Never said I was quick on the draw.
Panopticon Meeting, 09/23/09
#people in attendance: 28, which quite a few people commented was the largest group they had seen attend.
1. Ann Kordas – currently works at the Mary Baker Eddy Library. A graduate of Simmons College with past experience in art libraries.
She is looking for a VOLUNTEER to help 4-6hrs/wk for the fall semester in book conservation. Has approx. 100 books, all in various needs of repair, and unable to do all herself, would like someone to come in to help. While some experience in conservation and bookbinding is recommended, it is not required.
Please contact Ann Kordas, if interested.
Might be wise to mention you’re with Panopticon.
2. Collaboration with SCCoSA
SCCoSA is trying to put together an “Obsolete Media Collection”, to be used as both a teaching tool and hands-on visual. They’ll need help with outreach, acquiring objects, as well the final display, set to go up in the Spring.
We do have two reps for this project. Contact information will follow.
It’s been mentioned some of you would like to know how to best get in contact with us officers. This blog certainly works. Officially, I am in charge of the updating, and comment approving, but the other officers are checking entries periodically as well, and are certainly happy to answer your questions.
We also have a listserve, which I know some of you signed up for at the meeting.
Want a reminded of just who you’re officers are?
Betsy Boyle – Co-Chair
Allison Bjorndahl – Co-Chair
Melissa Hulse – Treasurer
Stefanie Maclin – Blogger/Secretary
Please feel free to ask us any questions. I promise we don’t bite.
4. Upcoming Events
The JP Open Studios are this weekend. There’s a nifty website to be found here.
While not an official Panopticon event, I hope everyone has a chance to check it out. (I actually know some people showing in it, and let me tell you. There’s some fascinating stuff to be seen here.)
Also: Panopticon is planning a 2nd Tech Lab Art Show for the spring semester. Assistance still needed in curating, advertising, set-up and design. Submissions also needed.
Again, contacts have been established. More information will follow as it becomes available.
In November, the Fenway will have THEIR Open Studios, Nov. 14+15, 11-5. Some talk of getting a group together and making it an official sort of event. More information to follow. Please comment if you think you might be interested.
5. Darin Murphy
Currently the librarian at the Museum School (at the MFA), Darin Murphy is also involved with ARLIS&ARLIS/NE, the parent orginization (of a sort) of Panopticon. Currently, he’s the New England chapter president, and made the note that they are looking for volunteers in leadership.
Some other related points he mentioned:
the ARLIS National Conference is in April (4/23-26), and while it is still in the planning stages, it WILL be in Boston this year. There will be workshops, chances to networks, and as students, we get the discounted registration price.
Also as students, membership rates to join ARLIS/NE, which is the New England chapter, is only $8. $8!
The ARLIS Fall Business Meeting will be in October (10/16) in Williamstown, MA, and will be a joint venture with the Visual Resources Association. Again, a great chance to network.
The New York Artists’ Book Fair is coming up! Information can be found here.
6. We also have a tentative date of November 6th for a Career Panel. Those who were around last spring might have come to the one our last year co-chairs organized, and remember what a great thing it was! We’re hoping to have it be a “Grad Students in the Arts”, and are in talks of opening it to students from the MFA Musuem School and Mass Art also.
7. A few other ideas to keep in mind:
Tour of the BPL Digital Imagaing Library – anyone interested?
End of the semester craft night.
Details on both to come.
And that’s it! Have any questions? Leave a comment! Heck, leave a comment anyway. Tell me (us) what you’d like to see. What sort of events would you like to see what happen?