The ARTstor Travel Awards are back and they are now open to undergraduate students! This year the theme is cities: their histories and development, their depictions in art and documentation, their architecture, their ruins, their governments, their peoples, their myths.
Create an ARTstor image group or groups and a single essay of 500 words or less that creatively introduces us to a city or cities we did not know or reveals an intriguing aspect of the cities we do know. Five winners— college and graduate students, scholars, curators, educators, and librarians in any field—will receive $1,500 each to help support travel-related educational and scholarly activities. Winning essays and other selected submissions will be published on the ARTstor Blog, ARTstor website, and via our social media channels. Deadline: Friday, May 17.
Several items from the Artist Book Special Collection will be on display in the Crouch Fine Arts Library on a rotating basis during the remainder of the Spring 2013 Semester. Come by to see these interesting creations and have an opportunity to experience them personally on Sundays at 3 pm by appointment.
Book artists, Peter and Donna Thomas, will speak in the Allbritton Foyer of Moody Library on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Their lecture is entitled “The Future of the Physical Book in the Digital Age,” and will discuss the book as a work of art.
Peter and Donna Thomas travel around the country in their very own gypsy wagon, giving lectures and workshops on papermaking, book arts and more. They plan to park their wagon outside of Moody Library during the afternoon of the lecture to allow for questions and individual interaction.
Both Peter and Donna Thomas are natives of California and currently reside in Santa Cruz, California. They established their first private printing press in 1976 with a goal to “create books in the tradition of the great private presses: limited editions, made of the finest materials and produced with the highest standards of quality.”
Today they travel all over the United States and abroad lecturing about the art of book making, including participating in countless renaissance fairs and exhibitions.
The Thomases hope to reach a diverse academic audience while speaking on Baylor’s campus and invite students and faculty to join them for their discussion.
More information on the Thomases can be found at their website. For questions about the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help us welcome our newest addition to CFAL- Clayton Crenshaw. A Baylor alum, he holds the Master of Music degree (Clarinet Performance) and Bachelor of Music Education from the Baylor School of Music. He also holds the Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Texas. Most recently he has served at the University of North Texas Health Science Center as the Web Services Librarian and Access Services Librarian over the past eight years. Prior to that he was at SMU where he served as the circulation manager for the Bridwell Library and Head of Circulation Services for the Hamon Arts Library. He has experience in music and arts festivals and private teaching.
It’s on the shelf today! Yes, Season 3 is underway, but if you need to catch up, check out the enthralling story of the inhabitants of this English country house set in 1912, originally aired in 2010. ( DVD PBS 62)
1. Bearcat searching is permanently disabled by an EMP, and your fine arts research paper is still due on Friday!
2. You know that it is the precursor to Art Abstracts and Art & Architecture Complete online.
3. You can find tons of primary sources for archeology, architecture, art history, city planning, crafts, motion pictures, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, museology, and photography.
4. You need these sources to be specifically periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, and book reviews from 1929-1995.
And last but not least:
5. You like the feel of real paper in real books and finding information the “old-fashioned” way!
Rhizome is a place for both artists and the general public. Their website indicates that “Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.” If you are interested in finding out more about art intersecting with technology, Rhizome has archives, reference, exhibition information, artist portfolios and much more. Rhizome is also dedicated to helping artists find exhibits calling for works, organizations looking to hire, and ways of getting their name out. It is one of Rhizome’s missions to assist those interested in furthering the advancement of art and technology. The difference in non-paying and paying users is listed below:
Non-paying users of the Rhizome website can view all of the work in Rhizome’s ArtBase collection for free. They can also sign up to receive our weekly newsletter, Rhizome News; create a portfolio page or profile, and submit work to the ArtBase.
Rhizome Members have advanced access to the website and the ability to use a variety of tools. They can view the full record of individual artworks; annotate and comment on works; curate online exhibitions, and vote in our commissions program.
rhi·zome /ˈrīˌzōm/ noun = A continuously growing horizontal underground stem that puts out lateral shoots and adventitious roots at intervals. (Google definition search)
Just in at the CFAL–James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met
The Met has recently celebrated the fortieth anniversary of James Levine’s debut as conductor at the Met. This box set contains 21 DVDs and 32 CDs featuring performances from Levine’s career. Included in this set are such highlights as:
The Ghosts of Versailles: available on DVD for the first time, Levine directed the world premiere of this work at the Met to resounding success
Lulu: from the 1980 performance starring Julia Megenes as Lulu
Wozzeck: from the 2001 revival of this opera, featuring Falk Struckmann in the title role
The Bartered Bride: a live 1978 telecast of the comedy’s return to the Met, starring Teresa Stratas
Performances by Renee Fleming, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, and Marilyn Horne
With 22 performances (including 11 full operas and additional concerts) available through DVD and CD, this collection provides you unparallelled access to the legendary career of Levine, and it’s all right here in the library!
The Naxos Sheet Music Library has a new and improved interface with “print-in-browser” functionality. This is very cool because the database used to require special software for printing. Note: after some quick testing, we discovered that Chrome and IE are not playing well with the new functionality on PCs (not working), so please use Firefox until this issue is resolved.
If you are on the Baylor network and have bookmarked the URL for Naxos Sheet Music Library, be aware that it has changed and is now www.sheetmusiclib.com. The old URL will forward to the new site and interface until October 31, 2012. Off-campus students, faculty, and staff must access this database through Baylor’s electronic resources database as usual.
The Naxos Sheet Music online catalog is home to over 40,000 works of classical music and jazz from some of the world’s most famous publishers, artists, and composers. Baylor’s subscription allows faculty, staff, and students of Baylor to download and print these works while ensuring that copyright holders get paid for their work. Sweet!
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