Enter into the campus library, now transformed into "The Study". This all encompassing environment by artist Donna Castellanos is created entirely from cast-off books, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. Most of the books used in this installation have been pulled from dumpsters, donated by friends, or discovered at estate sale. They have become obsolete: collectors don't want the books and dealers can't even sell them. Castellanos has found inspiration in the gilded and embossed covers, the wonderful detailed illustrations, even the musty smell of the old books. Wrap yourself up in a book while surrounded by these cherished printed pages of the past.
Visitors are invited to flip through and contribute to the artist's guest books in a designated community participation area. Fill these books with stories, drawings, doodles, poems, words of wisdom, or thoughts about the exhibition. >br>
To learn more about the exhibit, contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central's gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This exhibit is among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the college and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and more, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW(7469).