Thursday, September 15, 2011

From the Ground Up: GC Spaces and Places

Photo 1 (above) Earl Grey begins class with an overview of today's mission. From left, Katie, Devon, and Jen discuss their team's progress.
Photo 2 (above) Sarah and Terrell locate information in issues of the Belle of the Blue and the flat files.
Photo 3 (above, from left) Dana and Portia listen in as Katie and Terrell discuss how to develop a context for each of the buildings. Jordan, in the background, is writing object labels.
Photo 4 (above) To locate info on the Cralle Student Center, Earl Grey looks in a copy of the GC College Catalogue from 1964-65.

Students in the Curatorial Studies class have been working on an exhibition devoted to some of GC's buildings. Entitled "From the Ground Up: Georgetown College's Spaces and Places," this show takes a look at the college's buildings and structures -- those that stand and others that have withered away. Items from the college's archives and other primary sources that tell the story of our campus and some of its buildings will be on view. "From the Ground Up" offers a glimpse into the past and aims to connect campus buildings and structures with cherished memories of these spaces and places. Special attention will be given to Rucker Hall (destroyed 1971) and the new Rucker Village (built 2011).

The following art and history majors are involved in the preparation of this exhibition: Jordan Gill, Katie Mann, Sarah McIntosh, Shawn McPeek, Dana Sabato, Jen Stephenson, Devon Stivers, Terrell Taylor, and Portia Watson.

Please join us next Friday, September 23 from 12-2 for a reception in the LRC. Everyone is welcome to attend the 1:00 p.m. Fireside Chat as well. The events are free and open to the public. Photos courtesy of Shawn McPeek (thank you, Birthday Boy!)


Jacob Pankey said...

I hope to come by and see what this year's class has put together.

Earl Grey said...

Well, indeed, come and share your memories of buildings, spaces, and places. We look forward to seeing you!

Cortney Ragene said...

Aww I wish I could be there to see it, the Homecoming show has always been one of my favorite things. It looks like you have a great class, and that they are having fun! Make sure to post some more photos!