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Following the completion of a successful first year of Fellowships, the Lloyd Library and Museum was pleased to offer a new round of Fellowships for the 2014/15 Academic Year. This endeavor serves to highlight Cincinnati as a destination for research, because this locally little-known library has patrons from around the world and holds materials that are not often available elsewhere, either in the United States or beyond, that are invaluable in reconstructing our American past, in inspiring new artistic works, and forwarding downtown Cincinnati’s mission to provide cultural enrichment for Cincinnatians and the world.
The Library received many qualified applications for the Curtis Gates Lloyd Fellowship on a variety of fascinating topics. From this pool of proposals, three were selected as being particularly worthy by submitting proposals that make excellent use of the Lloyd's varied collections both from academic and artistic aspects. Recipients are both locally and nationally based, working on a wide-range of projects:
Abby Artemisia, Botanist, University of Miami graduate (2013): Artemisia will be examining the Elizabeth Brockschlager archival collection, creating a database of plants listed by Brockschlager, a botanist and consultant for the creation of the Edge of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County, Ohio, from her trips to Adams County. Artemisia will then visit Edge of Appalachia on several occasions and compare the ca 1970s lists with what is there now to assess environmental health and development of the area. A database of her work will be available through the Lloyd.
Allison Rae Smith, MFA Candidate, University of Cincinnati: Smith will be researching the depiction of historic "Wunderkammer,"or curiosity cabinets that individuals would use to display what were considered especially exotic objects and which were most popular in the 16th century in Europe. Using the Lloyd's vast historic scientific literature, Smith will then produce her own series of Wunderkammer, which will then be on display at the Lloyd as part of an art exhibition based on Smith's research.
Sasha M. White, Artist, Eugene Oregon: In 2008, White completed an internship at the United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary in Miegs County, Ohio, getting her first real introduction to Appalachian medicinal plants. At that time she also learned of an odd botanical relationship between Appalachian plants and similar plants in Eastern Asia. White will be studying these two separate, but related, ecosystems, and then create a handmade artists' book documenting, in an artistic way, that research, and exploring how these two disparate ecosystems are seemingly so related.
Fellows will be expected to deliver a brief lecture concerning their findings. Artists will also be expected to exhibit their artistic works resulting from this research. Dates and times will be announced at a later time.
For more complete bios and descriptions of proposed Fellowship projects, click here.
Winter has certainily had a grip on the Tri-State area this year. We're all ready to get outside and enjoy some good weather for a change. Join the Lloyd Library and Museum's Outreach Coordinator, Anna Heran, and Botanist/Herbalist Abby Artemisia on April 26, 2014, from 10:30-12:30 as we explore the hiking trails at the Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Crittenden, Kentucky. We will venture into an amazing old-growth forest, once owned by Curtis Gate Lloyd and now part of the Kentucky Wildlife Management system, and identify (and sample) the medicinal and edible plants that we find.
Registration and prepayment REQUIRED. No refunds available unless the Lloyd is cancels the event. Clubhouse at the WMA will be available for restroom use and if you want to bring a packed lunch for after the walk. Appropriate for all ages, but hiking trails are potentially challenging.
For more information about and directions to the CGL WMA, click here
Register below or contact Anna Heran at the Lloyd to register over the phone (513-721-3707)
The Lloyd Library is pleased to announce its upcoming new exhibition, "The Emerald Tablet," a solo art show by Ken Henson, the first Curtis G. Lloyd Art Fellow (at right). The show features several new works by Henson, an Art Academy of Cincinnati professor, on the theme of alchemy and astral projection. Henson's body of work is driven by his interests in magic and mysticism, of which alchemy is a part.
One of the hallmarks of the Lloyd collection is its great diversity of topics all centered on science. Ken Henson, a 2013-14 Curtis G. Lloyd Fellow, spent the summer researching alchemy texts in the Lloyd collection, of which there are many. Henson, already driven by his interests in magic and mysticism, was fascinated by these texts and has created several new artworks based on his experiences with these rare volumes.
Don't miss this amazing opportunity to see these fantastic new artworks, learn, through accompanying texts and the sources he used, how Henson's research experiences fueled the creation of these unique, new pieces.
Plus! This is the public debut of Henson's new alchemical treatise, "Alchemy and Astral Projection: Ecstatic Trance in the Hermetic Tradition," also the result of Henson's research at the Lloyd. The Treatise will be on display throughout the show. To learn more about Ken, visit his website: http://www.artistkenhenson.com/
At left, "Mortificatio," Ken Henson, 30x40", acrylic on canvas
The show promises to be otherworldly!
If you can't get away this winter, this might be the perfect staycation!
The application instructions for the Curtis Gates Lloyd Research Fellowship are now available. The Fellowship, which can last from 1 to 3 months, provides funds for researchers to conduct research at the Lloyd in any of its wide topic areas, including but not limited to: Medicinal Botany, Organic/Botanical Chemistry, Natural History, Early Travel and Exploration, Ethnobotany, History of Science/Medicine/Pharmacy, Visual Arts, and Cultural/Ethnic/Social History. The Fellowship stipend is for $2,500.00/month for the duration of the Fellowship. To read the list of full application requirements, download the announcement.
The Lloyd Library and Museum is pleased to announce the availability of a Learning and Service Scholarship. Graduate students in library science and graduate and senior level students in history are eligible. The award is $500 per term and requires 15 hours per month of service (for the duration of the term) during which time recipients will receive hands-on training and experience in areas of either library or archives practice and theory in a special library setting. To read more about this opportunity and how to apply, download this informational flyer.