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[BKARTS] Basically Books: The Artwork of Susan Joy Share, Syracuse University Library


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Basically Books:

The Artwork of Susan Joy Share


Thursday, November 8 at 4 p.m. in the

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, E.S. Bird Library, Syracuse, NY


Susan Joy Share, artist, bookbinder and performer, will show slides and
video of her magical handmade boxes and books whose colorful contents
include expanding structures, animated objects, and percussive sounds.
Share combines a multitude of media derived from traditional
bookbinding, sewing, painting, collage and sculpture. She will also show
work she created for public art commissions in Anchorage. 


Susan Joy Share was born in Syracuse, NY and received a BFA from the NYS
College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1977. She worked as an
artist in New York City for 20 years, then, moved to Anchorage, AK in


Share's artwork is included in collections at the Anchorage Museum of
History and Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Brooklyn
Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Ruth and Marvin
Sackner Archive and the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection. She has
exhibited and performed a throughout the US and in England, Ireland and


Share worked as a book conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
the New York Historical Society, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and taught
at many noted institutions including the Center for Book Arts, NYC;
Anderson Ranch Arts Center , CO; Penland School of Crafts, NC; Haystack
Mountain School of Crafts, ME; visual Studies Workshop, NY; Columbia
College Center for Book and Paper, IL; and the University of Alaska


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For more information on the lecture and series please contact:

Peter Verheyen, pdverhey@xxxxxxx, 315-443-9756



Peter D. Verheyen
Preservation & Digital Access Librarian
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
<http://scrc.syr.edu <http://scrc.syr.edu/> >


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