“Transforming Knowledge: Altered Books” is an art exhibit that opens at University of Puget Sound’s Collins Memorial Library on Feb. 1. This exhibit features altered books made by artists from Tacoma and the South Sound. Artists were given a discarded volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica from the Collins Library and asked to transform the volume into a unique work of art. The selection of an encyclopedia volume was intentional, as it symbolizes a comprehensive summary of information from all branches of knowledge. This exhibit provides the opportunity to reflect upon our relationship with the printed word and the future of libraries. Collins Memorial Library expresses its gratitude to the participating artists who have transformed the discarded volumes into new and vibrant works of art that reflect a rebirth of ideas. The exhibit also features photographs from local artist Sharon Styer as well as a number of books about books, knowledge and libraries.
The exhibit will be on view through May 12.
For information, visit www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/collins-memorial-library.