Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ball State's Bracken Library Showcases Students' Artwork from "Introduction to Metals" Class

Copper, brass, wood, and semi-precious stones are incorporated into beautiful pieces of artwork by students in Introduction to Metals (ACR 221). The class is taught by Professor Patricia A. Nelson, Department of Art at Ball State University. Several items are on display in Bracken Library, 1-E, through the end of April, 2007.

“Working with metal demands precision and patience,” said Prof. Nelson. “Most of these students have never used metalsmithing tools before this course.”

The students’ art pieces that are on exhibit in Bracken Library represent samples of various techniques that the they are learning in class, ranging from cold connections and sawing to soldering and stone setting.

The University Libraries take pride in exhibiting student-produced materials such as artwork, models, photography, and more. Viewing these exhibits stimulates interest in subject areas to study and helps to make other students aware of the skills and talents of fellow students.

For information on displays and exhibits, contact Susan G. Akers, University Libraries’ Marketing Communications Manager,, (765) 285-5031.

This newsletter article first appeared in The Library Insider 5(3): 5; March 2007.

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