New Art Exhibit Opens

December 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Posted in art@iit, exhibits | Comments Off on New Art Exhibit Opens

landscapeSmallRoom and Paul V. Galvin Library are pleased to present, On the Fringe, an exhibit which showcases the art work of Jennifer Cronin and Sara Goldenberg White. Jennifer was selected by SmallRoom, an IIT student organization, for her large, expressive paintings which display a meshing of mundane and extraordinary. Sara pursues a similar vein, and by mixing traditional methods of production with unique materials, she produces compelling works. Together they contribute to a show that subtly tweaks what is familiar (be it a setting or a material), and will enlighten the viewer to a new reality, space, or texture. See artist statements and more at www.jennifercronin.com and www.saragoldenbergwhite.com. On the Fringe will run until January 30th in the Kemper Room, located on the upper level of the Galvin Library. Please join us for a reception in the Kemper Room on Thursday, January 17th from 3-5:00 pm.

Celebrate the Right to Read – It’s Banned Books Week

October 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Posted in events, exhibits | Comments Off on Celebrate the Right to Read – It’s Banned Books Week

September 30 – October 6 is the 30th annual celebration the freedom to read.  This week Galvin Library joins librarians, teachers, journalists, readers and others to stand together in support of the right to seek, read and express ideas, even    when those ideas are considered unusual, unpopular or radical.  Banned Books Week (BBW) was started to call attention to the issues and negative effects of censorship in our communities.  For this 30th anniversary year, the American Library Association (ALA) created a slideshow called Timeline: 30 Years of Liberating Literature  that features some of the books targeted for restriction or outright removal over the years.

While books continue to be challenged in libraries and schools, we celebrate Banned Books Week because in most cases books have remained available in their communities thanks to the advocacy of community members such as parents, students, teachers, and librarians who are vocal in their support for the right to read.  Want to read more about who is challenging and for what reasons?  Check out these quick statistics from the ALA or see if you’ve been reading radical, banned books by looking at these lists of the 100 most challenged books from the last two decades:

100 Most Frequently Challenged 1990-1999
100 Most Frequently Challenged 2000-2009

Check out the display on the lower level of Galvin Library featuring banned and challenged books or be a radical reader yourself and check out one of these classic books from Galvin Library’s circulating collection:

Color PurpleTo Kill a MockingbirdGrapes of WrathBelovedLord of the Flies1984Animal Farm, Clockwork OrangeRabbit RunTheir Eyes Were Watching God,  Lord of the RingsThe JungleGo Tell It on the MountainNative Son

Shimer College is celebrating BBW by participating in the Chicago Read-Out on October 4 from 6:45-8:15 in the college’s Cinderella Lounge located at 3424 S. State Street.  The night will start with a reflection on history of book burning as  described in the “One Book One Chicago” Fall selection The Book Thief.  Join the Shimer community and read from one of your own favorite threatened, challenged or banned book or from one selected by the students, staff and faculty of Shimer College.

Banned Books Week banner is reprinted by permission of the American Library Association.

Reception for Taller Punta Seca Art Exhibit

September 7, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Posted in events, exhibits | Comments Off on Reception for Taller Punta Seca Art Exhibit

On Thursday, October 14 a closing reception will be held for the Taller Punta Seca art exhibit currently running in the Kemper gallery, located on the upper level of Galvin Library.  The reception is scheduled from 3:30-5:00pm and will feature remarks by the curator at 3:45pm. Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to snapper@iit.edu

The exhibit features prints from Taller Punta Seca or Dry Point Workshop in Mexico City, and includes art from established artists, as well as young Latin American artists with growing reputations.  Etchings from the Taller Punta Seca in the Galvin Library Kemper Room features works by Sergio Sanchez, Luis Garzon, Alfonso Lopez Monreal, Julian Diaz, Hermes Claudio Romo, Aceves Nararro, Roberto Ferreyra, Flor Minor, Jose Luis Cuevas Ivan Gardea, Alberto Castro, Ricardo Leyva, Manuel Felguerez, Julian Diaz Eloy Tarcicio, Carlos Nacatany, Horacio, and Soid Pastrana.

