Materials of the Self
October 5 through January 7
We close our year of exploring identity through art with Materials of the Self. For this final exhibit, members of the TCPL art exhibit committee reached out to local artists whom they felt expressed themselves through their art in ways that spoke to them personally. Artists include Grant, Jen Lightfoot, Ursula Hilsdorf, Gerry Monaghan, Amanda Marie Mulholland, and Jari Poulin. We hope you have enjoyed this journey through identity.
The exhibit will open on Gallery Night, October 5, and feature live music by Remanu Panther beginning at 6:15.
Art Reaction: Creative Writing in Response to Materials of the Self will take place on October 29.
Wall Case Exhibits
November and December: 10 Ithaca teens have been studying botanical specimens closely. The result is this exhibit of practicing the time-honored tradition of botanical illustrations—patiently, reflectively and respectfully—under the instruction of Milly Acharya.
Draw a Line------------
Mid-November through February 2019
North Reading Room
This exhibit represents a unique collaboration between library staff and Amy Sara Carroll’s Society for the Humanities Spring 2018 graduate seminar “Undocumentation.” The seminar began as a drawing workshop where Carroll asked her students to sketch from memory the Mexico-US border. The responses illustrated the complexities of the border’s current configurations in US, Mexican, and global imaginaries. Then the students engaged with maps from Olin Library’s Map and Geospatial Information Unit. From this open-ended assignment, the exhibit "DRAW A LINE - - - - - - - - - -" emerged. Students rethought, remediated and reworked their projects with revisions influenced by assigned seminar readings and viewings and by conversations about immigration and free trade.
Human Rights Commission Art Contest
December 8 through January
In the Stacks