For students, the Library is more than a place to study, research, and relax. In recent months, it has also become a centre for students’ creative expression, witnessing a surge of student art within its walls.
Fine Arts students exhibited drawings in the Davis Centre Library over the winter exam period that expressed, through humour and satire, the UW students’ psychological and emotional states during the examination time. Student artists included Erin McLaughlin, Kristina Foster, Paul McKellar, Carmen Peters, and Ivana Vukov.
Fine Arts students Tarin Hughes and Samantha Ullyot chose the Dana Porter Library as the site for their term installation project entitled “curiouser & curiouser.” The piece uses a selection of children’s books set into a cement mold placed within the Canadian foreign policy section of the Library’s collection.
Second year Urban Planning student, Ryan Felix, created this photographic transformation and merger of the Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries that was later used as the front cover of The Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology’s Catalyst magazine. The photograph is appropriately called “Gears” to represent the momentum of student activity in these campus hubs.
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