Published June 19, 2014
Journal of the Month , Library News
Tags: architecture, contemporary design, culture, design, fashion, fine arts, graphic design, interior architecture, interior design
The journal of the month for June and July is Surface, the American magazine of contemporary design.
Published ten times a year, the magazine provides a rich resource to discover groundbreaking projects, emerging talents, and innovative developments in the worlds of architecture, fashion, art, and design. More than a superficial survey of trends, Surface is the substance of style.
Issue 109, June/July 2014 includes:
- Q&A with designer Yiqing Yin.
- Ideas in Design — Studio visit with designer Marga Weimans.
- Power 100 — Surface’s first annual list of influential figures in art, architecture, fashion, real estate, design, and more… including images and interviews.
- Gallery — Portraits of leading women in New York’s architecture and design community, and their thoughts on the industry.
Be sure to visit Surface’s website and read about their Avant Guardian photography contest, deadline is July 24, 2014!
This Friday evening, June 6, come see the opening reception and presentation for 5 INTO 1: Philadelphia Sculptors’ 15th Annual Student Exhibition, at The Galleries at Moore. The show includes two Moore recent graduates, and is curated in part by a Moore alum!
Hosted annually by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art & design schools. Participating artists from the following schools include, Moore College of Art & Design: Lucy Heurich, Veronica Perez ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Eric Clark, Matthew Herzog; Tyler School of Art: Larkin Dugan, Theresa Sterner; University of Pennsylvania: Anthony Bowers, Theo Mullen; and The University of the Arts: Ryan Berardi, Ashley Carrega. This year’s exhibition is curated by former 5 Into 1 exhibiting artists Aimee Gilmore and Sarah Peoples.
For more information visit:
The Galleries at Moore
Thank you everyone for a successful year, and Congratulations Seniors! We hope that you have a safe and productive break, and look forward to seeing everyone in the fall.
If you are staying in Philadelphia stop by the library, we are open over the summer! As of Monday, May 19, 2014 we will begin summer hours:
- Monday-Thursday 8am — 8pm
- Friday 8am — 5pm
- Saturday 8:30am — 4:30pm
Copyright Massimo Vitali, massimovitali.com
Published May 5, 2014
Events , Library News
Join us this Thursday and Friday for extended hours at Connelly Library!
The library will be open
8 AM till 12:00 AM May 8th and 9th.
Work on your papers or final projects.
Coffee and treats will be provided. We look forward to seeing you all there!
3D World is the last in our series highlighting recent additions to the Library’s journal collection. Similar to last month’s ImagineFX, 3D World is also published by Future PLC but with a focus on CG artists, covering animation, visual effects, games, illustration and architecture. Each month 3D World analyzes the latest trends, offers artistic and technical advice, product reviews, and behind-the-scenes articles on current projects in the industry.
Issue 181, May 2014 includes:
- “The Pro Guide to… Better Portfolios” — Refine your art and animation as industry experts share their experiences, advice, and examples of standout portfolios
- “Put Yourself in the Frame” — Editor Ian Dean speaks to art directors from film, animation and video games who reveal how to get noticed and land your dream job
- Tutorials offered: Create Hair and Fur; Core Skills, Colour Theory; Lighting Materials with LightWave; Vehicle Modelling — and more!
- “The real versus the reel” — Artist and writer Renee Dunlop take a look at the work of Douglas Trumbull and other pioneers’ research on the Persistence of Vision
Be sure to check out 3D World’s website for more news, how-to’s, and reviews!
Please join us in welcoming Neejla Musitief! Neejla began work as Graduate Research Assistant on March 31, 2014. She has a Master of Library Science from Drexel University and a BA in Biology, minor in Religion from Temple University.
Neejla has experience working in public and academic libraries, as well as online reference with the Internet Public Library. Before joining Connelly Library’s staff she worked with University of Pennsylvania and volunteered with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Branch.
ImagineFX is a trade magazine for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Digital Artists, and it is a recent addition to the library’s collection. Published in Bath, UK by Future PLC since January 2006, each issue features FXPose galleries from readers, the latest news, reviews, step-by-step workshops and interviews from professional artists.
Issue 107 is a Manga special:
- Workshops on Manga including “Six key steps to manga magic” from Han-Yuan Yu.
- “Animate digital paintings” with Photoshop’s motion tools from Paul Tysall.
- A look at Fernando Forero’s sketchbook.
- A profile of KARAKTER, the studio behind Game of Thrones, Ryse, and Star Trek: Infinite Space.
- A 16-page section dedicate to traditional art.
Be sure to check out ImagineFX’s website for more galleries, tutorials, and videos!
Last month we wrote about this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers — the story of a soldier trying to come to terms with his service in Iraq. The Writer’s Studio is hosting a reading group for the novel tonight at 6:30 and we still have free copies available in the library! We will also continue to accept greeting cards for veterans until the end of this week.
The Free Library’s One Book program is coming to a close, and as it does we wanted to highlight another story from Iraq. In addition to Powers’s novel, the Free Library chose a book for children called The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq, written and illustrated by Jeanette Winter. This book tells the true story of Alia Muhammad Baker, a librarian in Basra who saved her library’s collection from being destroyed by war. It is an incredible story, first reported by Shaila Dewan of the New York Times in 2003, Books Spirited to Safety Before Iraq Library Fire. Stop by the library to check out Winter’s vivid illustrations and Baker’s empowering work! A perfect book to round out One Book, One Philadelphia, as well as Women’s History Month.
Published March 5, 2014
Journal of the Month , Library News
Tags: creative nonfiction, essays, feminism, fiction, fine art, Journal of the Month, poetry, women artists, women's history month, Women's Studies Quarterly, WSQ
In honor of Women’s History month, we’re featuring the Women’s Studies Quarterly (WSQ) as the journal of the month for March. WSQ is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published twice a year in June and December as a joint project of The Feminist Press and the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Since 1972, WSQ has been an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of emerging perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality.
WSQ Volume 41, Numbers 3-4, Fall/Winter 2013 is dedicated to the topic of engagement:
Engagement is entanglement—the drawing together of participants into a cooperating unit. So what does it mean to breach participation? How do the dynamics of social and political engagements inform one another? How are our relationships to institutions and identities defined by the degree to which we engage?
Along with essays, poetry, and fiction, two visual arts projects are included: Contact Sheet of Nike Missiles for a Moon Calendar (2012) photography by artist MPA, and Art, Environment, Action! (2012), by Radhika Subramaniam. Stop by the library to view this journal, and browse the back issues on display!
Connelly Library has free copies of this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia selection, The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers! After reading we invite you to give back by creating a greeting card for a veteran. We will have supplies set aside for cards until March 19, 2014.
“The One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Committee chose the recent National Book Award finalist, The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers for its 2014 selection. Winner of the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction and a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award, The Yellow Birds has been compared to Tim O’Brien’s classic war novel, The Things They Carried, for its powerful depiction of the truth and tragedy of war. Poet/novelist Powers vividly tells the story of a young soldier struggling to find meaning in his harrowing experiences in Iraq, while suffering profound guilt over his friend and fellow soldier’s death, as well as alienation from community and family upon his return home. According to The New York Times, “Kevin Powers has something to say, something deeply moving about the frailty of man and the brutality of war, and we should all lean closer and listen.”