Art Gallery: Milisa Galazzi Exhibit Opens April 25; Reception 5-7pm

Opening on April 25, 2019, is an exhibit by Milisa Galazzi titled “Line as Language”. We hope you can join us in welcoming the artist at an opening reception on Thursday, April 25, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will be on view until June 13, 2019. To learn more about the artist, please read her statement below and visit her website at https://www.milisagalazzi.com/

Milisa Galazzi
Line as Language
April 25 – June 13, 2019

Artist’s Reception
Thursday, April 25
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Asemic Message 54 by Milisa Galazzi

Artist’s Statement

LINE AS LANGUAGE

I learned to read in fifth grade. Until then, I struggled to sound out vowels, and I had difficulty stringing words together to build sentences. Printed text seemed to float on the page like shadows wafting in a breeze. Letters and numbers flipped in space. “Ws” would become “Ms,” and sixes would become nines. Even after laborious late-night studying, I repeatedly failed tests the next day – although I knew the material cold. By mid-high school, I finally understood why.

Dyslexia, a form of neuro-diversity, is defined as “a neurological condition caused by a different wiring of the brain.” Over time, I have found that the unique way my brain functions is a great asset in my creative work – especially my drawing.

The language of a line communicates powerfully. Even an asemic line – one in which no semic content or meaning exists – conveys a strong message with deep meaning. This exhibition is hung on the walls of an art gallery inside a library, which sits in the middle of a university campus. This is where thoughts are born and nurtured. Shared through the symbols of math and science and in the written words of the humanities, ideas are created and cultivated here. This is a place of scholarly meaning making. Just as a mathematician and a social scientist have their own languages, as an artist, I speak a different language – I am fluent in the language of line.

Milisa Galazzi

Celebrate National Library Week!

National Library Week is an annual celebration of libraries and library workers. This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, puts the focus on the important role that libraries play in their communities—cities, towns, schools and campuses—by providing critical resources, programs, expertise and space for all community members to come together to connect and learn.

Help us recognize National Library Week here at the Bentley Library.

Visit our lobby to:

  • browse the pop-up display of books and films that feature libraries and librarians
  • post a message on the whiteboard telling us what you love about the library
  • take a button to show your support for libraries

Support a library that has impacted you.

Libraries across the nation will be using this week to raise awareness for their resources, services, and staff. If there is a public or school library that means something to you, take some time to voice your appreciation and support.

Tag the library in a social media post, stop in to share a kind word with the library staff, or send a letter of support to their administrators/board. Public libraries in particular rely on vocal community support to help them secure the funding that they need. Follow and use #NationalLibraryWeek, #NLW2019, #LibrariesTransform and #MyLibraryMyStory on Twitter and Instagram to add your support.

On View in the Art Gallery: Other Worldly: Paintings by Nancy Hayes

Now on view in the RSM Art Gallery is Other Worldly, an installation of large format paintings, triptychs, and diptychs by Nancy Hayes. All are invited to attend a reception for the artist in the gallery on Thursday, March 21, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The exhibit will be on view until April 19, 2019. To learn more about the artist, please read her statement below and visit her website at https://www.nancychayes.com/.

Other Worldly: Paintings by Nancy Hayes
March 15 – April 19, 2019

Artist’s Reception
Thursday, March 21
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Soaring by Nancy Hayes
Soaring by Nancy Hayes
acrylic on board, three panels, 4’x2′ each
2018

Artist’s Statement

Painting permits direct access into my own personal laboratory where I develop forms and visual landscapes built from my imagination. I work with color, line, pattern and shape, arranging and rearranging until I am inspired to elaborate on a composition, going deeper into its texture, its biology.

As a writer does, I am building my own characters, their personalities and context in which they live. Just as a reader injects their own personal knowledge into a story, enriching the plot, my objective is to allow the viewer to explore their own visual narrative, enhancing the forms with their imagination.

Nancy Hayes
nancychayes.com
nhayes256@comcast.net

Spring Break Hours: Saturday 3/9 - Sunday 3/17

It certainly doesn’t look or feel like spring right now, but it is time for spring break! Although classes are not in session, the library will remain open during the week with some modifications to our normal hours.

If you aren’t traveling next week you can stop in for a quiet place to relax, to borrow books and movies, or to pick up a museum pass (there are still plenty of passes available for next week – reserve them online now).

Saturday 3/9 and Sunday 3/10:
CLOSED

Monday 3/11 – Thursday 3/14:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday 3/15:
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday 3/16:
CLOSED

Sunday 3/17:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed throughout Spring Break. For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.