Past Exhibits from 2019
Student Sociological Research in Singapore, Summer 2018
By Brianna Costira, Meira Ruben, Jesse Shircliff, and Xiunan Yu with Professor VoonChin Phua
This exhibition comprises images from summer research completed by four students from the Gettysburg Sociology Department. In the Spring of 2018, Brianna Costira, Meira Ruben, Jesse Shircliff, and Xiunan (Sam) Yu received the competitive ASIANetwork Student-Faculty Fellowship grant to research cultural tourism in Singapore with their faculty mentor, Professor of Sociology VoonChin Phua.
The Majestic Theater
Nature is the ultimate therapist. Detailed photographs of water birds, plants, and flowers explore the delicacy, beauty and wonder of the natural world as seen through the eyes of nature photographer and wildlife artist Sandra Blair. Come to the Majestic Theater lobby to take a serene walk through nature and forget about everyday life for a while.
Sandra Blair is the Visual Resources Curator in the Art and Art History department at Gettysburg College. Her award-winning photographs and paintings feature subjects that are fleeting and finite in nature, captured in a way that expresses her deep admiration for the planet’s more delicate characteristics.
Browsing Room, Main Floor
“Trash and Treasure” is an exhibit by marine biologist, ecologist, and Environmental Studies Professor Emeritus John Commito. It features sculptures from objects he has found on beaches and back roads of coastal Maine as well as in his hometown of Frederick, Maryland. Commito collects, sorts, and arranges these objects, then encloses them with a frame. Presented this way, “they appear both ancient and ephemeral, like miniature ecosystems in tension between the past and the present,” says Commito. This exhibit is currently featured in the Browsing Room on the main floor of the library.