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Painting titled "The Great I Am" by artist Gerald Roulette

A Conversation with Artist Gerald Roulette  

Join us on Wednesday, October 6, at 5:00 p.m. in the Brian Doyle Auditorium (Dundon-Berchtold 004) or via Zoom. Local, classically trained artist Gerald Roulette speaks about his artistic process and his painting, The Great I Am, now installed in UP’s Clark Library. Through his creative process, Roulette wanted to express Christ’s love and sacrifice for all humanity. The Great I Am, a work of abstract realism, depicts Christ as a person of color, speaking to the need for all of us to see representations of ourselves in the deity of Christ. This event is sponsored by the Clark Library, Office of the Provost, Garaventa Center, and Performing & Fine Arts.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend or to request ADA accommodations. We will send final guidelines for the in-person gathering and a Zoom link. RSVP at: libraryevents@up.edu or 503-943-7775.       


El Otro Lado El Otro Lado - The Other Side  

The Covert Gallery, on the main floor of the Clark Library, has a new exhibit up through October. El  Otro  Lado – The Other Side features photographs of the U.S.-Mexico border wall taken by Dr. Blair Woodard (UP History Dept). These striking photographs document the murals painted on the Mexican side of the wall at Playas de Tijuana.

From the Exhibit Card:

The terminus of the U.S. border wall extends over three hundred meters into the Pacific Ocean in Tijuana. Although the presence of the wall is oppressive, the Playas of Tijuana has become a place of resistance, celebration, and fortitude. The citizens of Tijuana have turned the wall and the boardwalk into a living art exhibit. Murals painted on the Mexican side of the barrier express joy and hope as well as pain and sorrow. The beach itself is alive with families, quinceañeras, music, and laughter. No wall can dampen this spirit or keep butterflies from flying home. 

Dr. Woodard will also be giving a public talk exploring the 150 year history of the border on September 22 in Franz Hall 120 (more details).