Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19th, 3:30-5:30pm.
Meet world-renowned Hungarian-born artist George Bartko on September 19th who will discuss his work, which he conceived not as a series of individual, separate records, but as a unified piece with a cumulative effect.
George Bartko was born in Hungary and now spends half the year on the island of Vinalhaven, off the coast of Maine, and his winters in Budapest, where he keeps an apartment and art studio.
As a teenager he apprenticed for three years to the Hungarian painter Lajos Saabo before coming to the United States in 1956. He earned a BFA in painting and printmaking at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and his MFA in painting and printmaking at the University of Florida, Gainsville. He went on to teach painting, drawing and lithography at St. Louis Community College in Missouri.
He says of his intention: “I ask from a viewer an attention span longer than required to identify the contents of a painting. I invite the viewer to explore the way I resolve the delights of appearances.”
Artist Ignacio Asenjo Salcedo imagines a world several centuries into the future in which paper books are no longer a traditional means of entertaining or sharing information, but relics of a bygone era in world that has become all digital. An art teacher based in Madrid, Asenjo Salcedo uses sculpture to approximate what paper books might look like in their fossilized form in this civilization. Exhibition runs in the Wilson Art Gallery from August 27 – September 13, 2019 and may be viewed any time the Falcone Library is open.
Meet the artist for an opening reception on August 29, 5-7pm in the Wilson Art Gallery in the Falcone Library, followed by a talk by Spanish novelist and columnist Irene Vallejo about the future of the book and reading in the digital age at 7pm in the Writing Center of the library.
Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 as we discuss Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. We will be meeting in the Librarians Office Area in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library from 7-8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served!
Irene Vallejo is a Spanish novelist and newspaper columnist whose research focus is the history and books and reading. She has a PhD in ancient literature from the Universities of Saragosse Spain and Florence Italy. She has published novels such as La luz sepultada (Parentesis, 2010) and El silbido del arquero (Contrasena, 2015), as well as a number of short stories, essays, and books for children and young people.
Date: August 29, 2019 Location: QRC/Writing Center, Library 1st floor Time: 7:00pm
Sponsors: The Central NY Humanities Corridor with an award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Dean of the Madden School of Business, The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures.
The Library’s catalog and proxy server will be offline tonight, July 16, from approximately 1 am – 6 am. During this time, online resources, including journals, ebooks, and databases that use the proxy server, will be inaccessible from off-campus.
Thursday, July 25, 2019 Library: QRC/Writing Center 2:30-4:00PM
Cindy L. Freeman is retired from a forty-five-year career in music education and performance. Although writing fiction was a lifelong passion, she didn’t become an author until after the age of sixty. In her two latest works, published by High Tide Publications,The Dark Room and I Want to Go Home, she tackles the difficult issues of child abuse and homelessness.
Come join the Le Moyne College Book Club on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 as we discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean. We will be meeting in the Librarians Office Area in the Noreen Reale Falcone Library from 7-8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served!