Under the direction of Karen Schneider, HNU Director of Library Services, Cushing Library featured a variety of art, music, and book talks throughout the 2010 – 2011 academic year. Entitled the Cushing Salon, the series was an opportunity to spark dialogue and feature the various projects of HNU community members.
A sampling of this year’s featured works included: a talk by Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso entitled “The Oracles of Delphi and Dodona: Ancient Sites of Women’s Wisdom and God’s Prophecy”; a talk by Professor Ian Sammis entitled “Transformational Art: The Beauty of Mathematical Mapping”; an art talk by Professor Robert Simons entitled “Simultaneous Contrast: An informal and very illustrated conversation about making art”; and a talk by Professor Martivon Galindo entitled “Imaginary Landscapes: Monoprints and Acrylics”.
According to Karen, the Cushing Salon series has been well received by the HNU community. Karen described the series as being “very upbeat” and said that she was pleased to learn recently that community participation in the series outperformed participation for a similar program at Claremont College.
For the upcoming 2011 – 2012 academic year, Karen is planning another exciting series to match this year’s program. While dates for future events are not confirmed at this time, the 2011 – 2012 program will feature more artists, musicians and HNU professors, including an encore presentation from HNU Professor Robert Simons.
From the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of HNU Today, a magazine for Alumni and Friends of Holy Names University.