America in the 30s: Prints from the Federal Art Project
Stewart Library, Lower and Middle Levels (February 6 - April 2, 2015)
The prints in this exhibit are by artists associated with the California division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935 during the Great Depression. The project is credited with initiating graphic arts workshops and commissions for printmakers throughout the nation and sponsoring the production of some 95,000 prints. This printmaking initiative made it possible for artists to produce high-quality multiple versions of their originals. This exhibition of prints by California artists includes strong images that help the contemporary viewer understand day-to-day life during the Great Depression in the western United States. Among the pieces are examples of both lithography and wood engraving techniques.
Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University: Celebrating 125 Years
University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)
The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University: Celebrating 125 Years. Weber Stake Academy opened its doors for the time on January 7, 1889. There were two departments with approximately 100 students in attendance on the first day. 125 years later, Weber State University has over 26,000 students enrolled and over 250 different degree programs.
Special Collections and Univeristy Archives Images
Stewart Library, West Entrance (Ongoing)
Every month Special Collections and University Archives trade off providing new photo exhibits of 24 - 28 images for the Ben Lomond Hotel. These images are then brought up to the library and placed on display on the gray panels just inside the West Entrance.
Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)
Five display cases filled with an array of fascinating dignitary gifts belonging to the WSU Archives Collection, and received from institutions in the People’s Republic of China, are displayed.
Photographs by Kevin Mikkelsen
Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing Exhibit)
Kevin Mikkelsen resides in North Ogden, Utah right at the base of the Wasatch Range. “Besides being a beautiful place to live, North Ogden is the perfect jumping off point in which to reach one of 7 National Parks, all within a 5 hour drive time. As time passes, and new things are seen, more miles are traveled, and more mountains climbed, that love progressively deepens and has become an inspiration in his photographic work. Capturing images through today’s digital and film technology has allowed Kevin to express that inspiration in the form of scenic landscapes and wildlife fine art prints.” We are pleased to have the opportunity to show 13 of Kevin’s beautiful images in the library, his complete works may be viewed by going to: PhotographyOutdoors.com