Thursday, January 12, 2012

"The World Is My Garden"--Artist C.P. Logan in Jackson Library

Local artist C.P. Logan is exhibiting her work in Jackson Library through May 2012. The exhibit, entitled "The World Is My Garden," is installed in the first floor Reading Room.

Logan, who has taught hundreds of artists in her Greensboro studio since the 1990s, regularly leads painting excursions all over the world. She has exhibited in many countries, including in Hungary where she had a one-woman show at Budapest's National Opera House. Twice featured in Artist's Magazine, Logan is well known in Greensboro as the original founder of the Artstock Annual Open Studio Tour. Logan majored in art and art education at Virginia Tech and has continued her studies at UNCG. For more information about Logan, please visit her website.

Please join us on Thursday, February 2, between 5-7 pm, in the Jackson Library Reading Room for a reception to celebrate the exhibit. All of Logan's paintings are on sale, and a percentage of each sale helps to support the collections and programs of the University Libraries.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Poet Eleanor Ross Taylor Dies

Poet Eleanor Ross Taylor, 1940 graduate of Woman's College, has died. She was the author of six books and published numerous poems in literary journals over a fifty year career. The widow of author and former UNCG faculty member Peter Taylor, she died December 30 in Charlottesville, VA. Some of her papers are in the Hodges Special Collections Department of the University Libraries at UNCG.

For more about her life and career, see http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/03/2894402/poet-eleanor-ross-taylor-dies.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/eleanor-ross-taylor-poet-of-womens-lives-in-the-south-dies-at-91/2012/01/10/gIQALoIdpP_story.html

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Visit with Author Margaret Maron


Linda Burr and I had the pleasure of visiting Margaret Maron at her home in Willow Spring on January 4, 2012. She has a beautiful home with lots of big windows to let in the sunlight! In addition to a wonderful lunch that she prepared for us (scrumptious homemade pea soup and salad), she also told us some great stories behind the plots of many of her books. She also gave us insight into how she does her research for each book. Plus, we were able to see the room in which she actually does her writing! Margaret sent us back to the Libraries with many books, manuscripts for four of her books, video and audio tapes of interviews, a coffee mug, and many other wonderful items for the Margaret Maron Collections housed in Hodges Special Collections and University Archives.

Posted by Rosann Bazirjian, Dean of University Libraries