Exhibits in the Library
July 1 to August 31, 2015
Gallery, Third Floor
Health Sciences Library
August 7, 2015
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Reading Room, Third Floor
Health Sciences Library
Michael Keyes -- Artist's website
Stories & Seasons: Woodcuts by Michael Keyes
Aurora Cultural Arts District, November-December 2014
Woodcut printmaking is the process of cutting a picture into a block of wood with a small knife and gouges. The block is then inked with a roller and black printers’ ink. It can be printed by using a press, but is often printed by using a wooden spoon, or similar tool to rub the back of paper that is laid onto the inked block. It is in the category of relief printmaking, that is, printing the ink that is on the surface of a material (as opposed to an etching, where the ink is in the lines below the surface). The advantage and challenge is making powerful pictures, using the stark black and white shapes made from the knife and gouge cuts and marks, and the grain characteristics of the surface of the wood. Read more
ILLUSTRATING MAN: Carving out a niche in metro art scene
Aurora Sentinel, Quincy Snowdon Staff Writer, November 20, 2014
“With little X-ACTO knives and gauges, I cut out the edges – cut this edge and gouge out, cut that edge and gouge out,” Keyes says of the medium he’s worked in for over 40 years. “Essentially, I’m working from black to a black-white balance.” Read more
Printmaker Mike Keyes Gets Back to Nature, Then Gets Serious about Woodprint
Westword, Jamie Siebrase, May 27, 2014
Family is important to Keyes, and it was his oldest son who brought the artist to Denver about two years ago. Keyes and his wife, both newly retired, were happy to move west to spend more time with their grandchildren. Another happy occurrence: "Actually, retirement has enabled me to get into art more full-time," says Keyes. He's a member of the Red Delicious Press, a printmaking co-op in Aurora, and has also started doing oil paints again at the Art Student League of Denver. Printmaking, though, is his forte. Read more
On exhibit: April to June 2015
Location: Third Floor Landing by the elevators
The Health Sciences Library is hosting an exhibit that features a runway dress that was created based on research being done at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Descience Runway 2014 was an event organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in September 2014. The event paired science researchers and fashion designers to collaborate and create garments based on the researchers area of study.
Georgia Charkoftaki, PhD is a researcher at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She and pharmacy faculty member Melanie Joy, PhD were paired with designer Lilian Kong.
Dr. Charkoftaki’s research area is treatments for lupus nephritis, a disease of the kidneys. Ms. Kong learned about the work that Drs. Charkoftaki and Joy were performing and then she created a dress inspired by their research. The dress, named NanoNephron, represents the kidneys, aspects of lupus nephritis and the new treatment that Dr. Charkoftaki is investigating.
The NanoNephron dress and matching jewelry will be on display on the 3rd floor of the library through June 2015. There is also a poster describing the research and aspects of the dress in more detail.
Sixty-one teams participated in the runway fashion show. Even though NanoNephron did not win, Drs. Charkoftaki and Joy enjoyed the experience. Stop by the library to check out the dress and the process to create it! Library blog post