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Aug. 22 All Day

Psyche Inspired Art Exhibit

Open during regular library hours until Dec. 9

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Explore "Psyche Inspired," an exciting art exhibit at Fletcher Library on the West campus. On display during regular library hours from until Dec. 9. 

Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter—and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. The NASA Psyche Inspired program brings undergraduate students from any discipline or major together to share the excitement, innovation and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public in new ways through artistic and creative works. The works from Psyche Inspired are shared in an online gallery and in downloadable books that tell the story of Psyche through musical scores, sculptures, painting, 3-D models, photography, acrylic art, needlepoint, stop-motion films, mixed media and more.

Visit Fletcher Library to see the artworks on display until Dec. 9. 

Illustration of space

Fletcher Library, West campus

For more information contact:

ASU Library
Casey Gipson
Casey.Gipson@asu.edu
602-543-8502 https://lib.asu.edu/fletcher

Aug. 27 All Day

'The Blind Man and the Elephant: Paintings of Eric Boos' Exhibition

Open during library hours from Aug. 27 until Dec. 15.

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“The Blind Man and the Elephant: Observation and Discovery in the recent paintings of Eric Boos” is the latest exhibit inside the Vault Gallery at the Downtown Phoenix campus Library. The exhibit will be open during library hours starting Aug. 27 until Dec. 15.

The paintings are acrylic on board, occasionally with mixed media such as crayon and other drawing media. “I think of paint as a substance rather than a coating, which leads me to heavily textured paintings,” Boos explains. “The textures become miniature landscapes in their own right.” 

“I believe that all art is ultimately about human beings and the human experience, so lately I have decided to go directly to the source, focusing my work on portraits of myself, friends and family members,” Boos adds. 

Boos says the name for the exhibit comes from “an old meme before there were memes. It references a number of blind men encountering an elephant by touching it. Depending on where they touch the elephant, they give very different descriptions of the beast. In other words, it’s about observation and discovery, and trying to make sense of everything.” 

Boos has been living and working in the Prescott area for over 30 years. He lives in a house he and his wife, Laura, designed and built about 13 years ago. The house is half studio space and half living space. 

While Boos is currently an adjunct instructor at Yavapai College, teaching art classes, he has spent most of his life making his living as an artist. Until a few years ago, he was known for his unusual ceramic sculptural pieces, but more recently he has turned to painting. 

Recent exhibitions include a 2020 Online Faculty Exhibition at Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona; 2019, Solo Exhibition, Gammage Auditorium, Tempe, Arizona; 2019, Tempe Library Exhibition, Tempe, Arizona; 2019, Faculty Exhibition, Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona. In his career, he has exhibited works across the nation. 

Boos has a BA in ceramics from University of California at Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in fine arts in ceramics from California State University at Long Beach. The Vault Gallery exhibit will be up from Aug. 27 through Dec. 15. His website is ericboos.com.

A painting showing a figure made of stacked pancakes with a volcano and arm reaching in the background

Vault Gallery, Downtown Phoenix campus Library

For more information contact:

ASU Library
Downtown Phoenix campus Library
Jacqueline.Young@asu.edu
602-496-0300 https://lib.asu.edu/downtown

Oct. 5 All Day

Print and the Protest Exhibit

Open Oct. 5 until Dec. 10 during regular library hours

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The ASU Library is proud to feature “Print and the Protest,” a new exhibit at Fletcher Library. The exhibit will be open Oct. 5 until Dec. 10. 

The works exhibited feature prints made by students in the “Print and the Protest” course during the spring 2022 semester. This cross-listed course is co-taught by faculty from both Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance and English programs housed in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies (SHArCS). 

In the course, students learned the art of letterpress and studied the role of print in histories of protest. Combining literary and historical analysis of movements for social changes, this course offered students hands-on experience producing prints of their own design.

 

Letterpress block letters in metal and wood spelling out Print and the Protest

Fletcher Library, West campus

For more information contact:

Casey Gipson
ASU Library, Fletcher Library
Casey.Gipson@asu.edu
602-543-8502 https://lib.asu.edu/fletcher

Sept. 9 All Day

Palimpsests of Arizona History Exhibit

Open during regular library hours from Sept. 9 until Dec. 9

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Palimpsests of Arizona History, Palimpsestos de la Historia de Arizona

Visit "Palimpsests of Arizona History," a new exhibit at the Downtown Phoenix campus library. On display during regular library hours from Sept. 9 until Dec. 9. 

Arizona History is a palimpsest, a story layered over continuing preexisting stories — they are unrecognized stories that have been heavily erased and ignored. But Arizona’s Mexican heritage has been, and is, all around us. “Palimpsests of Arizona History” is a visual exhibition created and curated by Pete Dimas in collaboration with the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change. It aims to uncover this overwritten history dating back to the 16th Century and explore the ways in which Mexicans and Mexican Americans have deeply shaped the geography, food, work force, architecture, and culture of contemporary Arizona.

Plan your visit. 

ASU students, staff and faculty can access the Downtown Phoenix campus Library in University Center with their Sun Card. Open to the public by appointment only.

Downtown Phoenix campus Library

For more information contact:

ASU Library
Jackie Young
Jacqueline.Young@asu.edu
602-496-0300 https://lib.asu.edu/downtown

Aug. 22 All Day

Psyche Inspired Art Exhibit

Open during regular library hours until Dec. 9

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Explore "Psyche Inspired," an exciting art exhibit at Fletcher Library on the West campus. On display during regular library hours from until Dec. 9. 

Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter—and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. The NASA Psyche Inspired program brings undergraduate students from any discipline or major together to share the excitement, innovation and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public in new ways through artistic and creative works. The works from Psyche Inspired are shared in an online gallery and in downloadable books that tell the story of Psyche through musical scores, sculptures, painting, 3-D models, photography, acrylic art, needlepoint, stop-motion films, mixed media and more.

Visit Fletcher Library to see the artworks on display until Dec. 9. 

Illustration of space

Fletcher Library, West campus

For more information contact:

ASU Library
Casey Gipson
Casey.Gipson@asu.edu
602-543-8502 https://lib.asu.edu/fletcher

Oct. 5 All Day

Print and the Protest Exhibit

Open Oct. 5 until Dec. 10 during regular library hours

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The ASU Library is proud to feature “Print and the Protest,” a new exhibit at Fletcher Library. The exhibit will be open Oct. 5 until Dec. 10. 

The works exhibited feature prints made by students in the “Print and the Protest” course during the spring 2022 semester. This cross-listed course is co-taught by faculty from both Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance and English programs housed in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies (SHArCS). 

In the course, students learned the art of letterpress and studied the role of print in histories of protest. Combining literary and historical analysis of movements for social changes, this course offered students hands-on experience producing prints of their own design.

 

Letterpress block letters in metal and wood spelling out Print and the Protest

Fletcher Library, West campus

For more information contact:

Casey Gipson
ASU Library, Fletcher Library
Casey.Gipson@asu.edu
602-543-8502 https://lib.asu.edu/fletcher

Sept. 9 All Day

Palimpsests of Arizona History Exhibit

Open during regular library hours from Sept. 9 until Dec. 9

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Palimpsests of Arizona History, Palimpsestos de la Historia de Arizona

Visit "Palimpsests of Arizona History," a new exhibit at the Downtown Phoenix campus library. On display during regular library hours from Sept. 9 until Dec. 9. 

Arizona History is a palimpsest, a story layered over continuing preexisting stories — they are unrecognized stories that have been heavily erased and ignored. But Arizona’s Mexican heritage has been, and is, all around us. “Palimpsests of Arizona History” is a visual exhibition created and curated by Pete Dimas in collaboration with the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change. It aims to uncover this overwritten history dating back to the 16th Century and explore the ways in which Mexicans and Mexican Americans have deeply shaped the geography, food, work force, architecture, and culture of contemporary Arizona.

Plan your visit. 

ASU students, staff and faculty can access the Downtown Phoenix campus Library in University Center with their Sun Card. Open to the public by appointment only.

Downtown Phoenix campus Library

For more information contact:

ASU Library
Jackie Young
Jacqueline.Young@asu.edu
602-496-0300 https://lib.asu.edu/downtown

Aug. 22 All Day

Psyche Inspired Art Exhibit

Open during regular library hours until Dec. 9

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Explore "Psyche Inspired," an exciting art exhibit at Fletcher Library on the West campus. On display during regular library hours from until Dec. 9. 

Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter—and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. The NASA Psyche Inspired program brings undergraduate students from any discipline or major together to share the excitement, innovation and scientific and engineering content of NASA’s Psyche mission with the public in new ways through artistic and creative works. The works from Psyche Inspired are shared in an online gallery and in downloadable books that tell the story of Psyche through musical scores, sculptures, painting, 3-D models, photography, acrylic art, needlepoint, stop-motion films, mixed media and more.

Visit Fletcher Library to see the artworks on display until Dec. 9. 

Illustration of space

Fletcher Library, West campus

For more information contact:

ASU Library
Casey Gipson
Casey.Gipson@asu.edu
602-543-8502 https://lib.asu.edu/fletcher

Aug. 29 All Day

In the Shadow of Giants: The Other Italians Exhibit

Open during regular library hours from Aug. 18 until Dec. 16

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Discover "In the Shadow of Giants: The Other Italians," a new exhibit at the ASU Music Library.

The end of the 19th century into the beginning of the 20th century saw the rise of verismo opera. While the movement spread throughout many countries, it is most commonly associated with the Italian composers Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Umberto Giordano, and Francesco Cilea. Unfortunately, the popularity of these "giants" of the genre has overshadowed the great works of many other Italian composers whose remarkable operatic contributions have been neglected or forgotten.

This exhibit features first-edition opera scores by 11 of these lesser-known Italian composers including works by Domenico Monleone, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Alberto Franchetti, Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Antonio Smareglia and Ildebrando Pizzetti.

The exhibit will be featured in the ASU Music Library from Aug. 18 through Dec. 16, 2022. Check library hours and plan your visit

All scores are from the private collection of Dr. Robert Mills.

A piece of opera sheet music with music notes and lyrics in Italian

ASU Music Library

For more information contact:

Music Library
linda.elsasser@asu.edu
480-965-3513 https://lib.asu.edu/music

Oct. 5 All Day

Print and the Protest Exhibit

Open Oct. 5 until Dec. 10 during regular library hours

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The ASU Library is proud to feature “Print and the Protest,” a new exhibit at Fletcher Library. The exhibit will be open Oct. 5 until Dec. 10. 

The works exhibited feature prints made by students in the “Print and the Protest” course during the spring 2022 semester. This cross-listed course is co-taught by faculty from both Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance and English programs housed in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies (SHArCS). 

In the course, students learned the art of letterpress and studied the role of print in histories of protest. Combining literary and historical analysis of movements for social changes, this course offered students hands-on experience producing prints of their own design.

 

Letterpress block letters in metal and wood spelling out Print and the Protest

Fletcher Library, West campus

For more information contact:

Casey Gipson
ASU Library, Fletcher Library
Casey.Gipson@asu.edu
602-543-8502 https://lib.asu.edu/fletcher

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