“Transcription of Eugène Delacroix’s Royal Tiger”
June 10 – December 17, 2013
Post Learning Commons
2nd floor Lounge – (behind the elevator)
“Transcription of Eugène Delacroix’s Royal Tiger” is a 10′ x 4′ charcoal drawing created in April by students in Kathleen Vaccaro’s Drawing I (ART 133) course. This large drawing of a tiger is an interpretation of a small lithograph created in 1829 by Eugène Delacroix, a French Romantic artist who also painted “Liberty Leading the People.”
The artists involved in this project are: Jordan Cotter, Amanda Rose, Matthew Sarcona, Demi Liccio, Nina Giglio, Timothy Craig, Carla Pontarelli, Kylie Smeraglio, Olivia Martino, A. J. Werkheiser, Stephen Noglows, Brian Pernice, and Billy Annesley. Kathleen thoroughly enjoyed working with them.
For the majority of these students, Drawing I is their first art course. None of the students are art majors, and so this project serves as a reminder that anyone can make art. The students met the difficult and fun challenge of creating this drawing as a group, and worked tirelessly to complete the image of this fierce tiger. This is the second exhibition for this section of Drawing I. Their first was the Kimmel Center’s 3rd Annual College Night Art Exhibition, which occurred on April 13, 2013. At the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. This group of SJU students also shared their passion for drawing with students in the Gompers Elementary School after school program.
June 2013 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.
The Things They Cannot Say: stories soldiers won’t tell you about what they’ve seen, done or failed to do in war by Kevin Sites
During war, soldiers have to fight, witness death and destruction, and survive in a combat zone. The average person will never know or fully understand the toll these experiences have on the men and women who have.
War correspondent, Kevin sites, discusses what it is like for the soldiers who have experienced combat. In his book, The Things They Cannot Say: stories soldiers won’t tell you about what they’ve seen, done or failed to do in war, through a series of interviews, Sites explores the psychological impact war has on the combat soldier, as well as its social and moral impact on both the men who fight and the society and families they leave behind and eventually rejoin. Things are never the same for any of them.
Placed in life-or-death situations where split-second decisions, or the failure to act or react, could mean the difference between living or dying, and sometimes result in catastrophic mistakes, ordinary men and women find themselves in situations no one should find themselves in. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is just the beginning of the aftermath of their experiences.