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Art Library to Highlight Artists’ Books and Photobooks April 10

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Artist-Made and Self-Published
Selections from the Sloane Art Library’s Recent Acquisitions
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Sloane Art Library102 Hanes Art Center
5:30 p.m. Reception
5:45 p.m. Presentations
Free and open to the public
Information:  Heather Gendron, Sloane Art Library, (919) 962-2397

Nearly 100 recent additions to the collections of UNC’s Sloane Art Library will be on view during a free public event there on Thursday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m.

Students from UNC’s Art and Museum Library and Information Student Society (AMLISS), along with Art Library staff, will conduct mini-presentations about their favorite acquisitions from the last year.

A particular highlight will be examples of the “photobook” genre. These are books that photographers create around a particular theme or subject, and that make creative use of the book form.

Art Librarian Heather Gendron says this is a new collecting emphasis for the Sloane Art Library, which holds photobooks from around the globe. The photobooks are part of a growing collection of artists’ books, or works of art created as books.

Among the titles on view will be: Cat’s Cradle by Julie Chen; The Afronauts by Cristina De Middel;  Las Meninas by Paul Soulellis; and Foreclosures by Bruce Gilden.

Most of the books were purchased thanks to private gifts through the Library’s gift and endowment funds.

For more information about the Sloane Art Library and ways to support it, contact Heather Gendron, Art Librarian, at (919) 962-2397 or hgendron@email.unc.edu.

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