Lass Gallery and Simon Room

Skillman Library Lass Gallery exhibits photographs and works on paper; The Simon Special Collections Room highlights the Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department.

In the Lass Gallery

Liza Roos Prior Lucy ’74: Quilts in Glorious Color is a collection of quilts by Liza Lucy, a quilt, needlepoint, and knitting designer and expert quiltmaker, who has collaborated with celebrated textile designer, Kaffe Fassett, on four major quilt design books. She is the owner of Glorious Color, Inc., in New Hope, Pennsylvania, a source for fabrics designed by Kaffe Fassett and others.

The exhibit is in honor of the anniversary of the arrival of Lafayette’s first women students in the fall of 1970. Liza is a member of this distinguished first class of women, the Class of 1974.

Talk by the Artist
Wednesday, October 6, 4:10 pm
Gendebien Room, Skillman Library

In the Simon Room
Ninja Press: Twenty-Five Years & Counting

For twenty-five years, Ninja Press in Sherman Oaks, California, has turned out some of the finest work to be found in the contemporary artists’ books scene.  The press was founded in 1984 by Carolee Campbell, who continues to be its sole proprietor and who designs, prints, and binds every volume of each edition produced by the press.  Specializing in contemporary poetry, Campbell has printed the works of such poets as Breyten Breytenbach, Robert Bringhurst, Michael Hannon, W.S. Merwin, José Montoya, and Nathaniel Tarn.  The limited-edition books and broadsides produced by Ninja Press are avidly collected by institutions that specialize in artists’ books.

Skillman Library is honored to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ninja Press with this exhibition.  On view are all of the sixteen book productions of the press, as well as chapbooks and nearly thirty broadsides.  Realia from several of the editions include binding and presswork notes, binding jigs and stencils, printing plates, and various states of binding materials. Photographs taken by Campbell for three of the works are also on display.  On November 11, Campbell gave the third annual Schlueter Lecture, “Poetry & the Artists’ Book.”

November 8, 2010 – January 7, 2011:  Simon Room Gallery



Contact Information

Diane Shaw

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