Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument 2017
October 2 – 31, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5, 4-6pm
There will be a drawing for a free painting and food and drinks at the opening reception! Come by and check out my latest paintings!
Health Sciences Library Gallery, 3rd floor
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
The show ends on September 29, 2017. Join us in the Health Sciences Library Gallery as we display Sarah Van Beckum’s latest journey into abstracting nature’s forms.
The moods and whims of nature influence my work. Making art is a deeply engaging process. As an observer by type, my art can be quiet and contemplative or energetic and aggressive. Drawing from nature’s forms, ingrained from the countryside of my youth, painting is my search for meaning – Sarah Van Beckum
From the 1840s to the 1920s, the popular medical movement of Phrenology took hold in the U.S. During this time phrenology was similar to pop-psychology. Phrenology was the pseudo-science that claimed to be able to identify a person’s character by the bumps on their skull. The ‘evidence’ was the belief that the brain was made up of 37 unique organs that each controlled a behavior or personality trait. Many practitioners of Phrenology, including most famously the Fowler family, believed that the organs could be exercised and a person could have a better and happier life. It also had contemporary critics and a sinister side.
The Health Science Library has several distinctive artifacts from the mid-19th to early 20th Century practice of Phrenology on exhibit. Please visit the second floor rotunda to experience the past of Phrenology.
Paul Andrews, MA
The stroke that changed my life
by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee
“Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world–quite literally–upside down. By New Year’s Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And after hours in the ER, days in the hospital, and multiple questions and tests, her doctors informed her that she had had a stroke.
For months afterward, Lee outsourced her memories to a journal, taking diligent notes to compensate for the thoughts she could no longer hold on to. It is from these notes that she has constructed this frank and compelling memoir. …
Lee illuminates the connection between memory and identity in an honest, meditative, and truly funny manner, utterly devoid of self-pity. And as she recovers, she begins to realize that this unexpected and devastating event has provided a catalyst for coming to terms with her true self–and, in a way, has allowed her to become the person she’s always wanted to be.”
Medical Humanities/3rd floor Special Collections
WL 356 L477t 2017
Exhibition of Paintings
by Michael Keyes
April 4 – May 31, 2017
Health Sciences Library
3rd floor Gallery
Artist’s Reception 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 2017