Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jeannine Kitzhaber to exhibit in Harriet Barry Gallery

Jeannine Kitzhaber of the UW-River Falls Art Department will exhibit paintings and mixed media two-dimensional art in a show titled: “New Work from the Map Series” at the Harriet Barry Gallery in Chalmer Davee Library from August 27-September 29.  For more information about the exhibit contact Cate Dodson (715) 425-3874 or email: exhibits@uwrf.edu

From Kitzhaber’s New Work from the Map Series.

Jeannine Kitzhaber Biography and Artist Statement

Jeannine Kitzhaber will exhibit paintings and mixed media two-dimensional art in a show titled: “New Work from the Map Series” at the University of WI-River Falls Harriet Barry Gallery in Chalmer Davee Library from August 27-September 29. Jeannine Kitzhaber is an instructor and advisor in Art at the University of WI-River Falls, where she teaches Painting and Drawing. She has a BFA and MFA in Studio Arts, with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing from the University of MN, where she also studied Art History and English. In addition to teaching, Kitzhaber is a regional and national artist with a studio in the Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis. Kitzhaber and her husband Nick have three daughters and live in Coon Rapids, MN. Her current subject matter reveals her ideas concerning place:

“I am intrigued by the complexity of maps and their relationship to transient lifestyles in the 21st century. An awareness of job and lifestyle impermanence has directly affected me as an educator and artist traveling for work throughout the Twin Cities and greater metropolitan area. It occurred to me that a vast amount of my time was spent in transit. This journey to and from my job, studio and home created a disconnection with regard to the sensory feeling of place. On an intellectual level, maps have always provided me with a logical route: to realize a destination and to see a completion of the space that has been traveled. Maps provide me with a connection to landform, but have also established a distance from place. This new map series is a journal of my travels to and from place.”

Updated: Interlibrary Loan Service Restored

Interlibrary Loan was temporarily unavailable on July 18 due to an upgrade.  Service has been restored.

University Archives Open 2nd Saturday of the month during Summer

For the convenience of patrons who cannot make it during the week, the University Archives and Area Research Center offers public hours the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  A free class on using the archives starts at 9:15 and is open to all.  Open Saturdays remaining this summer are July 14 and August 11.

For additional information about the University Archives/ARC visit: http://www.uwrf.edu/AreaResearchCenter/Index.cfm

Seeking Discussion Leaders for Library Book Club

The library is currently seeking people to lead book discussions for the upcoming season of the Lion’s Paw Book Club.  The club meets on the second Wednesday of the month during the academic year in the library breezeway.  All genres are welcome, and the club is open to anyone who enjoys reflective reading and discussing contemporary issues.  If you are interested or for more information please email cate.dodson@uwrf.edu  or visit http://www.uwrf.edu/Library/LionsPawBookClub.cfm