In Brief: November 7

Blue Onion Bus mobile gallery rolls onto campus

As brick and mortar art galleries become less and less prevalent, artists must be able to adapt and get creative with new ideas on how to exhibit and display their work. The BGSU Jewelry and Metals program is hosting visiting artist Autumn Brown, metals and jewelry area coordinator at Western Michigan University, who has been working on a project that demonstrates the flexibility that traditional galleries cannot provide.

Brown has renovated a 1985 International Harvester school bus and refurbished it to be a mobile gallery and studio space. She has been traveling around the country with her Blue Onion Bus and exhibiting works at symposia and craft fairs. Most recently, Brown and her bus were at Contemporary Charlotte in North Carolina exhibiting a curated collection of American studio jewelry.

Brown will present a public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in 1101 Fine Arts Center. The opening of a pop-up exhibition installed on the Blue Onion Bus by BGSU students will follow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Lot N. The experience will help students to understand the importance of display and installation of artwork and also push them to think creatively about contemporary gallery and exhibition spaces.

The bus and student exhibition will also be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Art Supply Depo, 435 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green.

 

Final session of ‘Learning to Lead’ series

All BGSU employees are invited to participate in “Learning to Lead,” a free professional development series presented by Impact Solutions and offered by the Office of Human Resources. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

The last session, on “Developing Resilience and Managing Change,” will be presented by Pat Schultz and begin at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in 315 Union.

Seats are limited. RSVP to Suzi Saunders, HR training specialist, at smsaund@bgsu.edu or 372-2126.

 

Parking Services to accept toys for tickets

Students, faculty, staff and community members who have received tickets from the University’s Parking Services are invited to trade in toys for their tickets this holiday season.

From Nov. 14 to Dec. 9, anyone who has received a citation between Oct. 1 and Dec. 9, 2016, can bring it to the BGSU Parking Office with a new, unwrapped toy and have the citation dismissed. The toy must be of similar value to the citation amount. Invalid citations, including forged/illegal permits and those received for parking in a handicap area, do not qualify for this program.

Toys will be donated to the Wood County Children’s Protective Services, which promotes the protection and safety of children and the well-being of families, and the Wood County Children’s Resource Center, which provides mental health and addiction services to children, adolescents and families.

Toys will also be accepted from those who do not have citations but who would like to donate to these organizations.