home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library New Art on Display – The Mosaics of Alpana Ray

New Art on Display – The Mosaics of Alpana Ray

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to exhibit the works of artist Alpana Ray. By day she is a Mizzou professor, researching cancer, and by night she’s an artist creating mosaics inspired by sculptures, scenery, and nature. Come in and see the beautifully designed and brightly colored mosaics featuring diverse subject matter.

Angular pieces of glass are skillfully assembled to create graceful, curving lines of the human body in motion and the delicate shapes of butterfly wings. Several of her works on display including Om, a hummingbird and a beachfront.

Dr. Alpana Ray is an entirely self-taught artist who, one day, decided to take more time to explore her artistic side. Alpana’s artwork provides her the opportunity to bring together her two passions: art and being environmentally friendly. She believes in living on a greener earth and chose broken glass pieces as her creative medium. It is her way of recycling what otherwise would be left to a landfill.

When placed near a light source, these hand painted glass shards reflect light off the glass, giving a three dimensional effect, making it look like her mosaics are moving. This illusion is striking when viewed in person.

Below is a small preview of Alpana Ray’s works. Be sure to take a look during your next trip to the Health Sciences Library and leave her a note. The mosaics will be on display through the end of the semester.

 

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Lisa Bartlett Art on Display in the Health Sciences Library

Join us for a close-up look at science in this showcase by Lisa Bartlett, featuring large-scale life forms painted in vibrant colors.

In the abstract work Science of Trees, the strength and beauty of trees is depicted with the use of bright primary colors and bold vertical lines, the intricate pattern of wood knots, and the interspersed areas of verdant green tones and grayer dappled shading.

Science of Rabbits shows the viewer a vivid strand of DNA carrying genetic instructions for reproduction aligned with a multi-color rabbit, a creature well known for its reproductive abilities.

Zoom in on a green bottle fly with Sciences of Flies. Discover the poetry of the iridescent green body, beautifully segmented transparent wings, huge eyes and angular legs.

These works and more will be on display throughout the Spring Semester. We are honored to have Lisa as our featured artist this semester. Additional works by the artist can be seen at her ARTlandish Gallery in the North Village Art District on Walnut Street.

home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library On Display in the Health Sciences Library – The Art of Hope Martin

On Display in the Health Sciences Library – The Art of Hope Martin

For Hope Martin, pastels “have a messy, immediate result” that she finds appealing. In her pastel paintings, the artist creates close- ups of animals, people, and objects, inviting us to examine the details along with her. See the distinctive stripes of a tabby cat looking back at you. Follow the soft lines of a young girl sneaking a read in the dark. Glory in the glowing ruby red of berries dangling in the sunlight.

These works and more will be on display at the library through the fall semester.

 

 

home Events and Exhibits On Display at the Health Sciences Library – The Photographs of Jim Jones

On Display at the Health Sciences Library – The Photographs of Jim Jones

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to welcome back photographer Jim Jones. Jim highlights the beauty of his surroundings through digitally altered photographs. The photos on display showcase areas in or near Columbia and some landmarks in Washington D.C. This display will remain up through August 31st.

Jim Jones

Staff Picks Book Display

It’s Friday and you may be looking for a way to relax and unwind this weekend. Head on over to the Health Sciences Library and check out a book from our Staff Picks display! On a variety of topics, all health related of course :), our books on display have all been previewed and recommended by your helpful library staff. Enjoy!

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear: What Doctors Say, What Patients Hear

Calculating Risks: How to Know when Numbers Deceive You

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

Fever Season: the Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City

The Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle

An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Bread: A Memoir of Hunger

Almost Perfect

Still Alice: A Novel

Patient Safety: Perspectives on Evidence, Information, and Knowledge Transfer

Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery

Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

House of God

 

 

 

 

home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library New Art Display – For Our Legacy Teachers

New Art Display – For Our Legacy Teachers

Our new display features artwork, essays and poetry created by third-year medical students. As a part of the Legacy Teachers Program, students create these works to celebrate and thank a patient who has made a difference in their lives.  The Legacy Teachers program helps remind students they must never stop learning from patients, for they will always have much to teach about courage, dignity, the importance of listening and the values of patient-centered care.

Stop by to check out these moving tributes. This display is available through the close of Spring Semester.

home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library New Artist on Display – Kelsey Westhoff

New Artist on Display – Kelsey Westhoff

Kelsey's art captures images of fleeting memories: planes fying overhead, flag banner fluttering in the breeze. Additional images in some of the paintings are a depiction of feelings evoked by those memories. The whites and blues, punctuated by pops of bright colors and darker tones, give a look of freshness and crispness to the oil paintings. 

Kelsey is a staff nurse at the Women's and Children's Hospital. Her art will be on display in the library through December.

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Independence Day Holiday Hours

The Health Sciences Library will be open Sunday, July 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Art Display by Brittany Williamson in the news

Art Display by Brittany Williamson in the news

See anatomy in a new way through mixed media artist Brittany Williamson’s bold interpretations. Come see her study of a model in motion and the striking 5 panel installation of ‘Visualized Anatomy’. Hallsville High school student and art apprentice, Rae, joined Brittany in creation of the installation pieces. The anatomy works will be on display through September 3.

Read more about the display in the June 26th Tribune article, "What a Piece of Work"

 

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Holiday Hours – Health Sciences Library

In honor of Memorial Day the Health Sciences Library will have reduced hours Sunday, May 29, noon until 5:00 p.m,. and will be closed Monday, May 30,