May 3rd, 2011
Check out Beneath the Waking Life, a photo exhibit by Jarré Lyman (LC, 2011), which will be on display until May 9 on Watzek's 2nd floor, in the Quiet Study Area.
From Lyman's artist statement:
"Our minds are never static, never fixed at one point in their experiential transactions with the world: we constantly slip above and beneath the grasp of our conscious perceptions. My work represents the experiences that do not--and cannot--manifest themselves to our physical senses, but rather ones that subconsciously or emotionally perform in parallel to the interactions in our waking lives. In our human condition, I believe we all have thoughts, ideas, fears, questions, epiphanies, and other invisible facets of our lives that we certainly do not fully understand but experience nonetheless. Existence. Identity. Consciousness. Belief. Mortality. My photographs do not attempt to explain or provide answers to these implicit questions; they instead reach out, touch, and quietly spend time with them to make resonant gestures toward simply understanding."
Check out Lyman's exhibit during Library Hours, from April 29 through May 9.
For more information about art exhibits at Watzek, contact Stephanie Beene (email@example.com).
April 20th, 2011
Brown's landscape photographs, "point out the lack of interaction between people and the places they inhabit." The exhibit will be on display through May 9, on the 3rd floor of Watzek.
Discussing the concept and process behind his work, Kevin Edward Brown says, "My work is an exploration of the ongoing American relationship with our constructed landscape. When considering "where one is," the impetus is to describe location-zip codes, GPS coordinates, et cetera-not one's actual surroundings. These photographs are not accusatory; rather they point out the lack of interaction between people and the places they inhabit, and suggest a more active consideration of the modifications made to our world in terms of utility, ecology and aesthetics, I work methodically with a large format view camera, which helps to slow a landscape down, to distill it and to analyze it. This distillation and analysis is lost in our daily lives. In fact, my figures are no different from those we encounter in day-to-day life: I simply highlight human passivity through their isolation."
March 17th, 2011
Stop upstairs, near the Visual Resources Center, to experience "17622" by Sophia Diaz (LC, 2011).
In Diaz's own words, this piece challenges, "societal notions of 'personal space' and intimacy through the context of a limited sensory experience. When faced with an object of 'art' characterized by minimal visual, aural, tactile, and gustatory elements, the audience is only able to engage with the piece as an olfactory experience, through its scent. This piece is given life and significance through its audience; it is actualized, specifically, at the borderline created by each individual that demarcates one's own concept of 'personal space.'"
Check out Diaz's display during Library Hours, from March 16 to April 1. For more information about art exhibits at Watzek, contact Stephanie Beene (firstname.lastname@example.org).
December 2nd, 2010
This exhibit, on the 3rd floor of Watzek Library, presents fifty photographs by Lewis & Clark Senior, Berit Engstrom. In the fall of 2007, Berit studied in Cuba with the Lewis & Clark Overseas Program and received a SAAB Arts Expression Grant. It was during this time that she shot the images in this exhibit. Together, the photographs create a map of Habana, Cuba, and they also portray present day Habana in a time of social and political transition.
On display until December 16, 2010.
August 18th, 2010
This exhibit honors the appointment of Paulann Petersen as State Poet Laureate. It can be viewed at anytime during the library's regular hours.
In 1923 Edwin Markham was named Oregon's first Poet Laureate by the State Legislature. Since Markham, the State has bestowed the honor of Poet Laureate on five accomplished writers including Ben Hur Lampman (1951-54), Ethel Romig Fuller (1957-65), William Stafford (1974-89), Lawson Inada (2006-10), and this year's appointee Paulann Petersen. Drawing from the William Stafford Archives and other poetry collections at the Lewis & Clark College Special Collections, this exhibit features manuscripts, books, broadsides, photographs, artifacts, and audio recordings relating to all of Oregon's Poet Laureates.
July 16th, 2010
An exhibit of paintings by Kemper Nomland will be on display at Watzek through the end of July. Included in the exhibit is "George on the Project", a painting recently acquired by Watzek Library.
The subject of "George on the Project" is a man named George Mason who was a conscientious objector that spent time at the Wyeth, Oregon Civilian Public Service Camp. Mason went on to be a missionary in India for most of his life. Mason's life is documented in a
by his wife, which can be found in the Watzek Special Collections.
The Special Collections also possess seven other paintings by Kemper Nomland, who was a key figure in the publishing programs in the Oregon Civilian Public Service Camps during WWII. For more information, see the finding aid
for the Nomland Collection and the catalog
for an exhibit on Nomland's life.
July 7th, 2010
On May 2, Great Northwest Bookstore in Portland was destroyed in a fire
and lost over 100,000 books. The antiquarian bookstore was a long time associate of Watzek Library and Special Collections. Through July 30, Splendorporium Gallery
hosts a photography show of the fire with a percentage of the proceeds going to the Great Northwest Bookstore Fire Fund.
January 21st, 2010
This exhibit in the Watzek Library Atrium features printed and manuscript materials related to Swan as well as Northwest Indian artifacts and objects. The materials are from the Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and the personal collection of Stephen Dow Beckham, Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr., Professor of History.
August 28th, 2009
This exhibit in the Library Atrium explores the early intellectual culture of the College. "A Selection of Interesting Books from Lewis & Clark's First Library" highlights a number of titles rediscovered during the past year when Lewis & Clark librarians began a thorough review of the College's library holdings. The exhibited books are from the College's first library in Albany, Oregon (1867-1942). On display through May 31, 2010.