The Herron Library’s notable Fine Press / Book Arts collection of works created by distinguished book artists across the globe, such as Ron King, Julie Chen, Rebecca Goodale, Bea Nettles, as well as many other acclaimed artists plays a valuable role to influence the Herron School of Art and Design book arts students’ creative work during their academic career. The students’ creative journey into the book arts comes full circle for the students with their Book Arts Capstone Exhibition Experience exhibit held at the Herron Art Library during the their final semester.
Under the direction of the Herron School of Art and Design book arts instructor, and in consultation with the art librarian, this student-driven exhibition highlights selections of the students’ works created during their academic career at Herron. It is easy to see the influence and impact of the Herron Art Library’s collection through the students’ use of unique binding structures, materials, mediums, and/or themes. This capstone exhibition experience often gives the students their first opportunity to curate and install an exhibition highlighting their creative research. Students are responsible to select, install, promote, and, host an opening reception for the exhibition in the Herron Art Library. The exhibition remains on display in the Herron Art Library May through August.