Check it Out
Check out this totemic sculpture by Monroe Isenberg (LC, 2013), which will be on display until December 1 in Watzek's Reading Room.In Isenberg's own words, "The two totems began as an examination of the interplay between materials: wood and metal. As the individual pieces progressed, they took on the meanings of the words health and pain demonstrated through their basic elements and principles. The slimmer of the two flows like a canyon or river, which I believe to be representations of health. The other takes on a strongly geometric sharp shape in its fundamental line representing pain."
For more information about student art exhibits at Watzek, contact Stephanie Beene (email@example.com).
Stop by during library hours to view a collection of ancient works that has survived into our digital age. This exhibit will be on display throughout the fall semester in the library atrium.Only a small fraction of the books written in the Ancient Greek and Roman world have survived to our day. Transmission of these texts through the centuries relied upon hand-written manuscripts copied during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. The printed books in this exhibit represent some of the works that survived the eons and were available for publication with the new technology of the printing press beginning in the fifteenth century. These printed editions served as a vital link for the transmission of ancient literature from the days of the hand-copied manuscript in the Ancient and Medieval worlds to our own digital age. Watzek Special Collections has collaborated with L&C Classics professor, Gordon Kelly, to create this exhibit of works and write its accompanying texts.
Image: IA Flemish print shop around 1600 by Jan van der Straet (Stradanus). From left to right: compositors, proof readers, printers inking and pulling sheets, a young “printer’s devil,” the publisher, and above him, the author or editor working by candlelight.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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."
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 (email@example.com).
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.
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.
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 biography 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.