Artwork on Campus
The BGSU campus is home to a variety of artwork, traditional and innovative, which can be seen both indoors and out. Among the most distinctive pieces are the murals on the east and west facades of Jerome Library. Designed by artist-in-residence Donald Drumm during the construction of the building in 1967, the murals help visitors to campus quickly identify the library even before they arrive in the city. Many other pieces have come and gone over the years, however. Not all artwork is intended to be permanent.
Excerpts from the BG News, October 9, 2000:
"Construction of the sculpture begins today in the Bell-Tower Mall between the University Library and the Education Building. The outdoor sculpture will be created by artist Patrick Dougherty, who is visiting from North Carolina.
"With some assistance from students in the School of Art, Dougherty will be twisting and snagging the gathered [maple] saplings into a free-standing structure. For three weeks, Dougherty will be seen working on his creation.
Because Dougherty's sculpture is made of natural materials, it is temporary."