Libraries seek student artwork, research for spring exhibit

Contact: Sara Volmering


Waldo Library’s new exhibit space was created by librarians Micky Carignano (left), Dylan Juhl and Kate Langan (not pictured).

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Calling all student artists and researchers! Western Michigan University students are invited to submit creative and research works for an exhibit in Waldo Library. 

The newly created exhibit space is located on Waldo Library’s second floor in the rotunda. The space was refreshed this fall with a rail system that allows for easy installation and removal of two-dimensional pieces. The system allows for maximum flexibility to showcase students’ creative and research works.

“We would love to get a variety of submissions—anything that can hang on a wall!” says Dr. Micky Carignano, assistant professor and natural sciences librarian.

"Posters or art that students create for classes or independent research are perfect for this exhibit, but even if it's just something creative you do in your free time, we'd love to see it," adds Carignano.

“There are a lot of excellent student research and creative activities happening on campus,” says Dylan Juhl, assistant professor and humanities librarian. “The library already supports students earlier in their process with a place to study, access to materials, and one-on-one research help. This exhibit allows us to support students at the end of the process when they are ready to share their work.”

Juhl, Carignano and Dr. Kate Langan created Waldo Library’s new exhibit space and will curate the spring showcase. The space currently features art and research from library staff and faculty to test the rail system. 

Submissions are due at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8. Students selected for the exhibit will be contacted by Dec. 11. The exhibit will be installed in January and debut at Waldo Fest on Jan. 23.

All submissions must be created at least in part by a WMU undergraduate or graduate student. Selected pieces must be in good condition and ready for display. In addition, only two-dimensional pieces under 4 feet in height or width are eligible for submission. 

View the complete requirements and submit work for the exhibit.

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