You may have noticed a set of paintings to the right side of the reference desk when you visit the library. They are the work of Berea alumnus Gary Chapman, ’84, and the paintings are part of a campus-wide exhibit. The exhibit features 12 paintings from The HELMET Project that are placed strategically in six buildings around campus: Danforth Industrial Arts, Draper Building, Frost Building, Hutchins Library, Lincoln Hall, and Seabury Center. The exhibition is the first time these paintings have been exhibited outside of a gallery. In addition, you can visit the Doris Ulmann Galleries in the Roger-Traylor Art Building and view photos of the paintings in other unexpected places.
The exhibit runs from August 24th to September 26.
If you would like to learn more, the library has copies of the artist statement and other materials you can take. In addition, you can watch the video below where the artist speaks of his work. You can also visit his official website at this link: http://garychapmanart.com/.