mcad artists' books collection

NOW ON DISPLAY: From Point A to Point B: Snippets of Barbara Schulz’s Hitchhiker Vinegarettes In Progress

During her 2012 sabbatical at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium, Comic Arts professor Barbara Schulz created Hitchhiker Vinegarettes. It is a sequence of comic vignettes, written by Deb Balzer, described as follows in the book’s colophon:

Hitchhiker Vinegarettes is a series of childhood memory sketches expressed through the graphic art form. These comic art shorts are a play on the literal vignette and emulsified vinaigrette creating poetic visual stories infused with some damn sour, often absurd and memorable moments.

Professor Schulz has generously shared with the Library her in-progress sketches and inks from various points in the production of the book.  These along with a copy of the finished book from the Library’s Artists Books Collection are now on display through the end of the semester in the main reading room. Whether you’re deeply interested in the innermost workings of how a comic book is made, or you just need a bit of rest and relaxation before the beginning of the end of the school year, come by the Library to check out From Point A to Point B today!

– Allison, MFA ‘16 (Painting/Drawing, GA – Artists’ Books Collection)


NOW ON DISPLAYMyriad: Selected Recent Acquisitions from the MCAD LIbrary Artists’ Book Collection

The MCAD Library Gallery’s first exhibition of the fall semester features selected works from our Artists’ Books Collection.  It provides a glimpse of the myriad of book art styles in the collection as seen through these recent acquisitions. From the delicate and complex binding of Kyoko Matsunaga’s The Intersection, to the bold print technique and scroll format of Susan Lowdermilk’s Dreams, to the exquisite work in the miniature format of MCAD faculty Jody Williams’ Just This, and others in between, Myriad shows just some of the variety to be found in the Artists’ Books Collection.

Other artists in the exhibition include: Kelie Bowman, Alex Fuller, Peter Happel Christiansen, Mary Marsh, Kyoko Matsunaga, Erin Mickelson, Pamela Paulsrud, Maria Pisano, Regula Russelle, Chad Rutter, Zak Sally, Erica Van Horn, Heather Weston and Ward Zwart.

Ask at the Circulation Desk to find out how you may explore the collection.

View more works in the collection on the Library’s Flickr page.

Myriad: Selected Recent Acquisitions from the MCAD Artist’s Book Collection will be on display in the MCAD Library Gallery from August 24 – September 11, 2015.