Library Exhibit: Souvenirs et portraits d’artistes, 1972

Our very own Katie Ziegler from Tech Services has put together a great display that you can find at the entrance to the library. The materials in this collection were donated to the library in 1986 and have been stored since then. These materials are now seeing the light of day once more, and we invite our community to come and view them.

Here is some information about the materials that Katie Ziegler provided for us:

Souvenirs et portraits d’artistes, 1972

Fernand Mourlot

Mourlot Studios, located in Paris, France, was known as the largest producer of artistic posters in the 1930s. It was also known to invite prominent artists to work on location within the studio to create original works which they then produced. This particular collection, put together by the Studio’s founder Fernand Mourlot, includes prints from 25 original lithographs created at the studios by artists such as Miro, Matisse, and Picasso.

This original edition is comprised of loose leaves while later editions were bound. Although this copy is number 270 of the 800 that were printed, only five libraries in the world are listed as owning one. Out of those five, this is the only copy in a United States library.

This work was donated to Berea College Hutchins Library by Thomas L. Hill and Dr. Kathleen Kulp-Hill, a professor of Spanish at EKU, in 1986 and now resides in the Special Collections Curio section.

The following images are now featured on the display case:

  • PABLO PICASSO, Le seigneur et la dame (M. 322)
  • JACQUES VILLON, Portrait d’une jeune fille
  • BERNARD BUFFET, Les ombelles
  • GRAHAM SUTHERLAND, Hybrid

The display is free and open to the public.  You can view it during regular library hours.

Library Display: Feminist Artists of Kentucky Art Exhibit

Banner and Quilt, part of Feminist Artists of KY Display

Banner and Quilt, part of Feminist Artists of KY Display

The Feminist Artists of Kentucky Art Exhibit is on display at Hutchins Library through the month of February 2016. These working artists combine their efforts and talents to expand their creativity and create exhibitions that challenge the social norms. The artists support gender parity and equality in the art world.

The Feminist Artists of Kentucky are:

  • Trish Ayers
  • Pat Cheshire Jennings
  • Jackie Pullum
  • Mary Ann Shupe
  • Patricia Watkins
  • Valeria Watkins
  • And guest artist Lynn Marrapodi.

If you wish to purchase any of the art pieces available for purchase, you may call 859-302-3709.

The exhibit can be viewed in the main floor of Hutchins Library during regular library hours.

This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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Paintings of flowers, part of Feminist Artists of KY display

Valeria Watkins: Solo Exhibition

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.

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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.

Please enjoy!”

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Library Display: CELTS 15th Anniversary and Bonner Scholars 25th Anniversary

Hutchins Library is hosting a display by CELTS and the Bonner Scholars Program celebrating the 15th Anniversary of CELTS and the 25th Anniversary of the Bonner Scholars Program. The display is open to the public, and it can be viewed during regular library hours.

From the display’s statement:

“This photo reflection was inspired by two anniversaries – the 25th anniversary of the founding of the first Bonner Scholars Program in the nation at Berea College in 1990, and the founding of the Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) in 2000. We hope that this photo display, curated by current CELTS labor students, inspires you to think about the ways that service is part of your Berea story.”

In addition, there is a guestbook available where you can tell us “How Service is Part of Your Berea Story?” Please feel free to share your service reflections in the guestbook.

NOTE: There will be a reception during Homecoming Weekend for this display. It will take place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10am at Hutchins Library Main Floor.

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Hutchins Library and the Campus Christian Center will turn a page of The Saint John’s Bible

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Hutchins Library and the Campus Christian Center will turn a page of The Saint John’s Bible each day of Pope Francis’ historic visit to America.

As a symbol of Christian unity and hospitality, we will join schools, churches, libraries and hospitals in “Illuminating the Mission: 7 Days – 7 Pages”

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, and each day of Pope Francis’s historic visit to America, Hutchins Library will join institutions across the country by turning to the same page of The Saint John’s Bible.

This simple act will be a rich symbol of Christian solidarity as the American people welcome the Holy Father. There are over 160 illuminations and 1,150 pages in the seven volumes of The Saint John’s Bible.

