Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Art installation project with St. John's University exhibit

Art students and faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are collaborating with students and faculty from St. John's University on a multimedia project called "Exchange of Silence."

The installations from both schools will be displayed from April 27-28 in the breezeway of McIntyre Library at UW-Eau Claire. UW-Eau Claire student installations will remain on display through May 6. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. April 28 in the library breezeway.

The project was developed by Jyl Kelley and Jason Lanka, assistant professors of art at UW-Eau Claire, and Min Kim Park, a visiting professor of art at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn. Students from video, sculpture and digital installation classes at both schools are working from similar themes to create installation pieces.

The title was inspired in part by contemporary artist John Cage's work. Lanka and Kelley said Cage created sound art that presented the contemporary world in a new perspective. Students participating in the collaboration are challenged to create new perspectives and interpretations of their experiences.
UW-Eau Claire students participating in the project are sophomore Phillip Schladweiler, Beloit; juniors Jacob Heitzig, Minneapolis, Minn.; Teresa Larrabee, Eau Claire; Laura Kelleher, Woodbury, Minn.; Kelsey Kocvara, De Forest; Jamie Nelson, Edina, Minn.; and Kelly Farrar, St. Louis Park, Minn.; and seniors Megan Byron, Blaine, Minn.; Mathias Hughey, Lodi; Travis Thorson, Ellsworth; Anna Havens, Monticello; Xiangyun Chen; Matthew Ludvigson, De Pere; and Lee Wegener, Hartland.

For more information, contact Jyl Kelley at, Jason Lanka at or Min Kim Park at

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kindles are here!!!

McIntyre Library has 3 Kindles to check out. To find which books are preloaded on the Kindles, search the word kindle in the library catalog.

Stop at the circulation desk to check out your Kindle, then let us know how you liked it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Earth Day/Earth Week Display

Check out the display in the Grand Corridor, which highlights the first Earth Day in 1970 and the local campus celebration. Learn about Aldo Leopold, a Wisconsin environmentalist, who wrote many influential books on conservation and the environment.

Easter weekend hours

Fri. April 22       7 am – 5 pm
Sat. April 23      9 am – 5 pm
Sun. April 24      4 pm – 1 am

 Normal hours will resume
Monday April 25.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tax forms at the library

Tax Forms Available at McIntyre Library

U.S., WI, and MN tax forms are available at McIntyre Library. Instructions for form 1040 have been delayed, but are expected shortly. The forms are located on the library 1st floor, near the east entrance. Tax materials are for personal use only, as supplies are limited.
Forms are also available at the following Web sites:

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Jazz Art Crawl

Stop in the library's Grand Corridor to view the jazz-related artwork.

"The purpose of this Jazz Art Crawl is to provide a visual means to interpret and celebrate jazz music. The Art Crawl is being promoted as part of the larger Eau Claire Jazz Festival throughout Wisconsin, encouraging visitors to attend and view the art. Any purchases will be through the artist, with no commission to the Festival or venue. All artwork will be displayed March 28th-April 29th." More information is available at:

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Shamrock Shuffle Team Photos

Our library team, HUSHHHHHH, braved the cold, wind, and icy footpaths to raise funds for the WYSP.