I love libraries! They’re free, quiet, warm in winter and cool in summer, and fantastic places to find out more about stuff, especially the arts. I was pretty much the only person inside the University of Puget Sound’s Collins library today, it being winter break, and I was there to take in the gorgeous ink and watercolor book “Local Conditions” by letterpress artist Chandler O’Leary.
On moving here a few years ago, O’Leary became fascinated with our local volcano. She also really admired Japanese woodblock print artist Hokusai, whose “36 Views of Mt. Fuji” wowed Edo 200 years …