College of Design events this week -- November 2, 2009

Lectures

Thoughts of a Sometime Geographer lecture by Deborah Karasov
Monday, November 2, 2009, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
For a landscape architect or environmental artist, it is not such a great matter to have the technical skills to create beautiful things. Many other qualities of character and temperament are necessary. Karasov says she has been inspired by those who recommend enlarging our sympathies by the patient and loving observation of landscape. Some say it is in this practice, rather than in formulas or theories, where the promise of perfection for the art of landscape can be found.

Events

College of Design Mentor Program kick-off and orientation event
Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 6:30 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center
Student and mentor participants are encouraged to attend to meet each other and begin their mentoring relationship. A brief program will begin the evening. The majority of the time is for students and mentors to get to know each other and connect.

Architecture and Interior design firm tour Fall 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009, 9:30 a.m., Meet in Rapson Hall, HGA Gallery (near Room 100)
Attend the upcoming firm tour of Shea, Inc. and KKE Architects to learn more about the organizations and meet professionals in your field. Each firm will discuss a topic specific to their project work. While both firms have architecture and interior design areas, they are quite different in size, projects, and approach. Register on GoldPASS. Login and click on Career Events. Space is limited to 25 students so register early.

Exhibitions

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect's Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
September 25-December 27, 2009
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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