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New Student Art in Myrin Library

The Myrin Library acquired two works for its Special Collections from the Annual Student Art Exhibition held at the Berman Museum in April of 2023 .

The library’s selections from the Berman Museum’s Annual Art Exhibition for 2023 were two oil paintings on canvas. The paintings are “Their Plants” by Hannah Blanco ’24 and “Desktop” by Hannah Bierling ’23. The paintings were selected by a committee of Library Staff to become the newest additions to the Myrin Library Student Art Collection.

Hannah Blanco said this about her painting “Their Plants”: “This painting was inspired by the painting Woman with Pigeons by Gustave Courbet. I wanted to show the reverence to my plants as they are what give me motivation and energy to keep going.”

Hannah Bierling, who painted “Desktop,” said this about her art: “Creativity is all around us, in everything we see, and I bring this to light with my art … The art I make is for anyone, as anyone can recognize and relate to it due to the common nature of the objects.” Hannah won the Berman Award, awarded by the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art for artistic achievement in the Annual Student Exhibition.

The Myrin Student Art Collection includes many types of media: oil paintings, mixed media, digital and analog photographic images, colored pencil and charcoal sketches and drawings, pastels, watercolors, wood and linoleum cut prints, wood carvings, plaster, wire, wood, foam and fabric sculptures. Works from the Ursinus Annual Student Art Exhibition were selected and purchased by Charles A. Jamison for eighteen consecutive years. Currently, they are being selected by a committee of Library Staff. The Collection is on permanent display in the Library and online in our Digital Commons. More about the Collection can be found on Digital Commons at https://digitalcommons.ursinus.edu/student_art/

“Their Plants” by Hannah Blanco and “Desktop” by Hannah Bierling are located on the third floor of Myrin.

Links to each individual work are below.

Their Plants: https://digitalcommons.ursinus.edu/student_art/120/

Desktop: https://digitalcommons.ursinus.edu/asae_2023_images/77/

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Carolyn Weigel
Archives & Special Collections Librarian

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