Exhibits: Past, Present, and Future
by Carol Gebel, Chair, Library Exhibit Committee

Wall exhibits on the first and second floors continue to share the artistry of their creators into the month of May. Watercolors of Audubon Birds by Charles Martell on the first floor and photographic Portraits by Jana Shober can be expected to attract admiring viewers until these exhibits close later in the month. Ms. Shober’s close compositions concentrating on people, young and old, of South America and Asia highlight cultures that are facing changes: changes that threaten to erode the traditional customs exemplified in her photographs.

Multi-media is usually a word used in libraries to encompass various non-print sources of information and this term aptly describes the exhibit of art by library employees on display in the cases beneath the escalators. From subdued to bright color, from hard surfaces to soft ones, this exhibit has something for everyone to enjoy. The Library Artistry exhibit is a “filler” exhibit until the cases are improved. The Crisis in the Ranks exhibit in the second floor cases highlights the shortage of faculty members of color on campus. This exhibit continues on long-term display.

If you haven’t seen the Celebration of Jazz that is CSUS Library’s theme for National Library Week, do stop and check it out on the first floor before the end of April. Thank you to Lauretta Frost for the loan of a “jazzy” dress, Alicia Patrice for the loan of a flute, and Carlos Rodriquez for the loan of a trumpet. These items set the tone for Jazz It Up At The Library. This display will be replaced by an exhibit from the Women’s Studies Department on campus, to be installed the first week of May.