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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of May 14

BOCA RATON, FL (May 14, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:
'POP! Movable Books from the Arthur J. Williams Pop-up Collection' Exhibition at Wimberly Library

The free exhibition runs through Sunday, August 12, at FAU's Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. For more information, contact John Cutrone at 561-297-0455 or visit www.jaffecollection.org.

The exhibition features wildly colorful and interactive books that open to elements that pop up, slide and twirl. The books, showcased on three floors in the library, are from some of the leading authors, illustrators and paper engineers from around the world. One book, "Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy," received literary praise for its elaborate pop-ups and imagery from The New York Times and other publications after its 2007 release. Blue Ribbon Books' 1932 edition of "Pinocchio," which is based on the fictional character in the 1883 children's novel, is the exhibition's oldest book. The exhibition also features adaptations of such classics as "Alice in Wonderland," "Moby Dick," "Peter Pan," "The Wizard of Oz," "Winnie-the-Pooh," "Robin Hood" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas." The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts curated the exhibition from its collection of 425 pop-up books that Arthur Williams, a retired film editor, donated to FAU Libraries in 2011. The exhibition can be viewed during library hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to midnight, Fridays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to midnight.

 



‘Domestic Duality,’ an Exhibition of Self-Portraits by Patricia Gutierrez at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library

 
The free exhibition runs Friday, May 25 through Friday, August 10, at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm .

 
“Domestic Duality” is a series of computer manipulated staged self-portraits that show a woman hiding behind a façade that does not really exist. Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, the artist, has dedicated her work to examining women’s roles throughout her career. The exhibition can be viewed during library hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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