coronal mass ejection

Though I had never been to the Mattress Factory or viewed any of Scott Hocking‘s work before, when I first encountered Coronal Mass Ejection I panicked a little. I already knew the artwork without ever having known it existed. The focal piece of Ejection is based on a hot-metal train car that transported molten iron. It’s…

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carnegie international 2013

For the first time ever I was able to visit the Carnegie International held at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh (also first time in the city!). The 2013 International is an exhibit of 35 artists from 19 countries. About half the artists are women, which already makes the…

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trace of memory

Chiharu Shiota‘s 2013 installation Trace of Memory at the Mattress Factory is as tender and sad as it is impressive. All three floors of 516 Sampsonia Way are a network of black thread. According to the press release, when Shiota visited the site, “she was struck by the visible traces left by the…

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zoot suits, wonder woman, and abortion: what i learned at nwsa

In early November I attended the National Women’s Studies Association’s annual conference in Cincinnati. As the new liaison librarian to Women’s Studies and Queer Studies, attending the conference allowed me to learn more about the current scholarship in both disciplines. I also met many librarians who are now part of…

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science & art at denison

Last Friday I co-presented Embracing the STEM to STEAM Initiative: The Library as Bridge Between Science and Art. This was the second time the Natural Sciences Librarian, Moriana Garcia, and I presented about science and art. Part of the presentation centers on what we are doing at Denison University to encourage…

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