Archive for March 28th, 2011

Welcome back students, faculty & spring!

March 28, 2011

Happy Spring Quarter everyone! In the spirit of Springtime, we thought it appropriate to include an image of our resident chicken who makes her home behind the VRF. There’s a lot going on this quarter: the Art Studio Lecture Series continues with talks by artists Desiree Holman (April 7) and Anders Ruhwald (April 21) and a conversation between writer and critic Bill Berkson and the Nelson Gallery’s Renny Prtikin (April 28). The Nelson Gallery is showing “Across the Great Divide: a Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture”, an exhibition of photographs by Roberta Price and guest curated by Professor Simon Sadler (Art History and Design Programs). ┬áDon’t miss the panel discussion on March 31 that accompanies the exhibition. The “Touching Base” exhibition continues at the Pence Gallery until April 21. “Touching Base” is curated by Professor Robin Hill (Art Studio) and includes 11 former UCD art majors.

And of course the VRF is open too: Spring Quarter hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday and Friday by appointment. Hope to see you soon in the VRF.

Japanese National Treasures damaged by tsunami

March 28, 2011

Matsushima

The Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs has released a list of cultural landmarks damaged by the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. As of March 24, their list contained 353 vulnerable cultural properties. Among the damaged landmarks are Amida Hall (Iwaki, Fukashima Prefecture), Zuigan Temple (Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture) and Matsushima, one of the worst hit areas and an officially designated Special Place of Scenic Beauty.

'Waves at Matsushima' by Tawaraya Sotatsu