It is a joy to see new and returning MFA-IA students on campus with vibrant energy, engaged in intellectual and artistic work. Our library is not only a virtual, but also a physical destination. While on campus, you have the unique opportunity to experience our newest exhibit, entitled: Art and Breath : the Life of Hideichi Oshiro. This is now on display in the Pratt Gallery and in the downstairs Pratt Center Well.
Hide Oshiro, a 101-year-old Japanese artist, recently donated his life’s work to Goddard. A Goddard alumna, Carol Curri, a graduate of the MFA-IA program, worked with Oshiro for many years and connected us to the artist. Thank you Carol! Oshiro learned the art of etching, Japanes “ukiyoe” woodcuts, gold carving, sculpture and brushwork at Ayoma Gakuin Senior High School and Sophia University in Japan. This exhibit, curated by Dustin Byerly, was an ambitious undertaking involving the library and Goddard’s Development Office. It will be the most comprehensive treatment of the artist work ever presented.
You have a chance to meet the artist. Please join us for the reception on Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 2010 6:30-8:30.
News from the Stacks:
We have recently added many new book titles as requested by various MFA-IA faculty. Check out our new acquisitions and find out what we have to offer on your subject of interest. You may also be interested to browse our display of publications authored by individuals affiliated with the MFA-IA program. This is on display in the library. You can browse the corresponding list of titles by accessing our online catalog and clicking on “LISTS”, then choose from the pull-down menu.
Please contact us with any question and concern that you may have. Have a good semester!