Towers and Trees: The Urban and Rural Landscape
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
- 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
- Nava Etshalom, Pennsylvania by Highway
- Sarah LePage, Desert Glass
- Megham Purvis, Stream
- William Schutt, The Long Parade
- Rebecca Silverman, Lowcountry
- Emma Straub, Another Flight of Steps
- Chaya Thanhauser, Primary Growth
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