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McIntyre Library Adds Art|
To Brighten Appearance
MAILED: July 20, 1999|
The McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a little more colorful these days thanks to a batch of new artwork recently displayed at locations around the building.
More than 50 pieces of art were placed on several of the floors as a way of improving the learning environment in the building, said Robert Rose, library director.
"One way of improving the learning environment is to make more pleasant places to learn and study," Rose said. "We saw this as a perfect opportunity."
The idea to move some artwork to the library originated last fall with Tom Wagener, professor of art and curator of the campus art collection in the Haas Fine Arts Center, who saw it as a way to have the artwork in view so more people could enjoy it.
The pieces were selected by a committee in December and were placed around the library in May.
The artwork includes oil and watercolor paintings, as well as sculptures and fiber art, making for a diverse visual experience, Rose said.
"It brings a lot of color and vitality to the library," Rose said, adding that Terry Classen, director of facilities management, arranged for the installation of the artwork. "It really brightens things up."
So far, the additional artwork has brought a positive reaction from the campus community, Rose said.
"We've had lots of comments from students and faculty about how much they enjoy the new artwork," he said. "We're very pleased with this."
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 20, 1999