Forging Connections Between Arts and Library

Freshmen Art & Design Students Create Zines Examining Library Resources

zines poster - drawing of bear holding zine

Students in UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Visual Foundations Seminar are holding a reception for their exhibit of 20-30 handmade magazines, also known as zines, at the Claire T. Carney Library lobby on the UMass Dartmouth Campus, Thursday September 28 at 5-6pm. The zines reflect on the library’s art and design resources through the eyes of small teams of freshmen art and design majors. This free public project will be on display September 28-October 18, 2017.

To find the exhibit, enter the main doors of the library and look for the lobby area on the first floor of the library, across from the elevators where the seating is located. The zines will focus on the resources available for each major in the visual arts: art education, art history, ceramics, digital media, drawing, film & media studies, fine arts, graphic design, illustration, jewelry/metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textile design/fiber arts.

Zines are self-published, small-circulation, handmade papers or magazines. They often cover unconventional topics. Anyone can create a zine, and that’s part of what makes them so awesome.

For more information about the project, please contact Ellen Mueller, at

Zines Exhibition Reception

Thursday September 28 at 5-6pm

Cost: Free

Claire T. Carney Library
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300

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