Winter 2017 Hamersly Library exhibits

A woman wearing patriotic clothing, holding her hands out
“Free Speech: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Expression, Then and Now”

In the light of all of the political events that have been occurring, you may feel as if you want to get more involved. The art exhibit on the second floor of Hamersly Library might be filled with the inspiration you need. Titled Free Speech: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Expression, Then and Now, this exhibit features fights throughout U.S. history for free speech and human rights. It’s a reading heavy exhibit, but you can carry a lot away from it. Curated by James Masnov, the exhibit looks at our relationship with the media and what speech is actually free.

If none of this strikes your fancy, get ready for Meeting of Hearts in Monmouth. The mixed media exhibition will be shown at the third-floor galleries. It is a collaboration between Haifeng An (artist) and Janet Avery (poet) that showcases the similarities and

One of Haifeng An's paintings with Janet's poem over the top
Meeting in the Hearts of Monmouth a collaboration between Haifeng An and Janet Avery

differences in their own cultures. Haifeng An is originally from China and Janet Avery is originally from England and through their art, they are able to communicate at a deeper level.  

If you are looking for something a bit more on the fun side check out the comedy film Todd Got Clobbered on Mar. 17 in Hamersly Library, room 107. Starring WOU students, the film starts at 6 p.m. and is only showing once, so be there or be square. This film, presented by Body in the Window Seat, is recommended for ages 17+ due to profanity and adult situations.

Get up and take a break from studying while wondering around the library to enjoy some unique art. The Free Speech exhibit will be up until Mar. 17, Meeting of Hearts in Monmouth exhibit will be up until Mar. 24. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to relax and grow.

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