35th Susan Garretson Swartzburg '60 Memorial Book Arts Lecture

Victor Hammer Fellow Katie Baldwin will give a talk titled “Text, Image, Place and the Narrative.”




5:00 pm


E. Margie Matthews Filter Hostetter '62 Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall

General Info

The Wells College Book Arts Center presents the 35th Susan Garretson Swartzburg ’60 Memorial Book Arts Lecture. Wells’ own Katie Baldwin, the 7th Victor Hammer Fellow in the Book Arts, will give a slide lecture titled “Text, Image, Place and the Narrative,” in which she will discuss the series of twelve wood block prints she recently completed for a show at The Print Center in Philadelphia. The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, in the Hostetter Lecture Room (209) of Stratton Hall on the Wells College campus in Aurora, N.Y. This event is free and open to the public.

Katie Baldwin has been working in the book arts professionally for more than ten years. She has held appointments and residencies at institutions such as Moore College of Art and Design, Tyler School of Art, Drexel University, Evergreen State College, the University of Florida and Prescott College, teaching subjects such as lithography, etching, monotype, seriography and letterpress. She has additionally developed and shared her expertise in the field of book arts through numerous conference presentations, workshops and lectures.

Baldwin’s award-winning work has been shown in solo or two-person exhibitions at Maryland’s Towson University, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia’s University City Arts League and other galleries; and she has been included in dozens of group exhibitions across the United States and internationally. Her work is represented in the collections of universities and organizations such as the Library of Congress, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Seattle Arts Commission. She earned her bachelor’s degree in studio art from Evergreen State College and her master’s in book arts and printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa.

This lecture is the 35th in a series named for Susan Garretson Swartzburg. Working closely with Wells faculty and staff, Swartzburg helped to organize the press, bindery and other components that became Wells’ Book Arts Center. She served on the Book Arts Board and established a biannual book arts lecture series in memory of her father, developing contacts, raising funds, organizing events and finding speakers.

The Victor Hammer Fellowship, established in 1998, is a two-year fellowship that brings a talented, emerging book artist to Wells College for the purpose of sharing his or her expertise and love of books with students. The fellowship is named for Victor Hammer, a renowned Austrian printer, book designer, typographer and portrait artist who fled the Nazi occupation of Europe to come to Wells College in 1939. He founded the Wells College Press in 1941 and operated it until his retirement.

For more information call the Book Arts Center at 315-364-3420 or email ngil@wells.edu.