Archive for the ‘exhibits’ Category

International Day of Peace, Sept. 21st

September 11, 2018

Stop by the library to check out our display in honor of International Day of Peace (September 21st). This year’s theme “The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70” was chosen to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.

Visit the following websites to learn more about the Right to Peace.

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/development-agenda/
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/peace-justice/

Libraries for Peace display

Getting to Gutenberg….

September 8, 2018

Come and see a facsimile of the famous book that started a revolution!

The Archives is hosting an exhibit featuring a facsimile of the 1454 Gutenberg Bible, given anonymously in honor of Dennis Gallagher, referred to as “Citizen Gallagher’ by the donor. This is the first major book printed using Gutenberg’s invention of movable metal type. Displaying examples of earlier bookmaking, come and see how and why the Gutenberg Bible changed communication and consequently the world!

Archive hours: Tues – Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm. 4th Floor, Dayton Memorial Library.

page from a facsimile of the 1454 Gutenberg Bible

Looking Glass into a Jewish Wedding

September 5, 2018

In this new exhibit at the Dayton Memorial Library, Bryan Goldfeder is a Jewish glass artist based in Boulder. He shares the custom glass and photos of his recent wedding to open a window on Jewish wedding traditions. In the Doyle and Margaret Hartman Exhibit Gallery on the second floor of the library through the end of September.

Brown & Gold: Here They Come exhibit

August 23, 2018

Brown & Gold: Here They Come

In the fall of 1968, a new force was introduced to Regis College. The first class of Regis women arrived in September and caused concerns for cherished traditions and embedded power structures. Brown & Gold: Here They Come provides a look at the student newspaper in the fall of 1968 and how the men and women of Regis began to settle into a new normal. The exhibit is on display through the end of September.

Issues of Brown & Gold from the fall of 1968 are available in ePublications at Regis University.

Narrative Threads exhibit

June 6, 2018

Narrative Threads is a traveling exhibition curated by Alicia Bailey of the Denver-based Abecedarian Artists’ Books. The exhibit is on display in the Dayton Memorial Library through the month of June.

The exhibit features works utilizes visible threads/fibers in addition to or instead of the structural/functional use of threads found in traditional book binding. This form of interactive sculpture invites the reader/viewer to experience a tactile, hands-on exhibit that is engagingly intimate.

Works are appealing in their hand-mindedness and interactivity. Even the works not meant to be handled tempt the viewer to touch their surfaces, enlivened as they are by the sewn line and texturally dynamic fibers.

The Printed Page III exhibit

February 28, 2018

This exhibit opens March 2nd and is one of a series of satellite exhibits celebrating Denver’s Mo’Print 2018 (Month of Printmaking Series). The series features both prints and book works by artists who primarily work in the book arts field. The Dayton Memorial Library exhibit includes work by artists living in Austria, Netherlands, and the United States.

Campaign Clocks of Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933 – 1945

February 14, 2018

EXHIBIT : 4th floor, Library, Notarianni Political Collection – last 3 sections of the exhibit case.

One of the interests of presidential campaign memorabilia from past elections is the light they shine on the values and attitudes of their time. On Dec 5, 1933, FDR repealed Prohibition. The clock face shows the bartender with a mechanical arm shaking a drink while the room behind him burns in a fire.

The message is subtle: Prohibition resulted in people drinking secretly in crowded fire-traps. FDR helped the nation by repealing this dangerous amendment. Is this clock face an example of changing times? Would a candidate today depict graphically a picture, or film clip of a horrific disaster on his/her campaign item? It does not seem likely.

The Archives would love to hear from you if you have an opinion on this question. Please email me with your answer.
Elizabeth Cook, Archivist.

Fotos de Habana Vieja – exhibit of photographs by Tony Ortega

January 29, 2018

For the month of February, Dayton Memorial Library presents “Fotos de Habana Vieja” by Anthony Ortega, associate professor, Fine and Performing Arts, Regis College. The exhibit can be viewed in the Doyle and Margaret Hartman Gallery and the Fireplace Lounge from February 1 through February 28, 2018.

Ortega offers the following artist statement about the exhibit:
Historically, artists have responded to social concerns with artwork that depicts culture, traditions, social injustice, human rights, environmental degradation and political power. My goal as an artist is to create artwork that is personal and which expresses a sense of social responsibility.

I created these photographs with digital technology by using three IPAD apps: Vivid HDR to capture the images, Snapseed to process the photos, and Vintage Scene to stylize the images. In my creative process, distortion and exaggeration are used for emotional effect.

I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit many places in Latin America. In May of 2017, my wife and I traveled to Havana. It was an amazing and insightful experience. Since my return, I have had flashbacks of people’s faces, of places we visited and of the moving stories we heard. Based in Old Havana, we visited local art and cultural centers as well as museums, venues in which we became immersed in the beautiful Cuban culture.

Francisco, our airbnb host, has lived in Habana Vieja for many years and is very knowledgeable about the local area. He is street smart and seems to know everyone. He gave us good advice and helped us navigate and understand the city and its culture. We observed Francisco and noted his relationships with friends and others, relationships that appeared to be a microcosm of the people of Cuba who have survived the US embargo. This embargo has significantly affected everybody in Cuba.

The Cuban people help each other with their street smarts, the exchange of services and knowledge as well as mutual financial support. We admire these amazing people and their remorsefulness in the challenge to endure and survive. We wish them the best and hope one day to return to Havana and see them again!!! I am in solidarity with the people of Cuba.

“The Newest Americans Prom” photo exhibit in the Library

January 5, 2018

John Abramson photography show on exhibit January 5 – 30, 2018.

The teenagers in these photographs are all refugees; their families fled their home countries by no fault of their own. Families escaped civil disorder, violence and conflict. Some left their countries crossing unmarked borders by foot, day and night. Most of the youth featured in this exhibit spent their childhood in refugee camps in Kenya or Rwanda. After years of uncertainty, these teenagers arrived with their families in a strange land with a new language and culture, starting over in the United States from scratch.

Prom is an American coming-of-age ritual where teens get dressed up, usually have dates and celebrate in high school gyms. They dance to the latest pop music and have fun. Three years ago, a group of ACC’s International CITY teens decided to host their own prom. These teenagers came from countries with their own traditions, music and dances. Pairing as dates is often not part of their cultures, however, getting dressed up, looking their best, being with friends, dancing to their favorite music, meeting new people and having fun are common to all cultures.

“The Newest Americans Prom” will be on exhibit in the Fireplace Lounge in Dayton Memorial Library now through Jan. 30.

Sculptures by James Dixon on exhibit

November 5, 2017

Sculptor James Dixon will present his work in the Dayton Memorial Library through November. The exhibit is in the DML fireplace lounge and the Doyle and Margaret Hartman Gallery.

As a visual artist, James Dixon has used his cultural experience and knowledge to achieve universality rather than create a barrier to mainstream culture. Because his work is not bound by ethnic stereotypes, his audience is able to appreciate his art as an expression that unites rather than divides diverse communities and interests. In this way, Dixon is a global citizen whose work becomes a crossroads of exploration into the ever-expanding realm of worldwide artistic creation.

Dixon’s bronze sculptures are also currently on display at Art of Life Gallery, located in Denver, Colorado, and Shidoni Foundry and Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.