Wednesday, August 29, 2012

exhibition Reception

‘Student Body Art’ Photo Exhibition and Opening Reception at FAU’s MacArthur Campus Library

The opening reception for the exhibition is from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, September 13,
and the exhibition runs through Friday, December 14. Both are free and open to the public at
FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more
information visit, “Stories on the Skin” on Facebook or call Z.
Koppisch at 561-297-2116.

The exhibition features photographs of students and their tattoos by visual artist Z. Koppisch. The photos are from “Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU,” a long-term creative collaboration between the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU’s Wimberly Library and Karen Leader, Ph.D., of FAU’s Department of Visual Arts and Art History. Koppisch, an FAU alumna, is a photographer and senior designer at the Wimberly Library. Students from the Jupiter campus are invited to add their ink to the archive by being photographed and/or videotaped at the reception.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Film screening Sept. 21 in Library lab

MacArthur Campus Library Joins Hundreds of Cultural Institutions World Wide in Peace Initiative

Jupiter, FL, USA, – Today, MacArthur Campus Library @ FAU announced it will join hundreds of cultural institutions worldwide, from Australia to Zimbabwe, supporting films4peace to celebrate World Peace Day—an international UN day of ceasefire, and a day for individuals, organizations and countries to demonstrate acts of peace.

films4peace an annual short film commission by PUMA.Peace, features 21 of today’s most innovative artists visually interpreting the subject of peace. These art films will be released at cultural venues globally, online on World Peace Day on 21 September 2012 on a dedicated films4peace website, through social networking and video sharing sites and blogs amongst others.

Live screenings will accompany the online release at major museums globally, including the Bass Museum of Art (Miami, USA) and the Design Museum (London, UK); in public urban spaces, such as the City of Barcelona (Spain) and the Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, USA); educational institutions and youth leadership conferences, such as the H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute (USA) and the 2012 One Young World summit (Pittsburgh, USA).

The films include 35mm live action, experimental animation and fine art. The films are 30- to 90-second to facilitate online as well as live screenings. None of the films are language specific. The  artists were selected for the quality and scope of their work and their sensitivity in interpreting the theme.

“Artists confront us with the challenges that face us at this time,” said Mark Coetzee, films4peace curator. “films4peace are both disturbing and inspiring, responsive to the reality of our time but they also ask us to be responsible for our actions. PUMA.Peace wishes to contribute to making the world a better place. A world that is safer, more peaceful and more creative. We are honoured that [add your institution name] has joined us in this important initiative.”

Curator Mark Coetzee has invited 21 artists to create 17 new works:

Janet Biggs (USA)
Ergin Cavuşoğlu (Bulgaria)
Magali Charrier (France)
Gregory Crewdson and Costanza Theodoli-Braschi (USA and UK)
Yang Fudong (China)
Tom Gran and Kayleigh Gibbons (UK)
Max Hattler (Germany)
Isaac Julien (UK)
Peterson Kamwathi (Kenya)
Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (Ireland)
Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland)
Michael Nyman (UK)
Noriko Okaku (Japan)
Jacco Olivier (Netherlands)
Bill Porter (UK)
Levi van Veluw (Netherlands)
Hank Willis Thomas and Terence Nance (USA)

In keeping with the spirit of the commission, these films will be gifted to the world, within public domain and screening cost free, as tools for peace. By releasing these short films as broadly as possible, on multiple live and virtual platforms, the aim is to effect positive social change and broaden the discussions around peace globally.

films4peace is organized by Diane Arrieta at MacArthur Campus Library. Contact her at or stop by the front desk.

Through its PUMAVision platform, PUMA is workings towards creating a better world for generations to come, and as a part of this platform, PUMA.Peace is working to inspire and educate individuals around the globe that peace is possible. Through the initiatives of PUMA.Peace, PUMA is providing real and practical expressions of this vision by strategically implementing long-term partnerships, creative initiatives and raising global awareness. For more information, please visit

Monday, August 13, 2012

First exhibition for the Fall season


Student Body Art
Z. McCarthy-Koppisch
September 13- December 14
The photos are from "Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU," a long-term creative collaboration between the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts and Karen Leader, Ph.D., of FAU's Department of Visual Arts and Art History. McCarthy-Koppisch, an FAU alumna, is a photographer and senior designer at FAU Libraries.

Sept 13 from 3:00-5:00pm
in the library gallery.