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Samantha Cairo art exhibited in Upjohn Rotunda

July 5, 2005

KALAMAZOO--"Shaping the World as a Book: Book Arts" by Samantha J. Cairo is the subject of an exhibit on the main floor of the Upjohn Rotunda of Waldo Library at Western Michigan University. The exhibit is free and open during normal library hours through July 15.

A staff member at WMU since 1999, Cairo also spent two years at Waldo as a student employee.

Cario received her bachelors in English literature, with minors in anthropology and creative writing, at the University of Wisconson in Lacrosse. She received a master's in medival studies from WMU. It was this combination of creative writing, medival studies and her work at Waldo that influenced her to begin doing book art.

In addition to her job at Waldo Library, Cairo is working towards a masters in library science at Wayne State University, where she has a library internship, working in preservation and conservation.

University Libraries is interested in exhibiting artistic works by WMU faculty, staff and alumni, who are engaged in the visual arts as an avocation. For more information, contact Jim Dexheimer at <james.dexheimer@wmich.edu> or Kathy Gerow at <kathy.gerow@wmich.edu>.

Visit <www.wmich.edu/library> for information about University Libraries, including library hours and special exhibits.

Media contact: Benjamin Myers, 269 387-8400, ben.myers@wmich.edu

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