The votes are in and we will read Kusama: The Graphic Novel for our Summer Book Club. Please join us with your beverage of choice over Zoom on Tuesday, August 24, at 6 p.m. to discuss the book. Members and non-members welcome!
Chapter officers are hard at work digitizing historical ARLIS/NA Twin Cities Chapter documents! Traditionally, new officers are given a box of documents from past officers. They include documentation of our past activities, like member rosters, annual reports, and meeting minutes. Seeing the need to preserve them, Amelia and Meg have begun the digitization process of analog documents dating from 1975 to 2000. They will first be scanned on home flat-bed scanners and saved as PDFs to the chapter drive. Then they will be run through OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software, making them text-searchable. Finally, the ARLIS/NA Archives at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne will house the analog documents. The digitized surrogates will also be available on the ARLIS/NA Archives website.
We need your old ARLIS/NA-TC Documents! We are missing annual reports for nine years. If you have TC Chapter Annual Reports for: 1976, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992, please let us know! Reach out to Chapter Leaders at: email@example.com
Timeline PhotosCORRECTION: a previous version of the image had the incorrect deadline. The Wittenborn Book Award Committee is now accepting submissions! Nominate the title by Dec. 31. Find the form and full details on the awards page: linktr.ee/arlisna...
RSVP for our Fall Business meeting Friday, October 15 from 3 - 6:15 pm! Join us at Minnesota Center for Book Arts for a tour of their latest book art exhibit, followed by the business meeting (virtual + in-person) at Zenith Condos, and then a happy hour at Day Block Brewing Company. RSVP by Wednesday, October 13 for more details! forms.gle/k8pfYp78rZGHUUJW8...
On October 9th, join Dr. Gabriela Spears-Rico at the online Cultural Education Forum: The Art and Traditions of Días de Muertos! Gabriela will be presenting about the traditions of Días de Muertos, particularly for the indigenous Purepecha in the state of Michoacan Mexico.
Dr. Gabriela Spears-Rico is a Mexican Indigenous cultural anthropologist and poet who serves as an Assistant Professor of Chicano Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her first book, Mestizo Melancholia and the Legacy of Conquest in Michoacan, will offer an ethnographic analysis of Mexican tourism to the Patzcuaro basin during Day of the Dead observations in Michoacan, Mexico. Her scholarship has been published in Latinx Talk and in Feminist Anthropology. Her poetry has been featured in Chiricú Journal, the Loft Literary Center and at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. She has won fellowships by the Mellon Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson foundation and was recently named a McKnight Land-Grant Professor by her institution.