Janus Press: Fifty Years
Claire Van Vliet
February 11, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
Humanities Auditorium, Scripps College
This slide talk with Claire Van Vliet will be an overview of the fifty years with an emphasis on how bookmaking has evolved at the Press.
Claire Van Vliet began the Janus Press in San Diego just after receiving her MFA in 1954 from Claremont Graduate School where she studied with the art faculty of Scripps College. She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1989–1994 and has received Honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia in 1993 and San Diego State University in 2002. Van Vliet was elected to the National Academy, New York, in 1995 for her work as a printmaker, the emphasis of her studies at Scripps. The Frederic W. Goudy Lecture is free and open to the public.
More Woven and Interlocking Structures
Claire Van Vliet
February 11–12, 2006
$180 + $30 materials fee
Sponsored by the Scripps College Press
Leave your adhesive home. Woven and interlocking quilt pages will be made into a book, plus several non-adhesive pop-ups will be components in woven strip bindings that have been developed for the most recent Janus books—Rise and the Gospel of Mary. All will fit in a slipcase and will be made with pre-cut materials.
Zones of Activity
OPENING RECEPTION: 4:30 p.m. on February 11, 2006
An exhibit of 45 artist books from Denison Library’s Special Collections was curated by the Core III class at Scripps College taught by Prof. Maryatt. It will open January 23 and continue until March 19, 2006. The exhibit was inspired by readings from Johanna Drucker, Betty Bright and Renée and Judd Hubert’s books. A student-produced catalog and a DVD of the exhibit are available.
Library hours: M–Th 9-midnight, F 9–5, Sa 12–7, Su 12–midnight
Journeys with Janus: The Books of Claire Van Vliet’s Janus Press
OPENING RECEPTION: 5:00 p.m. on February 11, 2006
This remarkable exhibit of Claire Van Vliet’s work over fifty years will open at the Clark Humanities Museum on January 17 and continue until March 10, 2006. Museum hours are M–F 9–12, 1–5
For further information, please contact Prof. Kitty Maryatt, Director of the Scripps College Press, at (909) 607-3866 or KMaryatt@ScrippsCollege.edu