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.
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.
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.
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.
(Left) Head in the Clouds, 2018. Ceramic.
Mike Morris, Second-Year Student, Graphic Design & Digital Media
(Right) Complementary Contrast Still Life, 2018. Oil Paint.
Hatchet, 2017. Aluminum.
Weikang Jia, Fourth-Year Student, Sport Management
Here Comes the Fuzz, 2017. Cotton & Polypropylene Weaving.
Hayley Truay, Third-Year Student, Art History
Reporting from Memorial Library: Lori Backus & Debra Whitney