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August 11, 2008 – October 9, 2008
Location: Perkins Gallery
Artist(s): Various

Pivotal Books/Personal Reflections is an exhibit that explores the personal nature of books and the relationships that exist between reader and written word. There is a chemistry that can only exist in the private moment of reading; the images are fully formed within the readers mind and the exchange between the writer and reader is intimate and isolated and at times, personal. It doesn't matter whether the book is scholarly or children's literature; whether the reader is a professor or a mechanic; this potential relationship can exist for any person, regardless of race, social class, economic class, religion, mental ability or sexual preference; the only thing that matters is the desire for this relationship, and the ability to read (or be read to).

This exhibition was sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.