Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category
The University of Colorado Health Sciences Library will be hosting a display of small-scale collages by Chicago artist Jay Zerbe in its 3rd Floor Gallery. The show, “Abstract Juxtapositions” will run from Feb. 1 through April 30th.
On display will be about 40 items dating from the last ten years. According to Zerbe, “Collages, just by their (usual) small scale, invite an intimate relationship, with the artist as well as the viewer. Unexpected relationships develop because of the juxtaposition of materials used. Intuitive decision-making is inherent to the process. Painted papers, graphite, ink, crayons, acrylic paint, found paper, and archival prints of my original materials and photographs generated and altered via the computer comprise my collage resources.”
The 2nd edition of a survey publication of Zerbe’s collages from 2003-2012 is now available at lulu.com. Plan to visit the Library and experience this intimate, immediate show.
Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) was a physician, poet, novelist, and art patron, sometimes referred to as the founder of American neurology. A selection of his books from the Health Sciences Library’s collections is featured in the exhibit case on the 3rd floor, between the elevator and the Special Collections Room.
[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]
The Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library has curated an exhibit of artwork created by the faculty, staff and students of University of Colorado Denver. There are many talented artists on our campuses! This juried exhibition is an opportunity to learn about our talented co-workers, teachers, and students from both the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Denver Campus. The exhibit will also be featured during Denver Arts Week.
This is the fourth year that the Exhibits Committee has organized this show. The show will open on November 6, 2012 and will be on display through January 30, 2013.
- An Opening Reception will be held on November 15, 2012 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Health Sciences Library.
Be sure to stop by the Gallery and enjoy the art created by others on campus!
It will be on display through November 2, 2012. The exhibit is a juried selection of artwork celebrating the human form. The artists are students and alumni of the Department of Visual Arts in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 6 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on the 3rd floor in the Reading Room.
The Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library will be curating an exhibit of artwork created by faculty, staff and students of the University of Colorado Denver. There are many talented artists on our campuses! This juried exhibition is an opportunity for us to learn about our talented co-workers, teachers, and students.
This exhibit will be on display November 6, 2012 – January 29, 2013 in the Gallery of the Health Sciences Library. An Opening Reception will be held on November 15, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 pm.
The Exhibits Committee is looking for submissions of all types of art created by members of either the Anschutz Medical Campus or the Denver Campus. To submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the show please visit the library’s homepage to download a submission form. The submission deadline is September 21, 2011.
On June 22, the Health Sciences Library named an area of the Special Collections room to honor the contributions that Dr. Carl E. Bartecchi and his wife Kay have made to the Library. One of these contributions consisted of several hundred books published between the sixteenth and the twenty-first centuries from Dr. Bartecchi’s personal collection. Dr. Bartecchi donated these items to the library in 1998 and 1999. A selection of these books are on display in the exhibit case on the 3rd floor of the Health Sciences Library, just outside the room in which the Carl and Kay Bartecchi Special Collections Reading Area is located.
[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]
Are you interested in photography? Stop by the Gallery in the Health Sciences Library to view photographs created by a group of local Aurora photographers. Working with the Cultural Affairs Commission of the City of Aurora, the Health Sciences Library will be displaying photography from fifteen different Aurora photographers. The exhibit will be on display June 2 through August 31, 2012.
An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, June 14 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Stop by to meet and talk with the photographers.
The “Analogue Love” photography display by Mary Norbury-Glaser (Barbara Davis Center) is currently on display in the Gallery. This collection of photographs is created using plastic cameras and analogue film. In this day of digital photography, film photography has become nearly a lost art. Most people are immersed in technology and seek digital perfection. Mary uses lo-fi techniques to create photographs untouched by graphics editing software. What you see is what the camera sees – imperfect and unpredictable.
An Opening Reception for “Analogue Love” will be held on Friday, May 4th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. If you are free, stop by to meet Mary and see her art.
The exhibit will be on display through May 31st, 2012.
The traveling exhibit A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965 will be on display March 7 through April 20 at the Health Sciences Library. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library, the Mizel Museum, the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and the Program in Jewish Studies, University Colorado Boulder.
Much of what is known as the great American songbook is the result of a group of composers who emerged from a common ethnic background. A Fine Romance tells the story of many Jewish composers, such as Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin, who made indelible contributions to the American popular music repertoire. The best composers of this period combined a genius for melody and a talent for finding the perfect words. A large number of them were Jewish—from families that had immigrated to American in the 1800s or had fled persecution in Europe. Libraries across the country are hosting the exhibit.
The Health Sciences Library and the Mizel Museum will host two events in conjunction with the exhibit.
Opening Reception – Monday March 12, 4:00 pm in the Library’s Reading Room.
Thomas L. Riis, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, will give a presentation entitled “Nice work if you can get it! Writing Jewish music on Broadway”. The presentation will be illustrated by recorded examples and will explore the fascinating back stories, composers’ lives, questions, and social issues surrounding the development of one of America’s most original musical traditions.
Colorado Hebrew Chorale Concert – Monday, March 19, 4:00 pm in the Trivisible Room on the second floor or Research 2.
The Chorale will perform a variety of songs from the American songbook.
A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965 was created by Nextbook, a Jewish cultural organization, and the American Library Association. Based on a book written by David Lehman, the exhibit tells the story with images from Broadway musicals, classic films, posters and personal collections. The collection features famous Jewish songwriters as well as compositions by more obscure figures, including Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn and Leo Robin.
Nextbook, Inc., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation, and an anonymous donor, with additional support from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish Life.
The Violet Ray was an electrical “therapy” device that was popular in the early twentieth century. Manufacturers of Violet Rays made all sorts of outrageous claims about what the Violet Ray could cure. In the late 1940s and 1950s the FDA brought a series of lawsuits over the spurious claims the manufacturers made, which ended the popularity of the Violet Ray.
The Health Sciences Library has a Violet Ray and it is currently on display on the 2nd floor of the library. Stop by and check it out!