STUDENT ARTWORK on display @ the Library Part 3

Student artwork on walls

On the second floor artwork is on display that has been curated from the Student Select Show each year. The Final Show in Dowd Gallery every spring is Student Select. This is a juried show (off-campus juror) where all students taking studio courses during the academic year are encouraged to submit. A selection of work is chosen by the Juror to be exhibited in the Gallery and then select works from the exhibition are relocated to the library to be on display for the next academic year. The artwork in this area is changed annually.


STUDENT ARTWORK on display @ the Library Part 2

Student work on display from the Art and Art Histories Raquette Lake course

On the north side of the First Floor hallway is student work on display from the Art and Art Histories Raquette Lake course. This is a one-credit course required for ART Majors and is led by a faculty member each fall. This year’s Faculty Leader was Jenn McNamara. The artwork on display is created after the trip and is inspired by the students’ experiences while on-site during the course.


STUDENT ARTWORK on display @ the Library

Student artwork from the Dingle Ireland Study abroad displayed in the library

On the south side of the Library’s First Floor hallway is student work from the Dingle Ireland Study abroad program offered through SUNY Cortland. Stephen Clark from the Art and Art History Department is the instructor for this En Plein Air painting course where they practice painting techniques outdoors inspired by the Landscapes surrounding Dingle.


Art in the Library

Did you know?

During 2014-2015, Memorial Library’s Delta collection relocated from the second floor to the third floor. This left the second floor with bare walls that needed a fresh coat of paint and something to showcase. A small group of library staff members met with representatives of the Dowd Gallery to discuss ideas. They formed a partnership, and decided on a rotating display of student artists’ works in varied media to fill those bare walls. The student artists represent the diversity of all three schools on campus.

The library invites campus faculty, staff and students to visit the second floor of the library. Come and appreciate the artist in our students.

On left, ceramic art piece entitled Head in the Clouds. On right oil painting entitled Complementary Contrast Still Life.

(Left) Head in the Clouds, 2018. Ceramic.
Mike Morris, Second-Year Student, Graphic Design & Digital Media
(Right) Complementary Contrast Still Life, 2018. Oil Paint.
Anna Brasted
First-Year Student
Studio Art

Piece of aluminum art entitled Hatchet depicting forest scene

Hatchet, 2017. Aluminum.
Weikang Jia, Fourth-Year Student, Sport Management

Cotton & polypropylene weaving piece of art entitled Here Comes the Fuzz

Here Comes the Fuzz, 2017. Cotton & Polypropylene Weaving.
Hayley Truay, Third-Year Student, Art History

Reporting from Memorial Library: Lori Backus & Debra Whitney

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