January 28, 2016, 3:00PM, Phelp Stokes
A Berea College Convocation.
- Stacy Malkan is co-founder of the national Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which
leads the movement to get toxic chemicals out of personal care products.
- She exposes the toxic truth about everyday personal care products.
- Co-sponsored with Sustainability and Environmental Studies.
Awards For “Not Just a Pretty Face”:
- 2010 Best of Green Award for best Fashion/Beauty Book
- TodayShow.com: The Gift of Knowledge: Six Green Reads
- Wall Street Journal recommendation by Kathy Gerwig, Kaiser Permanente
- San Francisco Library Green List of Recommended Eco Reads
Stacy Malkan’s Ted Talk:
African American Artist, Valeria Watkins (Dr. Valeria) is showing 20 original acrylic paintings in a solo exhibition in the lobby of Hutchins Library this month. The show will run through January 30th. Please join us Friday Jan. 15th from 4:30pm – 5:30pm for the show’s opening reception.
When asked about her work, Watkins had this to say:
“I never imagined this show as a possibility . While I have been in-love with painting since the fourth grade, I never aspired to do more than paint what I enjoyed. Certainly, I never thought that I would be invited to have an exhibition. While I have had several pieces in group exhibits and pieces have sold, yet looking back, I think I have given more paintings away as gifts.
I started painting in oils many years ago, but after relocating to Berea from California, I have been working in acrylics. They are so forgiving. I love color! Using colors to bring an image forward continues to captivate my journey as an artist. I love mixing colors and using colors to bring something from deep within to take direction and shape on the canvas. If I don’t like it I paint over it! My paintings have to feel right to me. Being an artist is exciting, demanding and challenging and I love it.
The majority of these paintings are from 2015. I had the time and creative direction to produce a lot of art. These paintings are predominantly abstract images with a few from the later part of 2014. I love experimenting with textures. I repurpose as many things as I can think of that will help me influence and restructure the flat canvas. Those pieces are designated as multi-media.
It is that quiet space between my thoughts that I work hard to paint from. Freeing myself from the boundaries of right and wrong. That is why I love abstract. Each viewer interprets from their own experience which makes it a more personal connection to the work.
Stop by the display area near vending on the main floor of Hutchins to check out materials by and about the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr. These items will be on display until Jan. 24th.
As a reminder, Hutchins Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18th until 6pm so that library staff, faculty, and student workers will be able to participate in the MLK, Jr. festivities.
You’ve made it to finals week! Woohoo!
If an unfinished paper is keeping you from celebrating just yet, head over to Hutchins for help.
As always, our librarians and student reference consultants are available at the reference desk every hour that the library is open, as well as by appointment if you need it, to assist you with locating appropriate resources for your research paper.
For today and tomorrow, however, we are also fortunate enough to play host to consultants from Writing Resources, in the Center for Transformative Learning. To learn more about how they can help you, check out their flyer below: