Celebrate: the UW Press!

Marquand Books (which designs and produces fine illustrated books for art museums, galleries, trade publishers, artists, collectors, and architects) is honoring the University of Washington Press and its over 90 years of publishing and distributing thousands of titles by exhibiting some of its most beautiful and important books during tonight’s art walk from 5 – 8pm at their Paper Hammer location (1400 2nd Ave, Seattle). Copies of the Press’s staff selections will be available at the opening at Paper Hammer and throughout the month of January.

Speaking of the beautiful titles… the UWP has also recently produced Shadows of a Fleeting World: Pictorial Photography and the Seattle Camera Club with the University of Washington Libraries and the Henry to accompany the upcoming exhibit of the same name, which opens on February 12th. The book was written by David F. Martin, an independent art historian and curator specializing in women and minority artists of the Pacific Northwest, and Nicolette Bromberg, visual materials curator of the UW Libraries’ Special Collections. The book provides a rare look into the regional Pictorialist movement and the lives and artistic accomplishments of Seattle Camera Club, formed by Japanese immigrants in 1924, and it is filled with images and prints from SCC artists.

The opening celebration of the exhibition will feature a panel discussion by the two authors and Henry Chief Curator, Elizabth Brown. Also, in conjunction with the exhibition will be a series of photography workshops, and Cherry BLOSSOM, an all-ages celebration of the rich history and practice of the Seattle Camera Club. This afternoon of activities includes guided tours of the exhibition, art activities, readings in the Sky Space, and a hands-on photo adventure led by student volunteers from Youth in Focus.

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