The Library will display the following illuminations each day.

  • Monday, Sept. 21 Creation (Genesis)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 Abraham and Sarah (Genesis)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23 Ten Commandments (Exodus)
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 Peter’s Confession (Matthew)
  • Friday, Sept. 25 Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes (Mark)
  • Saturday, Sept. 26 Two Cures (Mark)
  • Sunday, Sept. 27 Pentecost (Acts of the Apostle)

According to Saint John’s Rev. Michael Patella, OSB, who chaired the scholarship effort behind The Saint John’s Bible, “These illuminations were specifically chosen because they resonate with values Pope Francis holds dear: hospitality; concern for the poor, sick and marginalized; the dignity of all people; and care for creation.”

In addition to the illuminated pages, a reflection for each day, written by Saint John’s University School of Theology and Seminary, will also be on display.

The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery since the invention of the printing press in the 15thcentury. Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, commissioned world-renowned calligrapher

Donald Jackson, senior scribe to Her Majesty the Queen’s Crown Office at the House of Lords in London, England, to create this masterpiece. More information on The Saint John’s Bible and the Heritage Edition can be found at http://www.saintjohnsbible.org.

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The library’s display can be found by the library’s entrance, near the Reference Desk. It can be viewed during regular library hours. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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“What the St. John’s Bible Says to You” Library Display

In continuation of “A Year With the Saint John’s Bible”…

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St Johns Creation image

Creation, Covenant, Shekinah, Kingdom, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2006, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

We would like to say “Thank you” to:

 

John King

Becky Lewis

Mark Ross

and Whitney Withington

 

for sharing “What the Saint John’s Bible Says to You.”

 

Now on Display in the Library Lobby

 

Come Spend a Year with the St. John’s Bible

St. John's Bible Display September 24, 2014

Our display of the St. John’s Bible at the library is almost ready to go.

As you walk into Hutchins Library, you may have noticed work on a new display. There is a new wooden display case as you walk in. Banners are up now. The library is preparing to display Volume 6, “Gospels and Acts” of the Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible.

What is the St. John’s Bible?

In 1998, Saint John’s Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible. This is an effort that has not been done in almost 500 years. However, it is not just the divine word or a work of art. It is also a work that dares to ask some very modern questions:

  • What if the Bible clearly depicts Adam and Eve, the first humans, as East African?
  • What if the views of Earth from space are borrowed from NASA’s Hubble Telescope?
  • What if the great religions of the world, in addition to Christianity, are referenced wherever possible?

Come explore the answers to those questions and more as you view and spend time with the St. John’s Bible at Hutchins Library.

The Event Details:

The event opens with a public showing at campus convocation on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 3:00pm in Phelps-Stokes Chapel. The convocation features Tim Ternes speaking on “More Work Than We Knew, More Joy Than We Imagined.” He will describe the 13 year process of creating the first Biblical manuscript commissioned in more than 500 years. After September 25, the display will continue at Hutchins Library until May 15, 2015.

In addition to the display, the library and the college will host a variety of programs related to the St. John’s Bible throughout the campus and the community. Check out the activities calendar for details. Also, Hutchins Library Special Collections and Archives will feature an exhibit of other rare manuscripts, early printed Bibles, and sacred texts from the college’s collection.

An Event Open To All:

The Bible is a work with fans and detractors. Some see it as the Word of God. Others may see it as a great work of literature and storytelling. Others yet may see it as words often misused and misrepresented, a work partly responsible for historic challenges including slavery, conflict and war, and enabling human exploitation of the planet and other people. Whatever your view, this is an exhibit for all, religious and non-religious. Join us and come see what the St. John’s Bible has to say to you.

The convocation on September 25, 2014 is free and open to the public.

The display at Hutchins Library can be viewed during the library’s regular hours.

“A Year with the St. John’s Bible” at Berea College is made possible through a partnership between Hutchins Library and the Campus Christian Center. with support from the Art, General Studies, History, and Religion programs.

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