Author Archives: Mary Robinson

With Feet of Their Own, Don’t Let These Pieces Walk Away!

LRC Third Floor Exhibit – The Art of Ming G. Fong and Sandy Fong Whetstone, Showcasing Through August 9

After witnessing the works of the talented father-daughter duo first-hand, it becomes apparent how Ming Fong and Sandy Fong Whetstone’s work truly tells a story all on its own. There is significance to each of their work, a story that is attempting to be told through the ages, and a viewpoint of these two that is reaching out to be shared with the rest of the world, one that only they can perceive.

One of the Many Pieces of Art by Ming FongMing Fong received training in Chinese Classics in China during the 1930’s, and the inspirations from Chinese cultural influences are clearly seen in his work. Calligraphy remains an essential part of his work, written (and translated in English for the exhibit) as a form of poetry, perfectly complementing the natural appeal of the people and elements of nature that helped shape the type of work Ming would eventually paint together. It’s no wonder why someone as talented as Ming would eventually become the primary source of inspiration for his own daughter’s work during her childhood, and even through to her adult years.

Departing from her father’s more classically-inspired works, Sandy Fong Whetstone takes an approach to art and a view on life that strikes you as uplifting and charming, with a childlike lens on the world. Though Sandy and her father both draw inspiration from nature, Sandy takes traditional ideas of animals and fruits and vegetation, and turns them on their heads. You can see the near life-size ceramic works of art of animals dressed in button-ups and personified with human clothing and characteristics, and eyes that are so accurately modeled, they could easily be mistaken for the real thing. And her interpretations of bipedal fruits and vegetables are so full of joy, you can’t help but want to view this exhibit before it has a chance to run away from you.

Stephen Passey

Borrow Library Books and Movies over the Break

Monday May 12 through Wednesday May 21, faculty, staff, and continuing students may check out library books and DVDs for the break (2 items for students).

All books and DVDs are due on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.  Find your book or movie –

  • in the library catalog
  • on the New Books and Popular Reading shelves on the second floor
  • in the library display (Careers, resumes, and interviews)
  • in the Media Center on the first floor

Have a Question?  Library Answers.

The Library will close for the break on Wednesday May 21 at 8:00 p.m. and reopen for Summer classes on Monday June 9 at 8:00 a.m.

One World Many StoriesMORE TO READ:  Follow londonchoirgirl as she reads her way around the world!

“In 2012, the world came to London for the Olympics and I went out to meet it. I read my way around all the globe’s 196 independent countries – plus one extra territory chosen by blog visitors – sampling one book from every nation.  I read a story from Swaziland, a novel from Nicaragua, a book from Brunei, a… well, you get the picture.”

Check out “A Year of Reading the World” to find books from all 196 UN recognized countries.

 

Need a Job? Library Can Help!

Grab a book from the May library display and find your new career.  Resumes, cover letters, interviews – library materials have you covered.  If you don’t see what you want in the display bookcase on the second floor, ask a librarian to help you connect with materials for your job search.  Come back and let us know when you get hired!

SCC Library catalog – search here for books and DVDs.

OneSearch – search here for everything.

Library display of books on careers, resumes, and interviews

Math Day is April 9! (April is Math Month)

Hope you don’t have a problem with that.

A set of math displays in the LRC lobby adds to your love of numbers.

Up a floor, in the Library, count on a quantity of math books on the second floor display shelves:

Math books:  mathemtics minus fear; The universal book of mathematics; Mathematics 1001
No argument, you will value the range of math topics. Many books in the display relate to everyday functions.

Math is everywhere! 

Display of math books in the library

Math Day Activities in the Learning Resource Center.:

Math Month Activities and Presentations

April 9, 2014

TimeTitlePresenterLocation
9 – 9:30 amDosageMary JamesLRC Lobby
9:30 – 10 amMath and Musical RhythmRob KnableLRC Lobby
10 – 10:30 amMath and SoundMark WebsterLRC lobby or LR141
10:30 – 11 am 
11 – 11:30 amRadical GeometryDr. Deb BryantLRC lobby
11:30 am – 12 pmChalk SpirographGioia Fonda
12 – 12:30 pmDance + MusicTrinidad + RobOutside LRC
12:30 – 1 pmStatistics in 1850Mark HarbisonLRC 220
1 – 1:30 pm 
1:30 – 2 pm 
2 – 2:30 pmRoman NumeralsGabriella NuttallLRC Lobby
2:30 – 3 pmArt and MathJose DiGregorioOutside LRC