Spotlight shines on health science artists

January 29, 2013 | Arts, Events, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UTMC
By Staff



A bear balancing on a ball with a clown watching done in watercolors. Psychedelic trees courtesy of photo manipulation. A portrait of a girl drawn in pencil.

“Clowning Around,” watercolor on gesso, by Melissa Straub, medical student

“Clowning Around,” watercolor on gesso, by Melissa Straub, medical student

These are a few of the works featured in the eighth annual Health Science Campus Artist Showcase that is on display through Monday, March 18, on the fourth floor of Mulford Library.

Nearly 30 artists affiliated with the health sciences — students, faculty and staff on Health Science and Main campuses — have pieces showcased this year. Media include painting, drawing, photography and digital art.

“This is a great opportunity for health science students, faculty and staff to show off their creativity. We look forward to it every year,” said Jodi Jameson, instructor in the College of Nursing and librarian at Mulford Library, who is a member of the artist showcase committee.

An artists’ reception will take place Friday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. Diana Attie, UT professor emeritus of art, will be the guest speaker. She will discuss her life experiences in art, as well as anatomical drawing, one of her specialties.

“Professor Attie is a highly revered member of the Toledo art community and a well-respected teacher,” Jameson said. “We are so pleased to have her as our guest speaker. In fact, some of the artists in this year’s show, as well as in past years, have had Attie as a teacher.”

Visitors can view the artwork during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 9 a.m. to midnight.

For more information on the free, public exhibition, click here.

“Treeage,” photo manipulation, by Dr. Donna Woodson, professor of medicine

“Treeage,” photo manipulation, by Dr. Donna Woodson, professor of medicine