Writers tell stories with words; artists tell stories with pictures; and together, words and images form a powerful tool for communication, expression, and narrative. From the block books of the Middle Ages to the graphic novels of today, this exhibition examines how pictures and words work together to construct narratives that are complex, subtle, sophisticated, and powerful.
The works in Beyond Words are from the Rare Book Collection and the Comic Art Collection in the Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books at the University of Missouri Libraries. The exhibition was curated by Kelli Hansen, Librarian, University of Missouri Libraries, Special Collections and Rare Books, Columbia, Missouri, and organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Handmade, homemade, and machine-quilted quilts, hangings, or original fiber works of various sizes, styles, and ages are welcome! Entries must be completed... no "works in progress" please. Any size is welcome although we have limited space for king-size bed quilts. A hanging sleeve is highly recommended and makes the quilt easier for us to hang. There is no fee to enter.
Drop-off (up to 3 quilts): November 4-7, 10AM-4PM, or by appointment
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made upon request and if feasible. Please call ahead to schedule field trips and group visits.
Field trips: Monica LaVold 715-426-3484 Groups: Cole Zrostlik 715-426-3496
Questions? Call or email Cole Zrostlik, Event & Gallery Coordinator
at 715-426-3496 or email@example.com.
George Herriman, Krazy Kat , c. 1920s; 11 x 17 inches , ink on paper; Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries, Special Collections.
Open Monday 9am-8pm; Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm
Library Lower Level, 140 Union Street, River Falls, WI 54022
Additional weekday and Saturday/Sunday gallery hours vary based on staff and volunteer availability. Exceptions to these hours occur during exhibit set-up and/or tear down and may fluctuate depending on the anticipated needs of our audiences.
This exhibit relies on artistic contributions by non-professional and developing artists from River Falls and other nearby communities.
Visit go.wisc.edu/WRAP for more information.
Display your personal or group collection, project, or memorabilia in the large display case right inside the security gates in the main entrance to the library. Get visibility for your hard work, knowledge of local history, or group efforts. We welcome all sorts of collections and ideas!