Art Exhibit: How Does Your Garden Grow?

October 9, 2008 at 8:51 pm | Posted in art@iit, exhibits | Comments Off on Art Exhibit: How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?The exhibit How Does Your Garden Grow? opens Thursday, October 9th in the Kemper Room on the upper level of Galvin Library. Sponsored by art@iit, this show continues the fascinating series of scientifically-themed art exhibits that have attracted attention all over the city.

From art@iit: “Experience the secret life of plants as captured by artists and scientists using x-ray and microscopic photography, time-lapse video and robot monitors. Whether it is the delicate structures of flowers revealed in Steven Meyer’s x-ray photography, nature’s silent rhythms seen in Roger Hangarter’s Plants in Motion videos, fluorescent plant cells in microscopic images by Michael Davidson, or David Bowen’s growth charting robot, How Does Your Garden Grow? provides a new way of seeing and appreciating the plant life around us.”

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Kemper Room on Thursday, October 9th. The exhibit lasts through November 14th, and is open any time the library is open (library hours). For more on this and other exhibits, see the art@iit site.

Fitzpatrick Prints Donated to Galvin Library

October 7, 2008 at 8:35 pm | Posted in exhibits | Comments Off on Fitzpatrick Prints Donated to Galvin Library

Sad RobotDuring the Summer thirteen prints by internationally recognized Chicago artist/poet Tony Fitzpatrick were donated to Galvin Library’s permanent art collection by Robbie Deveney, senior director of stewardship and special initiatives in IIT’s Office of Institutional Advancement.  Installed on the upper level, along the east and west interior walls, the prints will entertain and attract with their eye-catching colors and details.  Look for “Sad Robot,” “Butterfly Kiss” and others. Tony Fitzpatrick’s works include collage, found objects, cartoon-like drawings, and are often accompanied with poetic descriptions or personal narratives.  Visit the artist’s web site,  or check out a book on his work from Galvin Library’s circulating collection.

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