Library Hosts Two Collections of Books

Though most people think that a library is a place that only houses books, it also is a place to gain a little culture.

Starting Sunday (Oct. 8) the library will feature a special exhibit of two artists’ books: Nevin Mercede and Jennifer Evans Kinsley.

Mercede’s exhibit is located on the main floor of the library near the Reference area, while Kinsley’s exhibit is held in the fifth-floor exhibit cases.

Mercede, who is an assistant professor of art at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, will be exhibiting selections from her Reflections series of artist books. Mercede earned her BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and her MFA from the University of Montana.

Mercede, who is a proclaimed “gypsy artist/educator,” has taught in 11 programs at eight colleges, including the University of South Florida and Washington University in St. Louis, before arriving at Antioch College.

Mercede’s books feature egg tempera paintings and color lithographs in a folio format.

Kinsley, a native of Granville, will feature books that have utilized traditional and non-traditional materials and formats.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact University Archivist Cara Gilgenbach in Doane Library at (740) 587-6399.

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