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Review of Robert Seydel’s books by Hampshire alum

Ryan Mihaly, ’08F was one of the curators (along with Audrey Nefores) of the exhibit in the Hampshire Gallery, “I Make Me Up: The Work of Robert Seydel and his Pupils” that was up from September 12-29, 2014. That wonderful exhibit coincided with the opening of the Robert Seydel Reading Room in the Hampshire Library this past fall.

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Hampshire Representation at Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

The purpose of the Art + Feminism event was to help correct a bias in Wikipedia which is disproportionately written by and about men. In just a short time, the group gathered at Mass Art created Wikipedia accounts and then learned how to create external links, when a person is considered “notable” and therefore eligible for a Wikipedia entry, and what types of sources are acceptable.

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

March 5, 2015 marks the eighth anniversary of the bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street, a literary center in Baghdad named after the 10th century poet. The bombing killed thirty people, wounded more than 100, and destroyed a center of book selling and reading. This summer, the Harold F. Johnson Library and the Hampshire College Art Gallery will host an exhibition of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here project.

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Papercut Workshop in the Library

Papercut and tapestry artist Tamar Shadur came to the library yesterday evening to conduct a workshop for Hampshire students interested in learning this ancient art form. About 15 students (and a couple of staff and faculty members) came to the Hill Urbina Room on the 3rd floor to learn how to make papercut work around the theme of the “Tree of Life.”

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The Reader on the Magic Board

On the Magic Board this week: The Reader exhibits a sample of visual submissions to The Reader, Hampshire’s longest running literary magazine.

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Curious about Movable Artist Books? Sarah Jane Young

At the very center of the Movable Artist Books display is the work of Hampshire student artist Sarah Jane Young. Some of her selected works focus on different ways of unfolding that shift and innovate bookbinding norms, while others stay rooted in traditional methods.

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Curious about Movable Artist Books? Nadia Herman

The finely detailed work of Hampshire student Nadia Herman adorns the first floor glass case with lace-like impressions of the animal kingdom. Her intricate, yet calming, creature creations breathe life into the blank pages within, giving her books a glow of curious consciousness.