It Was Nice

Reception: Sarah Welch and James Beard, Environmental Artists’ Books, Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 4:30pm
Olin Memorial Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown

FREE! Open to the public.

Remarks at 5:30pm by Special Collections & Archives Director Suzy Taraba as well as students Giorgia Peckman ’18 and Hunter Vannier ’20.

A reception from 4:30pm to 6pm for artists impacted by 2017 hurricanes, including Sarah Welch and James Beard from Houston, Texas (whose Reading Room installation is on display in the Olin Memorial Library Lobby through Sunday, April 8, 2018); and Arnaldo Rodríguez Bagué from San Juan, Puerto Rico (whose artist talk and film screening will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018); and the Open House of Environmental Artists’ Books in Special Collections & Archives.

Since 2014, students in E&ES 197 "Introduction to Environmental Studies" have had the option of creating an artist book for their final project. Each semester, a selection of the most creative and interesting projects have been donated to Special Collections & Archives. A selection of artist books will be on display, along with a few of the works that inspired them. There will be remarks at 5:30pm in the Davison Rare Book Room in Olin Memorial Library (located on the east side of the first floor.)

Presented by Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts in collaboration with the College of the Environment and Special Collections & Archives in Olin Memorial Library.