Come and get lost in mankind’s shared connection with Nature… You never know what you’ll find when exploring the “Back40.”
“Pond Nymph” and “Mud Lillies.”
The J. Ardis Bell Library – centrally located on the Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College (TCC) – is proud to host a month-long art exhibition, featuring the works of local artist Janlynn Rogers. The exhibit, entitled “Back40,” will run from May 14 thru June 13, 2019, in the main lobby area of the Library. The display is open to the entire Northeast Campus community during our normal business hours.
An artist’s reception will be held at the NE Library on Wednesday, June 5th. The artist will be available to answer questions from 2-4 PM, and then again from 6-8 PM. Refreshments provided.
“What the Willow Knows“
When describing her work, Guest Artist Janlynn Rogers wrote: “Many of my current series involve research of the biophilia hypothesis, that is, the human connection to the natural world, and study of the collective unconscious. Nature and the cyclic world are ever-present in my work, made apparent in my use of organic shapes, harmonious arrangements, and use of scale. Life is a measure of definitive time, and death is a measure of worth of life.
My work conveys my struggle to understand the common practice of sacrificing nature for technology’s sake. It allows me to investigate the comparative value of the empathetic versus the apathetic self, based on our interconnectedness to others in our environment.”
Janlynn Rogers is a 2019 graduate from the University of North Texas Arts program, with a double-major in Ceramics and Painting/Drawing. Come enjoy this diverse exhibit of painting, ceramics, and mixed-media artwork, curated by Ashley Roberts of the NE Library’s Computer Learning Center Team. The display is accompanied by a selection of titles from the Library’s collection, providing information on the artist’s media and studio tools.
“Little Perspective” (1 of 3)
For more information on Ms. Rogers and her work, you may visit the artist online at http://mudfencestudio.myartsonline.com or follow her on Instagram at Janrogers8277.
The staff of the Northeast Library are pleased to present a wide variety of displays and exhibits throughout the year. It is just one more way in which we strive to educate, engage, and entertain our entire campus community, while expanding the learning experience outside of the traditional college classroom. We hope that you’ll come back often (to the Library, and to our blog page) to see what’s on display!
In Arts & Humanities, NE Library, Spotlight on Exhibits
As many of our readers will know, well-loved comic book writer Stan Lee, born Stanley Martin Lieber, passed away last week, on Monday, November 12, at the age of 95.
Stan Lee was a comic book author, publisher, editor, cameo film star, and the former president of Marvel Comics. Lee was the creator of such iconic superheroes as the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and the X-Men to only name a few… Throughout his career, Lee became known for introducing comic book readers to the idea of a flawed superhero: a hero with human failings who, despite being imperfect, could overcome obstacles and still do the right thing. This was a motif rarely seen before Stan Lee picked up his pen and began writing comics in 1939, for Timely Comics – the company that would later become known as Marvel in the 1960’s.
Starting Tues, November 13, and throughout the rest of the Fall semester, the J. Ardis Bell Library is hosting a special exhibit on the upper level, commemorating the life and work of this “Amazing” and imaginative author. Our memorial display to Stan “The Man” Lee features comic books (primarily from the 1960’s and 70’s) that Lee wrote, as well as later comics published while he was the president of Marvel. Many of the comics on display are original #1’s or “first appearance” issues from some of Stan’s most popular series. All items in the exhibit case are on-loan from the newest staff member to join the NE Library team, Ms. Christie LeMaster, and her husband Chris.
A number of biographies about Stan are on display and available for check out, as well as a selection of current Marvel Comics titles from the library’s collection. Many of the featured characters were among those originally created by Stan Lee.
Icon, legend, and a lifelong hero to many of his fans; Stan Lee was all of this and more.
But for now, he will be greatly missed.
In Fiction, Just For Fun, NE Library, Observances
Now showing at the J. Ardis Bell Library on the Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College, from September 5th thru October 2nd, 2017…
The biennial “Best of Texas Clay” exhibit is hosted every other year by the Texas Pottery & Sculpture Guild. In their own words, the Guild (TPSG, for short) is “an organization of three-dimensional artists that range in skill from novice to professional.” To learn more about the Guild and its members, we invite you to visit their website (see the link shown above) or seek them out on social media.
The stated goals of the TPSG are:
- To raise public awareness of and appreciation for contemporary three-dimensional arts
- To provide regular opportunities for artistic growth for its members
- To create a unique environment in which clay artists enrich each other’s lives and creative impulses through friendship
For 2017, the Guild selected the J. Ardis Bell Library as the gallery space for their 4th biennial exhibition. This display of work from more than 30 local artists, with over 50 pieces of art in multiple styles, will be enjoyed by our campus community throughout the month of September. This promises to be an outstanding show with some amazing works of art!
The NE Library is both pleased and proud to partner with the TPSG artists’ group, as well as the NE Campus Fine Arts Department and the Northeast Campus Association of Potters & Sculptors (NECAPS) student group. The exhibit will be accompanied by an assortment of library books and materials on pottery and sculpting.
