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Klimt Pendant. Artist: Ann Pedro, Photographer: Mark NunezBabbidge Library Exhibition Reception

Sunday, September 18, 2-5pm
Homer Babbidge Library 

Join the Library and artist Ann Pedro for an exhibition opening for "Elements of Time: Lost and Found. The Jewelry of Ann Pedro." Ann’s steampunk jewelry uses a color palette she calls “industrial colors," such as brass, copper, aluminum, steel, and bronze. Her goal to repurpose vintage materials that may have never been intended as wearable art, have been transformed into stunning and unique jewelry. Each piece tells a story and is meant to spark conversation. Ann’s pieces have been on exhibit all over the world and she was highlighted in “The Art of Steampunk” by Art Donovan. More

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D-I-Y Zine Basics September 29, 12:30-1:30pm via Zoom

Zines are DIY publications that have served as modes of expression as well as communication for underrepresented subcultures and social movements, including punk. They are analog and use a collage aesthetic to combine image and text in visually engaging ways. In this virtual workshop, learn about DIY publications with Archivist Graham Stinnett and Metadata Librarian Rhonda Kauffman to get started making your own zines. Held in conjunction with the exhibitions, Days and Nights of Print and Punk at UConn Archives’ Schimmelpfeng Gallery and Wild Youth: Punk and New Wave from the 1970s and 1980s at the William Benton Museum of Art.

Do you know we offer lots of great workshops? lib.uconn.edu/workshopsDid you know we offer lots of great workshops?

Lots of great opportunities this month to learn about citation management, Google tools, PubMed, and market & industry research. Register at lib.uconn.edu/workshops

Rebecca Parmer and Anne Langley in front of the Richard H. Schimmelpfeng Gallery

Dedicating the Richard H. Schimmelpfeng Gallery

In October, UConn Archives & Special Collections dedicated its exhibition gallery in honor of Richard H. Schimmelpfeng, former director of Special Collections and a longtime advocate for and friend of the UConn Library. Check out our blog post and video dedication

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Elements of Time: Lost and Found. The Jewelry of Ann Pedro


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