The second of three book arts lectures at Illinois State University, A Change in Dimension: Book Art in America, 1960 to Today, will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, on the main floor of Milner Library. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Betty Bright, independent scholar, author and curator, will discuss book art as an evolving 21st century art form. She is the author of No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America 1960-80, a comprehensive history tracing the emergence of book art in the U.S. during the 1960s and 1970s. “Artists’ books transform the reading experience into a participatory interaction involving intellect and emotion, the body and the senses,” Bright said.
Bright earned her Ph.D. and master’s degree, both in art history at the University of Minnesota. She is the recipient of numerous grants in support of her scholarship and research and serves on the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and the College Book Art Association.
Bright’s presentation is sponsored by The Alice and Fannie Fell Trust, which is an award for the purpose of providing lectures or entertainment at the University for the purpose of assisting the advancement of a broader educational experience for all members of the university and city communities.