New art exhibits debut at Purdue University Northwest Westville Campus
New art exhibits have opened at the Purdue University Northwest Westville Campus and are available for public viewing.
‘So You Wanna Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’
The photography of Bobby Talamine, who has spent more than 40 years taking candid shots of popular and oftentimes iconic musicians in performance, is on display in the Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 02.
Photos featured in this show include Sir Paul McCartney; Bob Dylan, sporting a rare smile; Eric Clapton; Roger Waters of Pink Floyd in a dramatic shot from “The Wall;” the late Leonard Cohen; Gene Simmons of Kiss; Madonna; and Lady Gaga.
“I have to be as unobtrusive as possible, so I don’t disturb the intense concentration of the artists at work, but I’ve been honored to get to know many of them,” Talamine said of his work. “They are all brilliant, highly original and often provocative; it shows in their work. Also the challenge of getting photos in real time is complicated by intense lighting, bold stage design and sometimes pyrotechnics without warning.”
The show will be on display until July.
This selection of Tom Brand’s works is featured in the Technology Building Lounge on the building’s first floor. Brand, a noted region artist and art activist, has produced art for more than 40 years. His studies in shape and rich color are more than expressions of active abstract brushwork, as evidenced by his pieces, Razzle Dazzle, Bartok and Last Resort. Brand refers to this as “Structured Abstraction,” a description of contemporary art in the 21st century.
This exhibit of contemporary works, comprised largely of new acquisitions from gifts to PNW, is displayed in the Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144. Gallery 144, features 20 pieces, 13 of which have been donated by William and Susan Kleinman of Indianapolis, who wanted to share their passion for fine art with students and the PNW community.
Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex
Additional art is on public display throughout the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activity Complex.
Group tours available
Because the galleries are used for many purposes, Judy Jacobi, assistant vice chancellor of University Art Collections & Special Programs, recommends that anyone interested in viewing these works contact her at 219-785-5593 or email@example.com.
Group tours of the art collections are available for all ages. Led by Jacobi, tours may be arranged throughout the year, rain or shine. Any group of children and accompanying adults are treated to a pizza lunch to give them an opportunity to experience a brief college visit. Tours can be arranged by calling Coordinator of Art Collections and Special Events Elizabeth Bernel at 219-785-5719. All tours are free and available to the public.
To request a disability-related accommodation, contact PNW’s Equity Office at the Hammond Campus (219-989-2163) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.