Fine Arts Students' Book Launch
Brian Mulroney Rotunda
Fine Arts students will be launching two books on Friday, December 6th, at 1pm in the BMH Rotunda.
Both publications are the result of student-centred collaborative research class projects and are published by Xeno-Optic Press.
Glenn Priestley: Paintings and Drawings
Glenn Priestley: Paintings and Drawings, features an interview between St Thomas students of the FNAR 2173 Watercolour Painting class and internationally exhibited artist Glenn Priestley. The text also includes an essay by arts writer and professor emeritus, Virgil Hammock; the artist’s observations on his own work; a comprehensive artist’s CV as well as a selection of paintings and drawings from the last 25 years of Glenn Priestley’s career. The book was developed as a collaborative research project conducted by STU students under the direction of Prof. William Forrestall. Special thanks to the New Brunswick's Experiential Learning Initiative program, as well as Dr. Mike A. Fleming and Jessica Hughes of the Experiential Learning Office of St. Thomas University. (Text 116 pages full color, 8.5x 11 in. pub. Xeno-Optic Press ISBN 978-1-927054-42-0)
Sanctuary: Seek-Keep-Care: The Art of Ann Manuel
Sanctuary: Seek-Keep-Care: The Art of Ann Manuel includes an in-depth interview between the artist Ann Manuel and the St. Thomas University students of the FNAR 1333 Drawing class, a critical essay by the curator Christiana Myers, and a foreword by noted artist Amy Ash. The book features a series of selected images covering the recent work of the artist as a “mindful act of looking and listening to the world around and within us.” The text was developed as a collaborative research project with STU students under the direction of Prof. William Forrestall. Ann Manuel’s work has been exhibited internationally and is currently featured in two separate exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Special thanks goes to the Office of Research Services and the Department of Fine Arts, St. Thomas University for their support. (Text 74 pages, full color, 8.5x 8.5 in. pub. Xeno-Optic Press ISBN 978-1927054-41-3)