Friday, May 6 is the day to be in the Library for live music and art!
Over the course of the year, there have been many fabulous ensembles that have performed in the University Library. The final "Music in the Library" event of the semester takes place Friday, May 6 at noon in the Library's second floor lobby. Stop by to listen to the Guitar Ensemble directed by Eric Cabalo.
Also on May 6 is the opening of the exhibition "Crossing the Invisible Line: The Art of Immigration," the final component of the semester-long series "Immigration: Humanity on the Move."
"Crossing the Invisible Line: The Art of Immigration" is presented in collaboration with the University Library, University Art Gallery, and Department of Art and Art History, and will be on display from Friday, May 6 to Sunday, July 31.
The exhibition looks at the complex issue of immigration from a variety of perspectives, including paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture by contemporary artists, along with historical documents and artifacts from regional museums.
Organized by the students of "ArtH 494: Gallery and Museum Methods," documents and artifacts from the Chinese Historical Society of America in San Francisco and the Sonoma County Museum are on display, as well as immigration materials brought in by students from their own families and friends.
A partial list of artists includes:
Mariana Barnes (San Jose)
Enrique Chagoya (San Francisco)
Hung Liu (Oakland)
Elena Lokshina (San Francisco)
Oscar Magallanes (Los Angeles)
Sonia Melnikova-Rausch (San Francisco)
Favianna Rodriguez (Oakland)
Frank Wong (San Francisco)
"Thank you to everyone who participated in the University Library Arts and Lectures program this year," says Karen Brodsky of the University Library.
For more information about the University Library Art Gallery and the exhibitions displayed there, visit the website at http://library.sonoma.edu/about/gallery.php.