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Baber Room Exhibitions

Tatsuki Hakoyama

Searching for the Middle Path

September 6 – October 27, 2016

Opening Reception​ & Artist Talk  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

4:00-6:00 pm  Park Library Auditorium

Reception following in Baber Room

Inspired by surrealists and magical realist painters, my body of work, Searching for the Middle Path, explores the ideas of balance with regards to cultural perception and identity. Utilizing juxtaposed cultural symbols taken from countries in which I have lived, my work reflects on how the shift from traditional to contemporary lifestyles has influenced our values. This body of work takes into account the opposing views of traditional vs. contemporary approaches, and attempt to find equilibrium, a state of co- existence.​


Play Matters - National Print Portfolio Exhibition

January - February 2017

Invited artist were asked to create an image based on rules developed by a different participant. Abiding by the rules given to them, the participant (image maker) created an edition of hand pulled prints for the exhibition and exchange.


The exhibition includes a wide range of responses to this prompt; it highlights collaboration, experimentation, inventiveness and the opportunity to play by the rules.


Portfolio Organizer: Johanna Paas, Professor of Art, CMU


Artists: ​

Edward Bateman - Salt Lake City, Utah
Andrew Blanchard – Spartanburg, South Carolina
Heather Bryant – Norfolk, Virginia
Kristin Calhoun – Austin, Texas
Todd Herzberg - Lexington, Kentucky
Jessie Hornbrook – Conway, Arkansas
Diane Fine – Plattsburgh, New York
Charlene Liu – Eugene, Oregon
Matthew McLaughlin – Greenbelt, Maryland
Janet Marcavage – Tacoma, Washington
Sandra Murchison –Ypsilanti, Michigan

Michelle Murillo – Oakland, California

Johanna Paas – Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Kristin Powers Nowlin  - Manhattan, Kansas
Mark Ritchie – Laramie, Wyoming
Nick Satinover – Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Brett Schiezer –  Highland Heights, Kentucky

Ralph Slatton – Johnson City, Tennessee

Chadwick Tolley – Augusta, Georgia

All exhibits are free and open to the public
Questions? Contact Janet Danek 
University Libraries Exhibit Coordinator