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Library Hosts Peter and Donna Thomas Artist Talks, Demonstrations and Reception Beginning Oct. 8

September 30, 2019

The U of I Library is hosting a public talk by Peter and Donna Thomas 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, on the second floor of the library near the exhibit housed there. The talk will discuss how the Thomas’ create books ranging from miniature pieces to one-of-a-kind masterpieces inspired by nature. The Thomas’ will also discuss their experimentation with material, structure and content.

“A Book's Nature: Artist Books” is an exhibition that features many of the Peter and Donna Thomas items found in the Gary E. Strong Private Collection. The exhibit is on display through Dec. 10.

A paper making demonstration will take place 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, outside the library adjacent to the fishbowl in the covered area. A reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. on the second floor of the library, with remarks by the artists beginning at 5 p.m.

Contact Courtney Berge for more information.

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