Five NW artists have come together and created an exhibit showcasing their use of found, recycled, and discarded treasures. Raw materials, found objects, the tools they use, and unique finished pieces of art will be incorporated into the display. The Sacred Scraps Exhibition will run February 1st to the 28th on the second floor in front of the Archives & Special Collections. An Opening Reception is planned for Friday, February 1 at 6:30 p.m. For directions and more information please visit: http://sacred-scraps.com/
Artists: Dayna Collins, Shelly Caldwell, Tory Brokenshire, Jennifer Campbell, Stephanie Brockway
With permission from the artists, below are some photos from the exhibit and reception.
Please join us for the first colloquium of the Spring semester with Seth Cotlar (History) who will present his talk titled: “When I was your age…”: Nostalgic Representations of the Recent Past in American Children’s Literature, 1830-1850
This talk is part of a book project on “The Cultural History of Nostalgia in Modernizing America, 1776-1860.” I delivered this talk last summer and over the next few months I need to transform it into an essay for inclusion in a collection of essays on children’s literature in the nineteenth century. I focus primarily on Samuel Goodrich, one of the most widely-read children’s authors of the antebellum period. I pay particular attention to how he depicts the environmental destruction that has accompanied the rapid economic development of the 1820s and 30s, and I also discuss his surprisingly sympathetic depictions of displaced Native Americans.
The talk will take place on Friday February 1 at 3 pm in the Hatfield Room. As usual, cookies and refreshments will be served.
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The Hatfield Library has special hours during the Winter Break.
Tue, Jan. 1 CLOSED
Wed – Fri, Jan. 2 – 4 8 – 5 p.m.
Sat – Sun, Jan. 5 – 6 CLOSED
Mon – Fri, Jan. 7 – 11 8 – 5 p.m.
Sat – Sun, Jan. 12 – 13 CLOSED
Normal building hours resume Monday, January 14th. The Hatfield Library staff wish the Willamette Community a most wonderful and safe Winter Break and new start to the new year!