Mason Libraries Artist-in-Residence Program

George Mason University Libraries are excited to announce a new venture: the Mason Libraries Artist-in-Residence Program! For our first (pilot) year, we’ve invited Adriana Monsalve, a photobook artist and publisher, to join us in a research and visual arts project.

Throughout April and May 2019, Monsalve will divide her residency between the University Libraries (Fenwick Library, Special Collections Research Center, and Fenwick Gallery) and the Mason School of Art to lead a series of in-class lectures and workshops, and to conduct research in the library’s photobook and artists’ book collections. The residency will conclude with an exhibition curated by Monsalve and an artist’s talk, and in the publication of a collaborative zine produced by Mason students and faculty.

Learn more about Adriana Monsalve and event details at http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/residency.

Opening this week: “What Sparks Poetry”

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University is pleased to host “What Sparks Poetry,” an exhibition in celebration of Poetry Daily. The exhibition will be on view from March 20 through April 18, 2019, with a panel discussion presented by members of the Poetry Daily editorial and publication team on Thursday, March 21 at 6:45pm. This event immediately precedes the Visiting Writers series talk with poet Ilya Kaminsky at 7:30pm in the Fenwick Library Reading Room.

Learn more about Poetry Daily and “What Sparks Poetry” on our exhibitions page.

Opening Friday 2/8: It’s Personal

“It’s Personal,” featuring zines, books, and more. On view from February 8 – March 15, 2019.

In “It’s Personal,” the artists use the unique qualities of sequencing, format, and multiples that zines and artists’ books allow as way to explore and share with a wide audience their interests, perspectives, longings, and questions.

The exhibition will run from February 8–March 15, 2019, with an artists’ talk in the Special Collections Research Center of Fenwick Library on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 3:00pm.

Learn more at http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/personal.