Please join us for an artists’ reception on the evening of Friday, September 15th, from 6-8:30 p.m. There will be refreshments, live music, and the chance to meet & greet many of the sculptors and potters who created these amazing works. We hope to see you there.
The staff of the Northeast Library are pleased to present a wide variety of displays and exhibits throughout the year. It is just one more way in which we strive to educate, engage, and entertain our entire campus community, while expanding the learning experience outside of the traditional college classroom. We hope that you’ll come back often (to the library, and to our BLOG page) to see what’s on display!
In Arts & Humanities, NE Library, Special Events, Spotlight on Exhibits, TCC
The month of May is winding down already, and the NE Library staff are amazed over how quickly these warm summer days are flying by. Before you know it, our reduced service hours will change again and we’ll be back at it, helping our students find the resources and materials they need for Summer classes in June & July. Come see us today at the TCC Library and check out what’s on display this month, before it’s gone!
Vacation Reads – Check out some of our fantastic Fiction as you prepare to hit the road over this Summer Break! We’ve got thrillers, chillers, romance, bro-mance, mysteries, histories, sci-fi, and much more! “It’s dangerous to go alone… Take a book!” This display will be available on the library’s upper floor throughout the month of May.
Get Graphic @ the Library! – Check out some of the amazing titles in our collection of comic books, graphic novels, and manga! We’ve got classic works of literature like Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Kafka’s Metamorphosis, re-imagined in graphic novel format, as well as big-name comics from DC and MARVEL, smaller independent comic publishers, and a growing selection of Japanese manga titles. There’s something here for everyone! This book display is accompanied by a special exhibit, featuring some wonderful classic comic books from the personal collection of our Assistant Library Director, Mr. Alex Potemkin.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – Visit the lower floor of the J. Ardis Bell Library during the month of May to view an assortment of library materials (books and movies) that feature the authors, characters, and diverse cultures celebrated during this annual observance. Come check them out!
Broadway! – From West Side Story to Hamilton, posters and artwork from some of Broadway’s biggest shows will be on display in the Northeast Library’s lower level throughout the months of May and June. This visual exhibit will be accompanied by a selection of books on the history and magic of musical theater along the “Great White Way,” as well as DVDs of famous musicals and stage-plays. “Do not throw away your shot!” Come and see them before they’re gone.
iPhone-ography – Former NE campus photography student Brian Husch (c/o 2000) captured several-hundred images on his early-model iPhone camera, using a variety of focuses and filters. This fantastic rotating photography exhibit will be available for viewing on digital display screens throughout the NE Library, between May 1 and June 30, 2017.
The staff of the J. Ardis Bell Library on TCC’s Northeast Campus are pleased to present a wide variety of displays and exhibits throughout the year. It is just one more way in which we strive to educate, engage, and entertain our entire campus community, while expanding the learning experience outside of the traditional college classroom. We hope that you’ll come back often (to the library, and to our blog) to see what’s on display!
In Arts & Humanities, Just For Fun, NE Library, Observances, Spotlight on Exhibits, Student Services
The J. Ardis Bell Library on TCC’s Northeast Campus has been given the unique opportunity to host a juried exhibition of works from the Texas Sculpture Association. The theme of the exhibit is “The Form of the Figure,” with a wide variety of different sizes, shapes and visions of the human form represented. This special art exhibit will be spread throughout the main lobby area of the NE Library, as well as along our upstairs art wall, and in one of the larger display cases.
“Female Bust I” and “Female Bust II,” by Kim Carothers
According to their website, the Texas Sculpture Association is “based in the DFW area” and “holds numerous sculpture shows every year, as well as a lecture series that covers a wide range of information. Membership is open to sculptors, sculpture collectors, and sculpture admirers of all ages.” For more information on the Association, visit their site by clicking on the link: txsculpture.com
“Climbing Turtle Mountain” by Sam Watson
This piece won 1st place in the exhibit judging.
More than 30 different works have been submitted by 10 local artists, and these will be on display in the Library for nearly two months — from Monday, May 8th, until Tuesday, June 27th. A special Opening Reception event took place on the evening of May 11th, for the artists and any of their guests who wished to attend.
The NE Library staff have supplemented the exhibit with a small assortment of items on the sculpture art form, taken from our non-fiction collection. We have titles on sculpting in different materials (iron, wood, clay, etc.), as well as books that examine classical techniques, modern styles, and well-known public pieces from local Texas sculptors. You can check out our online catalog to see what books we have on sculpture, or any other topic, right here.
“Small Nkisi” by Marty Bolte
The NE Campus Library Staff are pleased to present a wide variety of displays and exhibits throughout the year. It is just one more way in which we strive to educate, engage, and entertain our entire campus community, while expanding the learning experience outside of the traditional college classroom. We hope that you’ll come back often (both to the library, and to our blog) to see what’s on display!
In Arts & Humanities, NE Library, Non-Fiction, Spotlight on Exhibits, TCC