As an organization devoted to supporting women artists, the gang at WSW is pretty aware of the benefits behind attending a Women’s University. Whether we’re talking studio space or the class room, giving gents the boot tends to shift the dynamic of your environment. It’s a valuable shift… one that is hard to convey with words (especially when clichés come to mind, but seriously, being around just gals, it really is nurturing).
The droves of applicants to our own programming tell us there is a need for a special space to focus. A room of one’s own, if you will. (Thank you, Virginia). So WSW would like to congratulate Scripps on 70 years of providing women with just that kind of space.
If you are in the Southern California area, SAVE THE DATE for this celebratory event at Scripps, it also happens to feature a good friend of ours, Kathleen Walkup. Kathy is the curator extraordinaire behind our traveling exhibition, Hand, Voice, & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop. HVV continues to tour through 2013.
Still covered with ink: Nuns, widows, mavericks & other passionate printers
Frederic W. Goudy Lecture with Kathleen Walkup
Saturday, September 17, 2011
at 1:30 p.m. in the Humanities Auditorium
followed by a panel discussion at 2:30 p.m.
and reception at Clark Humanities Museum at 3:30 p.m.
Scripps College, Claremont, California
From the vernacular books set by the nuns of St. Jacobus de Ripoli to the irrepressible antics of Jane Grabhorn, women have been involved with the craft and trade of printing since printing was invented. Some are named: Charlotte Guillard, Ann Franklin, Emily Faithfull, Emily Pitts Stevens, Elizabeth Corbet Yeats. Most, though, are anonymous: wives, widows, working women, cheap labor. Altogether, exploring the work of these women is tracing the entire history of printing, this time through a slightly different lens.
(Scripps will also be hosting a special Goudy workshop, and an exhibition during the celebration, For more details contact Kitty Maryatt at email@example.com)
Which of the Seven Sister Schools have WSW books in their library holdings? We’ll send some WSW swag to the first comment to correctly list all sister holdings.
You can search our online artist’s book archive to sleuth it out!