First Friday Artwalk at
On May 3, 2013, experience
the First Friday Art Walk at Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library. The
library holds a special open house every first Friday, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
Visitors can view the art and artifact collections on display in the university
library while enjoying live music and free refreshments. Guided tours will run
every half hour, but visitors are also welcome to explore on their own and even
meet our guest artists.
This May, the library will feature two new
photography exhibits by Southern Oregon University students. Homescape: An
Exploration of the Meaning of Possessions by Heidi Dalgarno is a collection of
poetry and haiku that examines the meaning of personal possessions. What It
Means to be Devine by Vanessa Devine is an artistic reenactment of Devine’s
memories and life experiences. Both artists will be available to discuss their
In addition to temporary exhibits, Hannon
Library also has a wide variety of permanent displays with something to interest
just about anyone. There is a number of paintings and prints on display, including
historical photos from Jackson County icon, Peter Britt. There’s an extensive
series of work from renowned artist Betty LaDuke. Kids will enjoy meeting Swampy, the giant swamphorse sculpture
created by SOU alum Tricia Johansen, and visitors of all ages can appreciate
the Schuman Collection of Musical
Instruments. The Hearn History of
Printing and Writing Collection features historical books and manuscripts
from around the world, and the incredible bronzes from Meera Censor’s Humanitarians for Justice, Nonviolence and
Peace Collection shouldn’t be missed. And let’s not forget the library’s
most recent addition, the We Are Here
sculpture, a signature piece of local culture.
is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Library
Administration at 541-552-6816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.