Towers and Trees: The Urban and Rural Landscape

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Towers and Trees: The Urban and Rural Landscape
Poetry and Paintings by Oberlin College Students

Towers and Trees: The Urban and Rural Landscape was an interdisciplinary show addressing human intervention in, and interaction with, the natural landscape.

Students in an introductory painting class formed the core of the exhibit; their works were supplemented by paintings from a variety of Oberlin students. The Creative Writing Program held a competition and selected winning poems on the same theme. The winning poems were read at the exhibit opening in March, 2002. Artists selected for inclusion also gave gallery talks.

The winning poems and the four paintings selected “Best of Show” were reproduced in the anthology that accompanied the exhibit.

Anthology selected by Pamela Alexander, Associate Professor, Creative Writing Program

Exhibition curated by Sarah Schuster, Associate Professor, Art Department

Exhibition Jury:

  • Paul Yanko, Visiting Assistant Professor, Art Department
  • Jean Weigl, Former Visiting Assistant Professor, Art Department
  • Stephan Borys, Curator Western Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum
  • Barbara Prior, Head, Clarence Ward Art Library
  • Paula Baymiller, Art Library Associate, Clarence Ward Art Library

Special thanks to Kathryn Guyot for her help organizing the exhibit.


Poems Selected for the Anthology

Paintings Voted Best of Show

Gloria Adams, Dimming

Naima Bond, A Blessing

Laura Mellor Weller, Something Special

Heather Phillips, Cracked Earth Series #7

Artists Represented in the Exhibit

  • Gloria Adams
  • Alexandra Berger
  • Naima Bond
  • Christina Burris
  • Robin Clark
  • Jessica Coleman
  • Meagan Dunphy-Daly
  • Leah Freedman
  • Kathyryn Guyot
  • Desiree Herrera
  • Asha Kaufman
  • Jake Lubarsky
  • Laura Maker
  • Lauren Maurand
  • Laura Mellor Weller
  • Amanda Mottur
  • Heather Phillips
  • Emily Schildkrout
  • Christie Sprowles
  • Yoshimi Takeyama
  • Emma Vossbrink
  • Anna Wolfson

Original exhibition and anthology pamphlet

Last updated:
July 12, 2018