Weinberg Memorial Library to host first Environmental Art Show

04/08/11

University of Scranton students, faculty and staff will showcase their best environmentally themed works of art at the Weinberg Memorial Library’s very first Environmental Art Show, opening April 14. From photography capturing nature’s raw elements to paintings of wildlife from around the world, the show will exhibit a collection of creativity aimed to promote sustainability and raise awareness about environmental issues.

“The Environmental Art Show will showcase the University community’s artistic abilities while communicating both the importance of sustainability and the beauty of our environment,” said George Aulisio, public services librarian at The University of Scranton. “The goal of the art show is to inspire attendees and renew our dedication to leading a sustainable lifestyle in order to protect our environment. By leading through example, the library hopes to instill in our students and our community this same dedication.”

The library will host an opening reception for the Environmental Art Show Monday, April 18, from 7-9 p.m. in the Heritage Room on the fifth floor of the library. The event is free and open to the public.

The art show, organized by the library’s Green Team, will be on display from Thursday, April 14, at 5 p.m. through Thursday, April 21, in the Heritage Room.

Green team members are Aulisio; Charles Kratz, dean of library and information fluency; Bonnie Strohl, associate dean of the library; Narda Tafuri, associate librarian; Betsey Moylan, assistant librarian; Bonnie Oldham, associate librarian; Kristen Yarmey, digital services librarian; Michelle McHugh, assistant librarian; Donna Mazziotti, reference librarian; Barbara Evans, circulation/access services clerk; Sharon Finnerty, media resources coordinator; Elizabeth Teets, cataloging clerk; and students Gillian Naro, Southampton; and Karen DeMaria, Floral Park, N.Y.

For a full list of Earth Week events planned at The University of Scranton, visit the University’s website or call 941-7520.

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