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Conference Blog, Part II

Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Volunteering & Food

Tour participants walk through the MCBA gallery

On Thursday I had the pleasure of participating in a tour of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is a 25 year old center for contemporary artists’ books, printmaking, papermaking, and artistic exploration of the book format, and the oldest center of its kind in the country. Our tour was led by Adult Programs Manager M.C. Hyland. Hyland was a fantastic host, leading us through the breathtaking, light-filled facilities, and explaining printmaking and paper-making processes.

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Conference Blog, Part I

This past week I had the pleasure of attending VRA + ARLIS/NA 2011, the 2nd joint conference of the Visual Resources Association and Art Libraries Society of North America. Thank you to the Caroline Backlund Award Committee as well as the generous contributions of the ARLIS/DC-MD-VA Chapter for their support of the Caroline Backlund Professional Development Award, of which I’m a recipient. This award has made it possible for me to attend the national conference this year and I’m excited to report on my experiences here on our chapter blog.

Flight from DC to Minneapolis

Conference Blog, Part I: Arriving in Minneapolis

After a few delays from Reagan National, I finally made it to Minneapolis on Wednesday evening. Sarah Osborne Bender was a great travel companion, as were all of the friendly people I met once we touched down. Minnesotans are a very welcoming bunch—a woman on the light rail gave me directions, suggested places to eat, and pointed out the collapsed football stadium dome (it fell in under the weight of too much snow)! Like many other locals, she attempted to convince me it was “spring” last week in Minneapolis.

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