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Keith Achepohl: Gardens of Earth and Water

Combining traditional printmaking techniques with unique paper shapes, stamping and collage, Achepohl creates layered images that have an even more powerful effect in their unique installation. Achepohl, professor of printmaking at the University of Iowa, sees himself not only as a printmaker, but also a gardener and beachcomber. As a result of these roles and interests, Achepohl's work conveys a mood of reflection and contemplation. Images in the catalog include installation views in the Faulconer Gallery. Essays by Lesley Wright and Antonio Damasio.

Estonian Art since 1990

Inspired by the end of the Soviet occupation in 1994, Kay Wilson, Curator of the Print and Drawing Study Room, and John Mohan, Professor of Russian, traveled to Estonia to discover art that reflected major social and political change. They found art inspired by Estonian history and landscape indicating a powerful national renewal. The exhibition and catalogue represent the works of 17 Estonian artists and one artist collective, Studio 22, through individual biographies and color reproductions.

I saw it: The Invented Reality of Goya's Disasters of War

Curated by twelve students and Assoc. Professor fo Art, Susan Strauber, this catalog is the product of a semester-long seminar culminating in a four-week exhibition. The catalog includes eight essays by the student curators, a timeline of Goya's life and current events, and a selected bibliography. Essays are illustrated with 30 bl/wh reproductions. Checklist contains thumbnail images of all 80 prints.

Jolán Gross-Bettelheim: The American Prints

Year:  2001

Price:  $11

Dimensions:  7 x 8.5 in., 42 pp

Written and organized by Emil Stamey '01, this catalog represents one of the few comprehensive examinations Gross-Bettelheim. The exhibition was held in Grinnell College's Print and Drawing Study Room. Essays include: artist biography, Architectural Images, Social and Political Images, and A Shift in Style. Twelve images accompany the text. 2001.

 

Energy Inside

Curious about the state of modern sculpture, and specifically organic forms in sculpture, this exhibition invites exploration into a transformation of forms. Curator Lesley Wright writes in the introduction, Nature persists but in various states depending on the particular human filters applied by the artist. In our virtual world, it is the energy of nature that continues to fascinate, and it's the aspect that these sculptors, as creators, continue to try to harness. After all, without energy inside, there is no life.

Burling Library Listening Room to Get Facelift, Summer 2011

Wed, 2011-04-27 16:06 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Burling Library's Listening Room is set to undergo a major renovation beginning this summer (see periodic updates at http://listenroomren.wordpress.com/). Plans are in place to expand the room so that library patrons can have direct access to most of the collection of over 20,000 DVD, VHS, Blu-ray and compact discs. The collections includes audio recordings in Classical, popular, and world music or spoken texts, as well as feature and documentary films covering foreign languages and an extensive range of genres. Presently, they are housed in the Listening Room's office and can only be retrieved by Listening Room or other library personnel. While the collections are cataloged and searchable from the library's online catalog, there has been a recognized need to give patrons more direct access to the collections. Only a limited number of recordings, mostly archival CDs or non-CD audio formats, will remain in the office once the renovation is complete. Reserves will be available from the Circulation Desk on the first floor. During the summer of 2011, access to the collections may be limited at times. Patrons may need to page recordings from Circulation while the Listening Room staff are temporarily housed in other library locations. Signage will be placed to notify patrons when this occurs. The renovation is an opening step in a longer-range plan to consolidate media-related functions and reflects extensive consultation with faculty, staff, and students, including the Committee to Foster Foreign Languages and the Instructional Support Committee. A document describing the proposed renovations and changes to policy and hours has been sent via email to all divisions and is available upon request. Renovation will be complete before classes begin in the fall.

April 2011 Database Trials in Music, Film, Politics and History

Fri, 2011-04-01 15:43 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

We have three database trials for April. Let us know what you think! Send your comments toquery[at]grinnell[dot]edu.

FILM

Filmakers Library Online (http://flon.alexanderstreet.com/help/view/about_filmakers_library_online) provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide. It includes documentaries such as Who Killed Vincent Chin?; Aging Out: Teens Leaving Foster Care; Critical Condition; Dax's Case: Who Should Decide?; Sound and Fury: The Communication Wars of the Deaf; and Waging a Living. Please try out this online streaming service and let us know what you think. The trial is active now and runs through May 30, 2011.

MUSIC

Rock's Backpages (http://www.rocksbackpages.com) is an online database of rock music writing, sourced from the pages of the music and mainstream press, it is a library of articles (reviews, interviews, features and more) from the early 1960s right up to the present day. There are thousand articles on the site (in excess of 16,000 at the time of writing). These feature over two thousand artists and range from 500‐word album (or concert) reviews to 10,000‐word interviews and features. There are also over 200 exclusive, and previously unpublished, audio interviews with major rock music artists. Rock's Backpages is an ever expanding and unique archive, making the database an essential resource for any serious student of modern music, journalism, literature, popular culture and the media.  The trial is active now and runs through April 30, 2011.

POLITICS AND HISTORY

National Security Archives (http://tinyurl.com/3gcdeke)

The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. The resource now includes 35 collections consisting of over 80,000 meticulously indexed documents, with more than 500,000 total pages. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century. Together, these collections offer unparalleled access to the defining international strategies of our time. Glossaries, chronologies, bibliographies, overviews, and photographs are included. The trial is active now and runs through April 30, 2011.