May 1st, 2012
Remember reading for fun? School's out, and we've chosen a slew of books
for your summer reading pleasure. Check out the Diversions bookshelf or our online display
for a selection of recent fiction, graphic novels, and Northwest trail guides to get you through the summer.
Image of Rick Ross reading Tina Fey from Awesome People Reading
April 20th, 2012
Visit Watzek's third floor to view Nina Giselle S.'s (LC, 2012) series of photographs, which will be on display through May 7. Nina's silver gelatin prints are an extension of her senior project in photography, currently exhibited in the Hoffman Gallery along with the work of fellow Studio Art Seniors.
March 30th, 2012
This month, check out Library Diversions or our online display
for a selection of books that support the themes of L&C's 50th Annual International Affairs Symposium. Pick up a book from our display, and read up on dynamic relationships among states, societies, and the world system.
The full schedule of events for the International Affairs Symposium, which runs April 9-11, can be viewed here
March 26th, 2012
Visit the Western corner of Watzek's 3rd floor to experience Laura Nash's (LC 2013) installation, The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis
, on display through April 10. The installation combines banners of printed text, recorded readings of texts such as House of Leaves
and Finnegan's Wake
, and projections of text. Nash created this piece during the course of ART 227, Special Topics in Studio Art.
March 7th, 2012
This month check out Library Diversions or our online display
of books that support the themes of L&C's 31st Annual Gender Studies Symposium.
Check out our selection on the Diversions bookshelf or on our Pinterest pinboard
The full schedule of events for the Gender Studies Symposium, which runs March 14-16, can be viewed here
February 28th, 2012
Oregon's Iron Era, an exhibit which tells the story of iron works in Oswego, Oregon, will be on display through Friday, March 9 on the 1st floor of Watzek Library (in the corridor to Media Services).
This exhibit covers the West Coast's first iron furnace, constructed in 1867, and the corresponding pipe foundry, railway, charcoal-producing operations in the Tryon watershed. The exhibit depicts the demographics of the workers and residents of Oswego, the technology used in the iron works, and the environmental impacts, largely through the words of those who participated in this pioneering enterprise. This exhibit is on loan from the Lake Oswego Heritage House. For more information, please visit the Lake Oswego Heritage House website
February 1st, 2012
, a sculptural rowboat by Claire Jamieson (LC 2015), will be visible throughout the Spring semester on Watzek's 1st floor (in the corridor to Media Services). Claire created The Gregory
last semester, as a body extension project for Garrick Imatani's 3D foundations class. We're excited to exhibit her work, and we look forward to seeing the work she creates in the coming years.
January 9th, 2012
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens in February 1812, check out our substantial exhibit of British and American first editions of Dickens and Wilkie Collins.
The exhibit focuses on A Christmas Carol
, Oliver Twist
, David Copperfield
, Our Mutual Friend
, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
, The Moonstone
, and Dan Simmons’s Drood
. First editions are displayed along with examples of parts and periodical issues of the novels and other memorabilia. Other cases explore the topics of illustration, serial publication, the two American reading tours by Dickens, and issues of copyright in nineteenth century England and America.
This exhibit is a collaboration between the Watzek Library and English Department. Exhibit text by English faculty members Pauls Toutonghi and Andrea Hibbard, junior Dana Bronson, and Watzek staff member Paul Merchant. Design by Jeremy Skinner.
November 30th, 2011
Dec 6 at 6:30 pm, join students from Garrick Imatani's studio art class, Alternative Distribution, as they showcase the work that culminated their book, Semiotics of Babespace
The students produced this book during the course of the fall 2011 semester, then collaborated with Publication Studio and the Lewis & Clark College bookstore to publish and distribute copies. Throughout the semester, Imatani's students explored alternative means of exhibiting and distributing artworks, outside the context of gallery spaces. In addition to publishing a book of their artworks, the class collaborated with Watzek Library Digital Initiatives
to develop a web site, Alternative Distribution
, which displays the students' visual maps of Portland, OR.
Please join us in the Library Classroom for snacks, coffee, and a celebration of the semester's work in performance art, digital imaging, video, book arts, and public sculpture.
November 8th, 2011
Visit the North side of Watzek's 3rd floor to see Elizabeth Strong's (LC, 2014) sculpture, You're Nothing But a Pack of Cards!
, on display through November 27. Strong's sculpture is a three dimensional translation of Sir John Tenniel's drawings for Alice in Wonderland
and is cleverly constructed, almost exclusively, with playing cards.