Earth Body: The Art of Sustainability
"Earth Body: the Art of Sustainability" is on display March 20 - May 27, 2013 in the Atrium Gallery, 1st Floor, Library Atrium and will run in conjunction with a speaker series on sustainable living hosted by Cal State Fullerton.
"The books and artworks will be displayed to encourage serendipitous discovery, to stimulate cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary conversations, and to spark imagination in our university and community's quest for sustainability." - Jie Tian
About the Curator
Jie Tian is a librarian at the Pollak Library. Her academic background is in English, American Studies, Library and Information Science, and Creative Writing/Poetry.
About the Exhibit
"Earth Body: The Art of Sustainability," an art exhibit and reading room featuring hundreds of books on sustainability topics — from art and the humanities to science and technology.
Artworks featured to evoke the theme of sustainability include:
- Poetry broadsides selected from a twelve-year archive from the Center for Book Arts (New York City), capturing poets' meditations on the natural world;
- Letterpress books from the Scripps College Press (Claremont, California), honoring the vibrant artistic tradition of fine press printing and bookmaking;
- Book sculptures by the renowned artist Kitty Maryatt, challenging notions of the book and envisioning forms of reading, forms of knowledge;
- Book art of CSUF Art faculty Elizabeth Holster and her students who are reviving letterpress printing and bookmaking at Cal State Fullerton;
- Mystical mixed media artworks of CSUF Art faculty Betsy Lohrer Hall, illuminating beautiful, fragile, tenuous earth body and migration path;
- Richly textured paintings of Echo Baker, meditating on reading, inspiration, and discovery.
The exhibit will offer an opportunity for visitors to participate in an interactive exercise. As visitors experience the space and artwork, read a poem or a book, they are invited to write down their thoughts and feelings on sustainability, as a haiku poem, a song, a drawing, or other forms. These spontaneous creations will be displayed in the gallery.
With deepest gratitude to:
Faculty Consultant and UMGI proposal co-authors
Dr. Michael Steiner Dr. John Carroll
Kitty Maryatt Elizabeth Holster Betsy Lohrer Hall Echo Baker
Exhibit Design Team
Kelly Chidester Veronica Roach Ronnica Weaver Brittany Patterson
CSUF Faculty, Staff, Students
Richard Pollard Jane Iacovetti Linda Ford Mike McGee Lawrence Yun Irena Praitis Scott Hewitt Donna Rader Trish Campbell Dennis Morris Margie Flores Lorraine Seelig Sharon Perry Heather Tunender Linda Isaac Roberta Valentine Stephanie George Colleen Greene Sara Zaidi Joy Lambert Debra Winters Hector Ramirez Matthew Van Norman Mimi Ko Cruz Bob West Leila Zenderland Kristine Dennehy Nancy Fernandez Tu-Uyen Nguyen Anthony Davis Elahe Amani Susan Shoho Uyemura Mandy Bruns Junior Villescas Harpreet Bath Adrian Dacanay Christopher Roberts and many more
Poets and Scholars
Rob Kafka Robert Brophy Brenda Hillman Christopher Buckley
The Center for Book Arts in New York City
The Scripps College Press
Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation
Pacific Rim Haiku Conference 2012
Southern California Haiku Study Group
- Focusing On Sustainability
- The Courage To Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945
- Illustration: The Creative Process
- Culture Shock: A Journey Abroad
Location & Floor Map