Archive for the ‘exhibits’ Category

Pots and Patterns of Culture: The Hohokum, the Anasazi, the Mimbres, and The Casa Grandes

June 9, 2015

The library’s current exhibit celebrates the four Pre-Columbian cultures in the American Southwest that contributed concepts of social organization which became the egalitarian Pueblo culture of today. It is an amazing story.

Pottery, unlike architectural sites or abstract ideas, is portable and concrete, and the Archives and Special Collections is proud to possess a few pieces of ancient Southwest pieces. They represent the four ancient cultures that flourished then ended in the evolution of Pueblo society. A small sample of 20th century Pueblo artwork is also included in the exhibit, especially pottery that uses the traditional motifs of the ancient cultures.

The exhibit will be on display for the months of June and July in the library’s Hartman Gallery on the 2nd floor.

This pitcher and small cup, both with white & black geometric designs, is from the Anasazi of the Colorado Plateau, circa 950-1250 CE.

Paintings of Arthur Short Bull (Tatanka Ptecila)

May 9, 2015

Arthur Short Bull, an Oglala Lakota, grew up on the Pine Ridge reservation. He began painting watercolors as a way to deal with the stress of working as a substance abuse counselor, and his art became a vehicle for documenting the history of his people and expressing his emotions about the whys and wherefores of what has happened to Native Americans over the last few centuries. More information about his work may be found at www.dawnhawk.org. His paintings will be on exhibit in the library’s Hartman Gallery and fireplace lounge through the month of May.

Arthur Short Bull painting

New exhibit for Women’s History Month

March 12, 2015

A display of stereotypes in early 20th century sheet music is on exhibit in the Hartman Gallery for Women’s History Month. The display is a reflection of women, gender, & societal roles represented through lyrics and covers of popular music scores from the early 20th century. It also highlights the David Goldstein Popular Sheet Music Collection, part of the Recorder Music Archival Collections.

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Talking It Out: Getting to Agreement exhibit

January 6, 2015

Talking It Out: Getting to Agreement is an exhibit framed around the question: Why can’t we all get along? It is a free-standing photo and story exhibit, telling the stories of people involved in conflict and how effective listening and patient talking brought about solutions.

This exhibit is on display in the library through the end of January.

Catholic Iconographers’ Exhibit

October 29, 2014

The Catholic Iconographers’ Exhibit opens on October 30th and will be on display through November 30th.

The opening reception is on Thursday, October 30th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the fireplace lounge. Cecelia Aguallo, icon painting teacher of many years, will speak briefly about the theology and egg tempera techniques used in painting.

Fr. Mark Patrick Hederman, O. S. B., Abbot of Glenstal Abbey in Ireland which houses one of the world’s finest collection of Russian icons advises those contemplating icons:

“You don’t have to pick out an icon, the icon will pick you out for further consideration and enlightenment.”

Catholic icons

Ode to Itipini exhbit

October 13, 2014

Illustrations from Ode to Itipini are on display through October 28th. Regis instructor, Natasha McConnachie, illustrated the children’s story Ode to Itipini written by her mother, Jenny McConnachie.

Jenny McConnachie is a registered nurse and long serving Episcopal missionary in South Africa. Jenny wrote Ode to Itipini as a tribute to the community that she worked with for over twenty years. Itipini was a community built on a refuse site- outside Mthatha in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. Jenny’s story chronicles a day in the life of the community: struggles, delights and the care provided by volunteers. Natasha’s mixed media/collage illustrations convey the mprovisational nature of shanty homes and the colorful people who made their home there.

Join Natasha and Jenny for an informal exhibition closing on Tuesday, October 28th, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Illustrations are for sale at $300 each. Half of proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The book is available for $9 through Natasha at 303-960-8063 or online at magcloud.com.

Ode to Itipini

Recorderfest in the West, Sept. 18th – 21st

September 11, 2014

Recorderfest in the West is a four-day festival celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Recorder Music Center (RMC) at Regis University, the 75th anniversary of the American Recorder Society (ARS) and the 50th anniversary of its Denver Recorder Society Chapter.

The RMC has a limited but growing number of circulating materials (mostly scores) available, as well as archival collections (non-circulating). Circulating materials are shelved in the Recorder Music Center Alcove on the 3rd floor of the Library and are available for public use. The Recorder Music Archival Collections are found in the Archives, Room 401.

More information about the festival events is available here.

Recorder Fest program

Rocky Flats Plant Exhibition

September 5, 2014

The Rocky Flats Plant Exhibition is on display on the 2nd floor of the Dayton Memorial Library through the end of the semester. Rocky Flats was a nuclear weapons production facility that had a huge influence on the Cold War, manufacturing the plutonium “core” of nuclear weapons.

Jeff Gipe is the artist; he grew up five miles southwest of Rocky Flats and his father worked there for twenty years. Stop by and see the 3 pieces in this exhibit and learn more about the history of Rocky Flats. This exhibit is sponsored by Peace and Justice Studies, the Regis College Dean’s Office, and the department of Fine and Performing Arts.

Rocky Flats exhibit

Photography by Nicole Ellison

August 4, 2014

A new exhibit featuring the photography of Nicole Ellison is on display in the Hartman Gallery through the end of September. The opening reception with the artist is Monday, August 4th, at 4:30 p.m.

Nicole Ellison photography

Political Hats exhibit – 4th floor Notarianni Gallery

July 18, 2014

Part of the Notarianni Gallery on the 4th floor of the Library is hosting an exhibit of Political Hats from its collection of presidential campaign memorabilia. The exhibit is inspired by the large exhibit of hats and headware from around the world owned and displayed by Beverly Chico on the Library’s 2nd floor.

Roosevelt hat pin


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