Renowned artist David Smith featured in gallery showDavid Smith: Two Into Three Dimensions, an exhibition of painting, drawings, relief paintings, and sculpture by the late artist-considered by some to be America's greatest sculptor-was on exhibit in the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery this spring. With works dating from 1932 through 1962, the exhibition gave viewers a rare opportunity to explores the significance of Smith's thorough interest in and pursuit of multiple media throughout his career. Exhibition curator Karen Wilkin, author of David Smith: Two Into Three Dimensions (Grassfield Press, 2000) and David Smith (Abbeville Press, 1987), discussed Smith's work on opening night.
The first exhibition of the 2000-01 season, from August 21 to October 1, will feature photographs of Mexico from the 1920s by Tina Modotti and Edward Weston.
Outdoor swimming pool to be removed, Canyon restoration plannedReed recently learned that the college's outdoor swimming pool has deteriorated to the point where it would require a major financial investment for repair. This, when added to the city's newly designated environmental zone for the canyon, decreased usage of the pool, and the significant amount of staff time and money needed to support it, prompted the college to assess the pool's viability. After much deliberation, the college decided to remove the pool and restore the canyon to a more natural environment.
The original pool construction altered the natural stream channel and disturbed the ecology of the canyon. Recommended plans for restoration include a salmon spawning and hatching area, interpretive areas, reclamation of the original stream channel, and reintroduction of riparian and upland plants.