reading rights by Mary V. Marsh

Along with many other Americans, I have recently been reacquainting myself with the Bill of Rights and thinking about the core of what I think of as American. As a library worker of many years I believe in free and equal access to information as well as the freedom to read without fear of surveillance. These First and Fourth Amendment rights must continually be used, fought for and protected. Use our free libraries to vote for social services. Buy a newspaper to support its publication and distribution. Practice Speech-plus, our right to speak-out with action. A look at our First and Fourth Amendment rights in four bookmarks presented as a pamphlet binding with library book pocket.

Artist Bio

Mary V. Marsh has been making art and working in libraries in the Bay Area since 1984. She has exhibited throughout the Bay Area with solo shows at, San Jose Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Commission at Grove Street, Berkeley Art Center, San Francisco Public Library Skylight Gallery and Mercury 20. Quite Contrary Press shows at the CODEX Book Arts Fair, and is in the collections of SFMOMA Library, The Bancroft Library, Harvard Fine Arts Library, Yale University Art Library and others. She received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992. Currently an Artist in Residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, she makes artist’s books, prints and collaborative work with Tony Bellaver at Quite Contrary Press, in Oakland, California.