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Bags of America Exhibit by Leigh Ann Hallberg in Special Collections

Special Collections will host a unique art exhibit in the Reading Room, entitled Bags of America by Wake Forest Art Professor, Leigh Ann Hallberg, which begins on August 17, 2015. This installation features an “artist’s book” of cereal bag drawings titled, Bags of America and an installation of actual cereal bags in the Rare Book... more

Rebecca Jones – Encaustic Painting Exhibit

A vibrant and rich painting exhibit with the work of Rebecca Jones is now installed at the library entrance. Rebecca is a Charlotte native and a member of the Asolare Art Foundation. Her work reflects her interest in the relationship of man with nature. Rebecca’s work is inspired primarily by personal experiences. Her encaustic paintings... more

Sally Billman Photography Exhibit

A new exhibit from Asolare Art Foundation is now in the cases at the ZSR Library entrance. Sally Billman studied photography 35 years after college. My primary purpose in microphotography is to express beauty. The inspirations to photograph come solely from my relationships with people, animals, and nature. My art is a spontaneous outflow when... more

ZSR Painting Exhibition

The summer has begun and with the warmer weather comes a series of art exhibitions from Asolare Art Foundation. Asolare has been helping developing artists since 1997 and has held exhibits of their work from ZSR Library to Lincoln Center. The first exhibition is composed of six paintings by painter and portrait artist Gilbert Everard... more

Preservation Week 2015

Preservation Week is an annual event sponsored by ALA which is focused on bringing attention to preservation issues. This year, April 26 – May 2 has been designated as the week to celebrate and bring attention to our preservation needs. In 2004, Heritage Preservation carried out the first national survey, called the Heritage Health Index.... more

Preserving Indentures from the Dalton Family Papers

The Dalton Family Papers include materials from several generations of this family from Stokes County, NC. The Dalton Family papers are frequently used by our patrons in Special Collections. I recently encapsulated about 200 indentures in polyester (mylar) from this collection. Encapsulating a document involves creating two identically sized sheets of polyester which are attached... more

Release: From Stigma to Acceptance – Library Exhibit and Panels

An intriguing library exhibit and panel discussion will take place on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20th. Professor Lisa Blee’s class interviewed and studied recently released individuals from the criminal justice system. The exhibit features art by these individuals, as well as quotes and narratives about their experiences. The exhibit Release: From Stigma to... more

Repairing Shakespeare with a “tacket”

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a “tacket” as a nail; in later use, a small nail, a tack: a hob-nail with which the soles of shoes are studded. In the case of book preservation, a tacket is a physical connection between a loose board and the book itself with linen thread. I learned to make... more

Wake Forest Press Celebrates 40 Years

The Wake Forest University Press is celebrating its 40th year publishing contemporary Irish poetry. Over four decades WFU Press has become recognized internationally as the premier publisher of Irish poetry. A library exhibit honoring the anniversary of the WFU Press has been installed near the Starbucks entrance in ZSR Library. In 1975, Dillon Johnston, a... more

Wildlife Photography Exhibit

Working with Sandra McMullen from the Center for Global Programs and Studies and Wake Forest Freshman, Suyash Keshari, an amateur wildlife photographer from India, we installed a photography exhibit in the east side of the atrium. Suyash’s work is excellent and features many of the animals you’d see on an Indian or African safari: ostrich,... more

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