01 May 2019

Please join us!


Book Arts Minor Capstone Exhibit
Reception: Friday, May 3, 2-4 pm
Herron Library
(Soft Opening during “Look/See”)


The exhibit is a culmination of course work with focus on artist books, letterpress, papermaking and combinations of these media. showcased will be individual bodies of work by Cassy Coha, Courtney Kravig, Jazmine Hooper, Jacqlynn Newsome, Emily Nejako and Shelby Pendleton. The Book Arts Minor has allowed each of these six graduates to funnel their creative work through the medium of the artist book in ways distinct to each of their interests and parallel to their major focus of work at Herron.

The exhibit will be on display in the showcases in the front of the library and in the rear alcove and will be on view for the entire summer.

Please join us on May 3 to meet the artists and leaf through their books while display cases are open! Refreshments will be served.


22 August 2016

Haiku for You

This artist book made by Maureen Astley-Mullen is part of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here collection.  This collection is a response from around the world to the March 5, 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi street in Baghdad. A street of booksellers where poets and intellectuals would gather to write, browse, and share ideas.




19 August 2016

Soap Story

Made by the artist Angela Lorenz, the artist book "Soap Story" is a tale about a young woman that could be straight from a soap opera. Told in six parts, each part of the story was encased inside of a handmade cube of soap. To release the pages it was necessary to use the soap all up in order to retrieve the linen pages to insert into the book.









15 August 2016

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Broadsides

A selection of broadsides from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Coalition collection. This collection is a response from around the world to the March 5, 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi street in Baghdad. A street of booksellers where poets and intellectuals would gather to write, browse, and share ideas.


"Trying to Flee" printed by Yvonne Tsang. Text by Saadi Yousef, translation by Khaled Mattawa.

"Attention" printed by Susan Vilmain. Text by Saadi Yousef, translated by Khaled Mattawa.

"Smolder, Decay, Renew" printed by Tom Virgin. Text by al-Mutanabbi.



"Strings" printed by Kathleen Walkup. Text by Sinan Antoon.

"The Poet" printed by Gary Young. Text by Jane Hirshfield.

11 August 2016

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Broadsides

A selection of broadsides from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Coalition collection. This collection is a response from around the world to the March 5, 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi street in Baghdad. A street of booksellers where poets and intellectuals would gather to write, browse, and share ideas.

"Adolescence of Burnt Hands" printed by Greg Shattenberg. Text by Khaled Mattawa.

"Exhaling" printed by Celeste Smeland. Text by Raya.

"Against the Weather" printed by Roger Snell. Text by Owen Hill.

"I Challenge Anyone" printed by Laurie Szujewska. Text by Mohammed Hayawi.

"March 9, 2007 Mutanabbi Street Baghdad" printed by Carol Todaro. Text by Julie Bruck.

08 August 2016

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Broadsides

A selection of broadsides from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Coalition collection. This collection is a response from around the world to the March 5, 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi street in Baghdad. A street of booksellers where poets and intellectuals would gather to write, browse, and share ideas.

"Night in Hamdan" printed by Lisa Beth Robinson. Text by Saadi Yousef, translation by Khaled Mattawa, image by Owen Beckmann.


"Books Exploding" printed by Katrina Rodabaugh.

"The Twisted" printed by Janet Rodney.

"Letterpress Suppressed" printed by John Say and Sheena Valley.

"A Moment" printed by Greg Shattenberg. Text by Saadi Yousef, translated by Khaled Mattawa.

04 August 2016

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Broadsides

A selection of broadsides from the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Coalition collection. This collection is a response from around the world to the March 5, 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi street in Baghdad. A street of booksellers where poets and intellectuals would gather to write, browse, and share ideas.



"Solos on the Oud" printed by Lisa Rappoport. Text by Saadi Yousef, translated by Khaled Mattawa.


"There Is No Abode We Can Call Ours" printed by Lisa Rappoport.



"Who" printed by Simon Redington. 

"Looking for War" printed by Dave Regis and Tracy Heller. Text by Ann Menebroker.

"Destinies" printed by Felicia Rice. Text by Gzar Hantoosh, translation by Saadi Simawe.