Art and libraries: a perfect combination
Academic libraries are the cultural and intellectual hubs of any college or university campus. At the UT Libraries, we are proud to enrich the campus climate by featuring artistic events throughout the year. 2013 is setting out to be a wonderfully active year for the arts on both campuses.
At the Carlson Library on Main Campus, The Nexus exhibit, organized by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, explores the link between art and science. It features student work from the Department of Art, including photography, prints and 3D printed sculptural pieces. You can view this exciting exhibit on the first floor of Carlson for the remainder of the Spring semester.
As part of The Nexus series of events, The Canaday Center on the 5th floor of Carlson will host a free lecture given by internationally known collage artist, photographer and author Rosamond Purcell. The lecture takes place next week on Thursday, February 28 at noon, followed by a reception with refreshments. Purcell will speak about her artwork and its exploration of natural history.
At the Mulford Library on the Health Science Campus, the 8th annual Artist Showcase is currently on display until March 18. This year’s exhibit features the work of nearly 30 students, faculty and staff affiliated with the health sciences at UT. Diana Attie, UT Professor Emeritus of Art, was the featured speaker at the well-attended artist reception on February 1. Professor Attie’s “Night #2,” a large oil and dry pastel piece from her “Insomnia Series,” is also on display at Mulford as part of the exhibit.
So, if you feel the need for a study break, or simply need to recharge and refuel, go ahead and take in some of the artwork on display at both campus libraries. We think you’ll be inspired!
Jodi Jameson is Nursing Librarian at the Mulford Health Science Library. She serves as a liaison to both the College of Nursing and UTMC Nursing Services by providing library instruction, reference assistance, and literature searches. In addition, she creates web-based instructional materials, guides and tutorials, and is responsible for collection development of library materials in nursing. Jodi has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Lourdes College and a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State.
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