This exhibition is a partial selection of the Green Cat Press collection purchased in 2012 in honor of Lucia Rhodes, a longtime supporter of Utah State University's Merrill-Cazier Library. The Green Cat Press is a small, private press in Salt Lake City, that produces broadsides and hand-bound books. These artistic combinations of imagery and text are designed and hand-printed by the press, working with authors and artists. Started by Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington nearly 30 years ago, it began with Eddington contacting authors, and Makov being responsible for most of the design. The name Green Cat reflects a connection to Irish roots, as well as a fondness for cats and initially poems were chosen for their cat-related themes. Makov took over the press in 2009 and continues both exploration and collaboration.
The beautiful illustrations and texts can be viewed in the atrium of the Library now through the beginning of September and other pieces may be viewed by requesting call number Book Coll. 67a in Special Collections.