Daily Archives: February 27, 2012

Bachelors Beware: It’s Leap Year!


Library Special Collections has numerous leap year postcards.

In the Jackson Gallery at the Kentucky Building, an exhibit of leap year postcards, comic valentines, dance cards, photographs, correspondence and ephemera focuses on American interpretation of leap year customs between 1850 and 1950. Invitations and newspaper accounts depict the concept’s use in 1888 as a focal point for social events.  Curator Sue Lynn McDaniel’s interest in American courtship customs first prompted her to collect and then donate many of the early-twentieth century postcards which evince the humorous way single females and males enjoyed the suggestion that usual courtship etiquette was suspended during leap years.  The exhibit runs through June 2012. For more information on Library Special Collections’ holdings, see: http://wku.pastperfect-online.com/35749cgi/mweb.exe?request=keyword;keyword=leap%20year;dtype=d

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US Bank Celebration of the Arts Award Ceremony


More than 400 artists, family members and friends showed up Friday, February 24 for the US Bank Celebration of the Arts award ceremony and reception kicking off the largest art exhibition in the region. About 190 artists displayed more than 350 works of art in categories of Painting, Watercolor, Ceramics and Glass, Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Works on Paper, and Photography.

Interim Dean Connie Foster welcomed the group and US Bank representative Greg Wassom shared a few words on behalf of US Bank. Kentucky Museum Director Timothy Mullin announced the winners in each of the categories for both amateur and professional levels with Foster and Wassom assisting in award distribution.

Best of Show was awarded to Steve Clay with his sketching of Down the Drain and Jacqui Lubbers received the Purchase Award for her fiber arts A Come Apart.

Photo Album

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