Clermont College Library is pleased to bring you work from three student artists this semester, all from Professor Kelly Frigard’s Drawing II class.
Susan L. Kleine’s works examine the natural spaces near Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Israel. These lush landscapes were based on Kleine’s travel photography using the watercolors. Mary Ann Kronoveter’s bold pieces, entitled, “Mythological Winged Creatures of the Sky,” depict Cygnus and Phoenix. Using watercolor, paint, and pencil Cassie Feldhaus created two large-scale works devoted to exotic birds, the lilac-breasted roller and the blue-throated passerine bird.
Stop by and view these lovely pieces anytime the library is open. We love collaborating with the Fine Arts program to bring you Clermont College student art each term.
Growing up, books and the holidays went hand-in-hand. I received them and gave them as gifts. Some of them were magical and still call up pleasant memories. I wondered if my co-workers at the Clermont College Library had the same experience. So I asked them to tell me about a favorite holiday story from their childhood related to a special memory or moment. Here’s what they shared:
I have great childhood memories of the wordless picture book, The Snowman (1978) by Raymond Briggs. Before I could read, I loved looking through the pages of this book and imagining words to match the beautiful illustrations. The short film, also wordless, is lovely and features some unique accompanying music, too. –Katie
On Christmas Eve, the four of us had our ritual. In the afternoon, we would make lots of cookies, then have a light supper, and hunt for a Christmas tree (That was before the parents’ famous artificial trees of pink and silver, including the color wheel!).
Then we would head home, have cookies and milk or hot chocolate, leaving some for Santa of course! Dad would read the “The Night Before Christmas.” My brother and I would try so hard to see Santa, but we never saw him–we always fell asleep! –Kathi
Countdown to semester’s end! How is that paper or project going? If you need help with research resources for your papers and projects, the Clermont College librarians are willing to help you in a variety of ways:
We can help you decide which databases to use for your topic and steer you toward other resources, such as books, scholarly articles, primary sources and interviews.
If you are having problems finding information for your paper, we will make recommendations.
We can also help you cite sources.
You may come into the library during our regular hours, but please consider making an appointment to guarantee a spot at this busy time.
Who doesn’t enjoy a good movie during the holidays?
Clermont College Library is giving away two tickets to the Pierce Point Movie Cinema in Amelia. What a great treat for winter break. To enter stop by the library, fill out an entry, and drop it in the box in front of the Readbox trifold. The winner will be drawn on December 3.
If you enjoy short stories, check out 100 Years of the Best American Short Storiesfrom Clermont College Library’s collection. Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor have selected forty stories from more than two thousand published in previous editions. Ernest Hemingway’s first published story is among the gems, along with writing by Flannery O’Connor and Alice Monroe. This is a great anthology of exemplary writing.