Judy Anderson Retrospective Exhibit Reception + Gallery Tour

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April 18

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Anderson Academic Commons, Room 340, Loft Classroom

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Neighbor or Friend,  Staff

The University Libraries invite you to an exhibit opening reception showcasing the book arts retrospective of artist Judy Anderson. The reception will take place in the Loft, room 340, in the Anderson Academic Commons on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a poetry reading by Ginny Hoyle at 6:00 P.M. followed by a gallery tour with Judy Anderson.


Event Details:

Thursday, April 18, 2024

5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Poetry reading followed by gallery tour at 6:00 P.M.

University of Denver, Anderson Academic Commons, 2150 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80210, The Loft, Upper Level, Room 340


The event is free and open to the public, DU students, faculty, and staff.

For information about parking, please visit https://www.du.edu/parking/parking-locations-and-maps. All parking is paid parking, and the recommended visitor lots near the AAC are 301 and 315.


Judy Anderson works with a variety of materials and processes to create organic abstract images that are combined to form one-of-a-kind sculptural books. The focus is always on process—to produce a large body of work responding to a particular idea without being limited by set expectations of the finished product.

Treating books as an art form is a natural expression for Judy because of her love of paper, paper forms, words, ink, images and narrative. The first book she made was in the mid-70s and it opened a world of possibilities leading into an open-ended lifelong exploration of layered storytelling. She embraces collaboration and has worked closely with poets, sculptors, printmakers and bookbinders. Her professional life has always been deeply rooted in guiding and encouraging younger artists. She was a Professor of Design for three decades at universities in California, Colorado and Washington. In 2016 she received the Denver Art Museum Gold Key Award given to an exemplary artist who has made significant contributions to contemporary art in Colorado. She is the founding director of PlatteForum in 2002, an award-winning arts and youth serving organization. Her artist books are in collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, Getty Research Institute, Frankfurt Book Fair Archival Collection and universities throughout the country.

Learn more about Judy Anderson and her work at https://judyandersonstudio.com/.


Judy Anderson will be present at the reception and will share insights into her creative process during a talk and gallery tour after a poetry reading by Ginny Hoyle at 6:00 P.M. It's a chance to engage with the artist and gain a deeper understanding of her artistic journey.

Join us for an evening of artistic inspiration, mingling with fellow art enthusiasts, and enjoying refreshments. Please RSVP by April 7 at https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bPEU6FRgTYBWSnI.

We look forward to your presence at the exhibit reception, honoring the artistry of Judy Anderson.