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Foundations of Fortitude:
Selections from the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection

Clark Humanities Museum, Jan. 8–Feb. 21, 2018

Reception:  Tues, Jan. 23 at 4 pm

"Artist, art historian, writer, museum founder and filmmaker, Dr. Samella Lewis devoted her career to increasing understanding of the achievements of African American artists. In honor of the Scripps College professor, the Samella Lewis Collection, a gathering of outstanding works by artists of color and women artists, was begun at Scripps. This rich collection provided the source for the upcoming exhibition, Foundations of Fortitude: Selections from the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection. Powerful and provocative, the pieces on display were produced by many of the most renowned artists of the 20th century. The exhibition opens on Jan. 8 at the Clark Humanities Museum of Scripps College, with a reception on Tues, Jan. 23 at 4 pm. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The exhibition features a varied selection of works on paper from such celebrated artists as: Elizabeth Catlett, John Biggers, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, John T. Scott, and Samella Lewis, herself. In addition, the exhibition will showcase a number of rare artist books donated to Scripps by Dr. Lewis, including Maya Angelou’s Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul, with etchings by Dean Mitchell; Zora Neale Hurston’s Bookmarks in the Pages of our Lives, with serigraphs by Betye Saar; and Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham City Jail, with serigraphs by Faith Ringgold.

Professor Mary MacNaughton, director of the Williamson Gallery, and Linnea Rosenberg, a Wilson intern at the Williamson Gallery, organized Foundations of Fortitude with a shared intention. Rosenberg commented: “These artists honed their creative practices with resolve, producing a unique aesthetic. Recognition and praise for their collaboration, commitment, and artistry are long overdue.

The Clark Humanities Museum is located in the Humanities Building at the center of Scripps College Campus. Directions can be found at The museum’s hours are Mon. through Fri., from 9–12:30 pm and 1:30–5 pm. Admission is free. For more information, please call (909) 607-8090."

Scripps College Press: Spring 2018 Goudy Lecture
Scripps College Campus, Claremont, CA 91711

Monday, March 19, 2018, 4:15 PM-5:15 PM PDT

Scripps College Press invites you to the Spring 2018 Frederic W. Goudy Lecture in Book Arts by Ganzeer. The lecture is made possible with the support of the Scripps College Harper Lecture Funds.

Ganzeer: Making the Intangible Tactile
Monday, March 19, 2018
Hampton Room (Scripps College campus, Claremont, CA 91711)

The Goudy Lecture is free and open to the public.

Attempting to make tactile things out of intangible ideas in a world that is becoming increasingly immersed in the virtual has great immeasurable value. Ganzeer discusses this using examples of his own work as well as the work of others from across history, and in so doing provides a working methodology for the philosophically inclined.

Ganzeer is a maker of Concept Pop, a kind of cultural insurgency that can be seen in his wide-ranging output, be it installations, prints, paintings, videos, objects, guerrilla actions in public space, writing, and also comix.

Art in America has referred to his practice as “New Realism,” while the New York Times called him a “chameleon” and the Huffington Post placed him on a list of “25 Street Artists from Around the World who are Shaking Up Public Art.” Sci-Fi Addicts also suggested that he may be one of “5 Comic Book Writers Who Could Continue Alan Moore’s Legacy.” His work is in a number of museums and institutional collections, and his limited edition screenprints and lithographs are sold through BOOKLYN. His current project is a sci-fi graphic novel titled THE SOLAR GRID, which has awarded him a Global Thinker Award from Foreign Policy in 2016.

You can view Ganzeer’s work at

For additional information, visit or contact Professor Tia Blassingame at 

The Mills College Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies 2018
Oakland, CA
June 4-15, 2018

The Mills College Book Art Program is pleased to announce the third annual Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies taking place June 4-15, 2018. 

The summer institute is open to members of the national book art community and will include 5-day workshops taught at the master class level.

Session I: June 4-8, 2018
Sarah Bryant: Complicating the Surface: Spontaneity and Precision
Samuel Feinstein: Intermediate Finishing: Tooling with Egg Glaire

Session II: June 11-15, 2018
Jessica Spring: The Daredevil is in the Details: Mastering Letterpress Composition
Dorothy Yule: Inventor's Lab for Book Artists: Hybrid Accordions and Movable Book Structures

Artist Presentations by the Summer Institute Instructors: June 10th, 2018
2:30-4:30    Hellar Rare Book Room, F.W. Olin Library 

This event is sponsored by the Mills College Center for the Book and is free and open to the public.

Find out more and apply now at

Questions about the Mills College Summer Institute for Book and Print Technologies or the application process, can be directed to

Artspace, Raleigh, NC 
January 26–March 3, 2018

Members of the Triangle Book Arts group explore transformation, dissent, and reuse through the lens of upcycling and book arts―elevating what might otherwise be discarded to new meaning or use. On view at Artspace, Gallery 1, 201 E. Davie St, Raleigh, NC. Opening Reception is February 2, 2018. 

For additional information, call (919) 821-2787 or go to:

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