First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond

“First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond” is now on display in the Special Collections Research Center’s exhibition gallery through September 2018.

“First Class” is an exploration of Mason’s history and a celebration of Mason’s students over the decades. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the class of 1968, four cases in the gallery are dedicated to the 1960s, with the remaining four cases dedicated to the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s. On display are photographs, articles, and various memorabilia reflecting the growth and history of George Mason University.

“First Class” is curated by Bob Vay, Digital Collections and Exhibitions Archivist at the Special Collections Research Center. Bob has a BA in American Studies and an MA in History, both from Mason.

New in Fenwick Gallery: “Convergence”

Convergence – a new exhibition by Nikki Brugnoli – opens today in Fenwick Gallery.

Convergence focuses on the intersecting and overlapping lines of artist Brugnoli’s research over the last four years in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Disregarded, post-industrial structures from her past and present as well as widening horizons converge through a series of mixed media drawings, screen prints and photographs. These investigations are engaged meditations on memory and loss, abandonment and reconciliation.

The exhibition will run through August 17. For more information, visit http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/convergence/.

Exhibition Opening: Origins

Fenwick Gallery is pleased to host “Origins,” an exhibition of prints and works on paper from the Mason printmaking collective ELEMENTS. The exhibition runs from Monday, April 16, 2018 through Friday, May 18, 2018.

“Origins” examines creation myths focusing on the genesis of man, the material world, and the role of divine beings. The four participating artists and the curator, representing the classical elements of earth, air, fire, water, and æther, create a body of work in response to the role of the natural elements in the formation of the universe. Participating artists include Brigitte Caramanna (Earth); Mike Walton (Aether); Melvin Parada (Water); Emily Fussner (Fire); and Jennifer Lillis, Curator (Air).

An artists’ talk is scheduled on Wednesday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Fenwick Library Main Reading Room.

About the Fenwick Gallery: Fenwick Gallery is part of the University Libraries and is located in Fenwick Library on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting high quality works by students, faculty, staff, and other emerging and experienced artists. The gallery is open during Library business hours; see library.gmu.edu and fenwickgallery.gmu.edu for more information about hours and exhibitions, or contact Stephanie Grimm, Art and Art History Librarian, at sgrimm4@gmu.edu.

Music Publishers Award Winners Exhibit

From April 4-20, the Music Library, 2600 Fenwick Library, is hosting an exhibit of the Music Publishers Association 2017 Paul Revere Award Winners.

Established in 1964 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the first music engraving in America by the famous silversmith Paul Revere, these awards were initially given as a means of alerting the music industry to the advantages of providing the best possible publication from the viewpoint of engraving, graphic arts and production standards. Today the awards still recognize outstanding examples of graphic design, with an emphasis on usability for orchestras, educators, libraries and individuals. Read more

For more information, please contact Steve Gerber, sgerber@gmu.edu.