The Claire T. Carney Library is currently featuring an exhibit of 15 art books created by students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Participating students completed the course on bookmaking, known as the Art of the Book, taught in the fall semester by Design Professor and CVPA Assistant Dean, Janine Wong. The purpose of the course is to explore “the possibilities inherent in the book’s function as a repository of ideas and a form for expression.”
Students study historical books and develop new forms by creating a variety of book structures, both traditional and contemporary. Students explore structure and content of the book form and are introduced to print process and technologies as well as
Each book features original haiku by John P. Landry. Landry serves on the staff of the English department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In April 2007 he was named the official Poet Laureate for the city of New Bedford by Mayor Scott W. Lang. The Poet Laureate’s official duties for the city are to compose and read poetry at various venues and special events within New Bedford.
The exhibit is located in the glass display cases on the first floor of the library. The following students participated: Victor Morse, Matt Sullivan, Danielle Lavoie, Gianna Abbondanza, Amy Williams, Nick Carey, Stacey Sarber, Sadira Rashidi, Amy McGillicuddy, Savanna Ferreira, Christina Martins, Jennifer Soares, Beth Enko, Lisel Dexheimer, and Erin LaPlante.