Exhibition, Reception, Awards
Exhibition on view January 28 - April 28, 2019, RISD Fleet Library 1st floor, 2nd floor, and balcony
Opening Reception & Award Announcement February 20, 2019 at 6:00pm, RISD Fleet Library 1st floor
We are happy to announce that Erica Mena-Landry is this year's juror. Erica is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. They hold an MFA in poetry from Brown University, an MFA in literary translation from the University of Iowa, and an M.Phil in Culture & Criticism from the University of Cambridge. Erica is currently a visiting lecturer in book arts and poetry at Brown University.
Special Collections at the Fleet Library at RISD provides a vast array of inspirational Artists’ Books. The Special Collections Librarian works closely with faculty and students to connect them with this extraordinary collection.
We acknowledge the long-term collaboration and friendship between the late Jan Baker, former Graphic Design Professor and Laurie Whitehill, the former Special Collections Librarian. Both have been dedicated to the research, teaching, and making of artists’ books at RISD.
To honor their legacy and their combined 60 years of dedication and passion in the field of Book Arts, we are implementing the Baker & Whitehill Student Artists’ Book Contest in their names with the 5th contest. The aim of this competition is to encourage faculty in all mediums at RISD to use the Artists’ Book Collection as inspiration for their classes; in addition, for students to be stimulated by the collection to create their own Artists’ Books.