Time: May 3, 2013 from 5:30pm to 8pm
Location: SOU Hannon Library
Street: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Website or Map: http://www.hanlib.sou.edu/eve…
Event Type: first, friday, artwalk, tour
Organized By: Lenn & Dixie Hannon Library
Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2013
Experience the First Friday Art Walk at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library. The library holds a special open house every first Friday, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Visitors can view the art and artifact collections on display in the university library while enjoying live music and free refreshments. Guided tours will run every half hour, but visitors are also welcome to explore on their own and even meet our guest artists.
This May, the library will feature two new photography exhibits by Southern Oregon University students. “Homescape: An Exploration of the Meaning of Possessions” by Heidi Dalgarno is a collection of poetry and haiku that examines the meaning of personal possessions. “What It Means to be Devine” by Vanessa Devine is an artistic reenactment of Devine’s memories and life experiences. Both artists will be available to discuss their work.
In addition to temporary exhibits, Hannon Library also has a wide variety of permanent displays with something to interest just about anyone. There is a number of paintings and prints on display, including historical photos from Jackson County icon, Peter Britt. There’s an extensive series of work from renowned artist Betty LaDuke. Kids will enjoy meeting Swampy, the giant swamphorse sculpture created by SOU alum Tricia Johansen, and visitors of all ages can appreciate the Schuman Collection of Musical Instruments. The Hearn History of Printing and Writing Collection features historical books and manuscripts from around the world, and the incredible bronzes from Meera Censor’s Humanitarians for Justice, Nonviolence and Peace Collection shouldn’t be missed. And let’s not forget the library’s most recent addition, the We Are Here sculpture, a signature piece of local culture.