A special program for National Poetry Month:
In Color/ With Emily by SUE HUGGINS LEOPARD
Miniature books in response to poems by Emily Dickinson
Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, Associate Curator
Cary Graphic Arts Collection
2nd floor RIT Wallace Library
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester Institute of Technology
Link for campus map
1. From Jefferson Road turn south on Lomb Memorial Drive
2. Turn right to stay on Lomb Memorial Dr.
3. Follow road through the roundabout until you come to the Welcome Center (map – WEL), so you can get your visitor’s parking permit. You will then be directed to park in the visitor’s section of E lot.
4. You must then walk through a breezeway under the Gannett (GAN) and Booth (Boo) Halls. Pass by Magic, Liberal Arts (LBR) and continue to the Wallace Center (WAL).
5. Cary Collection is on the second floor. If you need help, please call Eric Rounds at 585-317-5216
I have long been a reader and admirer of E.D. In 2014 I began what has become an ongoing series of miniature books, each of which includes one of her poems that somehow deals with a specific color. The use of color is prevalent in her work and the books, to me, became little embodiments, if you will. They have become such a joy to do that this series has developed over time and into the foreseeable future. Small volumes of color, honoring the often astonishing work of this great American voice. A response and tribute.
Sue Huggins Leopard is a Rochester artist and proprietress of Leopard Studio Editions. Previously known as a Private Press, the artist prefers to think of it as a House of Possibilities where words and images come together in a sometimes wild and hopefully intriguing bookish form. Her work is exhibited nationally and abroad and is held in public and private collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
The program, as described by Sue:
I somehow see images of the books projected on a screen in a dim light, a reading of the particular poems as they arise, an array of thoughts and responses regarding Emily that live in my mind, as well as questions and input from the group.