Spring 2023 Ettinger Book Artist Series Lecture

Karen Wirth
April 18, 2023 at 6:00p.m.
4th Floor Conference Center
Golda Meir Library and via Zoom

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From artist’s books and sculpture to installation and public art, Minneapolis artist and educator Karen Wirth will talk about how books, reading, and language are the common denominators in her work. A professor emeritus at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Wirth was born and raised in Milwaukee, and received her BFA in art education from UWM and an MFA in sculpture from the University of Minnesota. Her book works include offset editions, one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces, and room-sized installations. In addition, she co-designed four Minneapolis Light Rail stations and the Gail See grand staircase at Open Book in Minneapolis, which houses the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, The Loft writing center, and Milkweed Editions.

This event was held in-person in the 4th Floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library on UWM’s campus, and virtually via Zoom.

Previous Lectures in This Series

The Ettinger Book Artist Series was formerly known as the Book FOR[u]MS Book Artist Speaker Series. It has been supported by the Ettinger Family Foundation since 2006.