Mexico-Splendors of Thirty Centuries
(October 27-November 17, 2003)
This display was a stand-alone exhibit of photographs, on view in the library's new books reading area; the display was created by and on loan from the Texas Council for the Humanities.
Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos
(October 27-November 12, 2003)
Prof. Bertha Parle and her Spanish students prepared this annual tribute to the departed. Students were stationed at the exhibit for several hours during the opening 2 days, answering questions about the tradition and its history and practice, and offering exhibit viewers a taste of the bread traditionally baked for the occasion.
Aging Texas Well
Our display showcased the NHC Continuing & Corporate Education department's grant-funded study of area residents over age 60 and services for them, research conducted by Dr. Betty Anne Sullivan-Szuts.
Visit to Russia
In honor of five visiting librarians from Russia, library director Maryann Readal mounted this display of Russian objects and artifacts. The librarians toured eight libraries and several other interesting destinations (e.g., NASA's Johnson Space Center) during their week-long visit to Houston.
Bandura-National Instrument of Ukraine
On September 18, 2003, the College welcomed musician Julian Kytasty who gave a recital featuring the bandura. This display provided a glimpse of the bandura and its role in Ukrainian musical heritage (mounted by librarian Olia Holowka Palmer).
Money Money Money-International Currencies
Drachma, Ruppees, Euros, Yen, and a whole host of other currencies were on display as students and faculty returned from their summer vacations, courtesy of librarian Pradeep Lele, who borrowed a lot of the money from a lot of his co-workers!
Hand Made Books by Linda Woodward
Art History Professor Linda Woodward (now at Lone Star College–Montgomery) has created a wonderfully varied collection of handmade books, using diverse techniques and styles in their creation. She shared her books with us in this exhibit.
Wood Engravings of Kent Kessinger
Dr. Kent Kessinger, adjunct professor of English, has a thriving artistic life outside of the classroom. In this exhibit, he displayed not only dozens of his wood engravings but also the tools he uses in their creation. Some of his wood engravings feature Kent's own writings/poems.
Civil Liberties in the United States of America: a Delicate Balance
Tracing the efforts made over the years by Americans to secure and protect their civil rights, this exhibit featured selected documents (e.g., Bill of Rights, ADA Act) and quotes from famous Americans (e.g., Frederick Douglass); mounted by librarian Dr. Carolyn Jacobs.