This exhibition is made possible by Roberto Ferreyra, who represents the Taller Punta Seca through the Colibri Gallery at 2032 W. 18th in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.  The exhibit is set to close in mid-October, so if you haven’t seen the exhibit, take time to stop by soon.

Art Exhibit: Katsura: The Photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro

February 15, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Posted in art@iit, events, exhibits | Comments Off on Art Exhibit: Katsura: The Photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro

Katsura: The Photographs of Ishimoto YasuhiroKatsura: The Photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro
February 18 – March 7

Opening reception and lecture: Thursday, February 25: 4:30 – 7 pm

The exhibit Katsura: The Photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro opens Thursday, February 18 in the Kemper Room on the upper level of Galvin Library. Sponsored by art@iit, this show continues IIT’s fascinating series of art exhibits that have attracted attention all over the city.

From IIT Today: “Ishimoto Yasuhiro studied with Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan at the Institute of Design. In 1953, Ishimoto began photographing the Katsura Imperial Villa, which was built in Kyoto in the seventeenth century for the Japanese Imperial Family. Its buildings and gardens are created in a simple yet elegant style that has had an effect on many modern architects such as Bruno Taut. The 50 images in the exhibition, which is curated by Susan Aurinko, are from the book Katsura, published in 1960 by Ishimoto.”

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Kemper Room on Thursday, February 25. The reception will feature remarks by George Hisaeda, Consul General of Japan and a gallery talk by Institute of Design Professor John Grimes.

The exhibit runs through March 7, and is open any time the library is open (library hours).

Art Exhibit: Barbara Crane Then/Now

September 10, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Posted in art@iit, events, exhibits | Comments Off on Art Exhibit: Barbara Crane Then/Now

BARBARA CRANE THEN / NOW
the eternal thread of the ID aesthetic
September 10, 2009 – February 1, 2010

Opening reception and lecture: Thursday, September 10: 4:30 – 7 pm

The exhibit Barbara Crane Then/Now opens Thursday, September 10 in the Kemper Room on the upper level of Galvin Library. Sponsored by art@iit, this show continues IIT’s fascinating series of art exhibits that have attracted attention all over the city.

From art@iit: “Barbara Crane is an MA graduate of the Institute of Design (’66) where she began the unique and pioneering techniques that still mark her work today. Crane was a recipient of Guggenheim and Illinois Arts council grants, 2 NEA grants, and numerous other awards and grants. She was a professor at SAIC from 1967–1995, and has had over 75 solo exhibitions in museums and galleries. Her work is contained in collections in the U.S., Japan, France, Greece, and Germany.

“The concepts Crane learned at ID are still a driving force for her today; strong individuality and purity of form is stressed in Crane’s work, about which she said, in 2002, ‘The issues in my work are often of a similar nature with an abstract edge. Though I build on past experience, I attempt to eradicate previous habits of seeing and thinking. I keep searching for what is visually new to me while always hoping that a fusion of form and content will take place.'”

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Kemper Room on Thursday, September 10. The exhibit runs through February 1, and is open any time the library is open (library hours). For more on this and other exhibits, see the art@iit site.

Art Exhibit: Emergence

March 5, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Posted in art@iit, exhibits | Comments Off on Art Exhibit: Emergence

Audrius Plioplys artworkEmergence

Dr. Audrius Plioplys

March 5 – May 14, 2009

Opening reception and lecture:

Thursday, March 5: 4:30 – 7 pm

The exhibit Emergence opens Thursday, March 5 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: “Audrius Plioplys has spent the better part of his professional life creating art while in his practice as a neurologist and neuroscientist seeking causes and cures for cognitive disorders from autism in children to Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly. His artwork is an ongoing metaphorical investigation of consciousness, thinking, and the thought process using MRI brain scan images and electroencephalogram tracings transforming the neurobiology research laboratory into an artist’s studio.  Plioplys’ mediums include photography, electroencephalograms and other scientific mappings, merged into multi-layered images, and printed in archival digital format.”

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Kemper Room on Thursday, March 5. The exhibit runs through May 14, and is open any time the library is open (library hours). For more on this and other exhibits, see the art@iit site.

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.

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