Active in the Galleries

Artists currently hanging in the library gallery spaces.

Works by the Midwest Collage Society

Works by the Midwest Collage Society

On display in the North and Café Galleries and two window displays in the North Lobby through May 1.

The Midwest Collage Society promotes collage as a fine art medium through a variety of activities. Our artists employ diverse materials: handmade papers, Asian rice papers, found objects (metal, computer and clock parts, leaves, twigs, stones, shells, feathers, beads, etc.), text, various paints, pastels, ink, photographs, images from print media, fabric, antique lace and buttons, thread, and wire. 

The word collage comes from the French coller, meaning “to glue.” Evidence of adhering paper to paper can be found in Japanese texts of the early 12th century and memorabilia from the Victorian era. Collage provided an exciting medium for Cubist artists like Picasso, Braque, and Gris, to reflect their increasingly 

urban, post-industrial society. The same principles of color, design, and theme applied, just as in traditional painting or printmaking. Today, collage techniques often are present in fine art, graphic and computer arts (used throughout mass media), photography, and three-dimensional installation art.

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