, the American Educational Research Association and the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research.

October 19, 2017, 7-9 p.m., Thomas Hall,  Tahoma Room UPS

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