The Walsh Gallery Presents

“Larry Ross – From Here to Here – acrylic on artboard – 2010” – courtesy of the artist

The Walsh Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of contemporary art in collaboration with the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture. Exhibiting artists were inspired by an essay written by Dr. Dermot Quinn, in which he ponders the ramifications of global culture. Quinn’s essay reflects upon G.K. Chesterton’s seminal essay, “The Outline of Insanity” which although published in 1926, accurately predicts the effects of cultural and political homogeny. Curators, Tony Capparelli and Jeanne Brasile were motivated to produce the exhibition due to the timely subject matter that ponders the thought that “oneness” denies the beauty and glory of diversity in an increasingly homogenous world.

Participating artists include: Shannon Bellum, Ellen Denuto, Billy Friebele, Kathleen Gerard, Allan Gorman, Max Heller, So Yoon Lym, Tony Murray, Mary Ann Reilly, Ryan Roa, Larry Ross, Joan Sonnenfeld, Bill Westheimer and Heidi Younger. The artists were selected through an open call process and juried by the curators, Father Ian Boyd, C.S.B. and Director of the Chesterton Institute, Gloria Garafulich-Grabois and Dermot Quinn, Ph.D, Professor of History at Seton Hall University. The jury panel aimed to present a balance of themes and media in the exhibition. A symposium will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at 2pm in the Walsh Gallery. Speakers include Father Ian Boyd, who is also Editor of the Chesterton Review and Dr. Dermot Quinn. All events are free and open to the public.

News from Archives & Special Collections

*  The first set of cataloged books from the recently acquired John Concannon Irish Collection are available for research request via the Archives & Special Collections Center.  Mr. Concannon previously served as the National Historian for the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a freelance writer for various newspapers and magazines including the Irish Echo, Newsweek and others.  More information on individual titles is available via our catalog, SetonCat.

*  The New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission which is headquartered in the Archives & Special Collections Center has a new Facebook page for view and posting of ideas related to Church History in the Garden State.

*  Updates have been made to the display cases in the hallway adjacent to the Walsh Gymnasium within the Seton Hall Recreation Center which features historical memorabilia, images and text from the Archives & Special Collections.  These exhibits can be viewed during operational hours for the Recreation Center located across from Walsh Library.

*  Starting Tuesday, September 7th, the Archives & Special Collections Center will go back to its traditional semester hours of operation:  Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m.  We welcome the chance to help you with your research projects throughout the fall semester and beyond.

For further information see: http://www.shu.edu/news/article/298585

New Library hours

Fall 2010 Library hours

August 30 – December 5, 2010

Regular Library Hours:

Sunday ……………………………………3:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Monday to Friday ……………………7:00 am to 11:00 pm

Saturday ……………………….………..9:00 am to  5:00 pm

The University Library is closed on:

September 6 for Labor Day
November 25 to 27 for Thanksgiving Recess

*Library hours subject to change.
July 1, 2010

The Walsh Gallery Presents “Tracy Heneberger – Animal Plant Mineral"

Exhibition: 6/7 – 7/22/2010 | Opening Reception:  6/10, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University is hosting a solo exhibition highlighting wall sculpture by artist Tracy Heneberger.  The show is a survey of three-dimensional art created by the artist over the past twelve years in various media including; bronze, wood, aluminum, stone and organic materials such as fish.  Heneberger often uses iterations of materials that organize smaller parts into a well-ordered whole of line, pattern, color and shape.  By combining natural elements in rhythmic ways, the end result is at once rich in detail, and yet elegantly simple.

Press release: http://www.shu.edu/news/article/279956

Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians in Catholic Institutions

Date: June 5 – 9, 2010
Location: Seton Hall University

The Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians in Catholic Institutions is designed for academic librarians working in Catholic higher education institutions. Librarianship in a changing Catholic academic world poses specific challenges and understanding these challenges to help position the Catholic academic library for future success provides the context for this Institute.

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