Senior Ceramic Work Purchased by The Ames Library
May 26, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - For the tenth year in a row, The Ames Library has purchased a
work of art from an Illinois Wesleyan graduating senior art student. Selected this
year was the artwork of Kristy White of Dubuque, Iowa. White, an art major, is also
the former captain of the women's volleyball team.
According to Bob Delvin, fine arts librarian and associate professor, the art is purchased
“to spruce up the library and support our students.”
White's pieces, three ceramic “pots,” entitled “Three Vessels: Ceramics,” will be
displayed on the first floor of the library until next year's purchase when the works
will be permanently relocated the second floor.
Each year, Delvin and Sue Stroyan, university librarian and professor, select the
piece that the library will purchase. They attend a pre-showing at the University's
Merwin and Wakeley Galleries and receive input from the School of Art professors before
making their final decision. Past selections have included oil on canvas, prints,
Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181