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A true circus of book-art by Tacoma print artist Jessica Spring at the University of Puget Sound’s Collins Library, plus artist talk by Yuki Nakamura

Letterpress blocks by Jessica Spring. Courtesy photo.

Collins Library has done it again: The University of Puget Sound library is home to yet another wonderful exhibit of book-based art, this time by Tacoma letterpress artist Jessica Spring in a kind of “Greatest Hits” compilation of her work over the last decade. Called “Circus Libris,” it truly is a circus of books: books leaping over horses, tumbling in pyramids and generally doing the kinds of tricks you don’t expect from paper and ink.

In six vertical and five horizontal glass cases the books highlight Spring’s eternal inventiveness and skill in print arts. They range over various forms, subjects and styles, but one thing sings through – the ability of handmade books to transform even mundane ideas into works of art.

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Letterpress artist Jessica Spring wins Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Art Award

Tacoma artist Jessica Spring has been named the winner of the fourth annual Foundation of Art Award given by the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Recognizing artists of talent who have given back to the Pierce County community, the award comes with $7,500 prize money and a commission, which Spring will complete by this fall.

A letterpress artist who works under the press name Springtide Press, Spring has exhibited in many local and regional gallery shows, collaborated with other artists, founded the letterpress/book Wayzgoose event at Kings’ Bookstore and teaches book arts at Pacific Lutheran University.

“Since she moved

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