Pavel Arseniev (Petersburg, Russia) to read at Hampshire College Library April 14 Tue 6-8 pm in the KIVA Poet, critic, publisher, translator …
Found in a college library new this week – “Readbox”: fresh content for your borrowing pleasure.
10 Lucky students will will get to participate in a Wearable Technology Workshop led by Ayliffe Brown on Friday 4/3 from 1-6 pm in the Airport Lounge. The workshop will introduce using different sensors in designing simple wearable tech prototypes and open-source software.
Hampshire College will host filmmaker and artist Rhys Ernst (second from right) and writer and musician Faith Soloway on Monday, April 6. Ernst and Soloway are part of the creative team for Amazon’s groundbreaking series Transparent, winner of 2015 Golden Globes for best comedy series and best actor (Jeffrey Tambor).
Bibliothecaphilia is opening at Mass Moca with a reception tomorrow evening. The exhibit explores definitions of libraries in the age of e-books, apps, and digital media.
Spring Break 2015 continued with a trip to the Academic Commons in the Occidental College Library.
It’s spring break, 2015 and a small team from Hampshire flew away from the snow and mud to visit the Colket Center for Academic Excellence and the Tutt Library at Colorado College.
Ryan Mihaly, ’08F was one of the curators (along with Audrey Nefores) of the exhibit in the Hampshire Gallery, “I Make Me Up: The Work of Robert Seydel and his Pupils” that was up from September 12-29, 2014. That wonderful exhibit coincided with the opening of the Robert Seydel Reading Room in the Hampshire Library this past fall.
Just a reminder, the Airport Lounge will be closed the week of Spring Break (March 15th – March 21st) and re-open normal hours on Sunday, March 22nd.
The purpose of the Art + Feminism event was to help correct a bias in Wikipedia which is disproportionately written by and about men. In just a short time, the group gathered at Mass Art created Wikipedia accounts and then learned how to create external links, when a person is considered “notable” and therefore eligible for a Wikipedia entry, and what types of sources are acceptable.
March 5, 2015 marks the eighth anniversary of the bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street, a literary center in Baghdad named after the 10th century poet. The bombing killed thirty people, wounded more than 100, and destroyed a center of book selling and reading. This summer, the Harold F. Johnson Library and the Hampshire College Art Gallery will host an exhibition of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here project.
Papercut and tapestry artist Tamar Shadur came to the library yesterday evening to conduct a workshop for Hampshire students interested in learning this ancient art form. About 15 students (and a couple of staff and faculty members) came to the Hill Urbina Room on the 3rd floor to learn how to make papercut work around the theme of the “Tree of Life.”
On the Magic Board this week: The Reader exhibits a sample of visual submissions to The Reader, Hampshire’s longest running literary magazine.
Movable Book showcase featuring Emma Rentz, an artist curious about reassembling identity with a pair of scissors and a needle. Her works primarily use old photographs and threads that act as both puppet strings and heart strings to wind together a portrait of the artist as a ‘strayed’ soul.
At the very center of the Movable Artist Books display is the work of Hampshire student artist Sarah Jane Young. Some of her selected works focus on different ways of unfolding that shift and innovate bookbinding norms, while others stay rooted in traditional methods.
The Airport Lounge is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides a quiet study space to study all hours of the day.
The finely detailed work of Hampshire student Nadia Herman adorns the first floor glass case with lace-like impressions of the animal kingdom. Her intricate, yet calming, creature creations breathe life into the blank pages within, giving her books a glow of curious consciousness.
Catch the current exhibition on the Magic Board, a drawing a day videos 2011 to present, an offering to Dr. Yusef Lateef from kara lynch. The work is in conversation with Towards the Unknown, an exhibition of drawings by Yusef Lateef.
Hampshire College Library, in collaboration with the Environmental Committee, is pleased to announce that Kill-A-Watt meters are now available for checkout at the library.
Movable artist books are on display in the library first floor exhibit cases, designed and created by Nadia Herman, Sarah Jane Young, and Emma Rentz during an Independent Study with Karen Koehler, Professor of Architectural and Art History, and Rachel Beckwith, Access and Arts Librarian.