Exhibits

New Art Specimens on Display in the Library

Perfect for this time of year, you must come by and visit the latest specimens on display at Briscoe Library. The exhibit, curated by library Special Collections Assistant Melissa DeThorne, is an introduction to the work of artist Carla Yeatts. Carla graduated from the Tom Savini Special Makeup Effects Program in 2017 and since then has been making creature sculptures in her studio in Austin, Texas. She is inspired by classic horror films: Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man and more recent examples, Hellboy, Hellraiser, and Pan’s Labyrinth. You can find her creatures at galleries across the United States and in homes of private collectors.

For more information about Carla, see her website at carlayeattescreatures.com. To meet the artist, plan on attending the artist’s lunch-time reception on October 28th during Student Appreciation Week in the library.

Prints of Carla’s works are available for purchase.

New Library Art Exhibits Coming in October

Don’t miss the two new and very different types of art exhibits that will be on display at the Briscoe Library in October.

The first exhibit entitled Curious Creatures, will feature miniature sculptural works by Austin, Texas artist Carla Yeatts. We are lucky to have some of her wonderful creatures coming for display in the library including our little friend, Hobblesnot. Watch for more creatures to come including the Tooth Fairy!

Local San Antonio artist, Laura Schultz, will also be providing some exciting paper-cut creations for display on the library entry art wall. Shown below is an example of her work entitled Death and the Artist.

New Photography Exhibit Featuring YOU

Briscoe Library’s newest exhibit features 21 black and white photographs of UT Health San Antonio students taken during the 2018 Media Fair by Brandie Jenkins from Creative Media Services. Stop by the 3rd floor of the library to view this exhibit and see if you recognize one of your classmates, or maybe even your own face! Don’t forget to also visit the Reflection Room on the 4th floor to see more photos from this collection.

Nursing Week Art Exhibit

To kick off events at the School of Nursing (SoN) for National Nursing Week, local artist Sarah Castillo will be exhibiting her collage series Remedies for Re(membering) at the SoN beginning on Monday May 1 running through July 1. The theme for Nursing Week this year is Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit. Sarah’s Artist’s Talk on Monday at the SoN (room 1.102 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.) will address how the issue of Hispanic mental health has been an influence on her work.

In conjunction with the SoN exhibit, there will be a related exhibit in the library featuring more details about Sarah and her mother who has recently retired as a nurse.

More information on Sarah as a 2016 NFA grantee can be found here.  The NFA is a national grant program that is open to US-based Latino working artists, ensembles, and Latino arts organizations that demonstrate artistic excellence in pursuit of social justice through the arts. Other works by Sarah can be seen here.

 

Pets of UT Health

Walk into Briscoe Library and you’ll be greeted by a photo collection of furry faces to brighten your day. These happy animals belong to the students, staff, and faculty of UT Health San Antonio. The library’s newest interactive exhibit Pets of UT Health features photos of dogs, cats, and even a baby goat, that the campus has been posting for the last few weeks. Stop by Briscoe Library to share a photo of your own pet! The exhibit will be up through the end of the month.

School of Dentistry Liaison Librarian Greets 330 Area Students at 2017 Science Expo

 

On November 11, Christy Tyson, Liaison to the School of Dentistry, provided outreach services at the 2017 Health Science Expo held at the Holly Auditorium, where there were 330 visitors. The Expo targets area high school students, their teachers, guidance counselors, and parents and seeks to inform them of the exciting aspects of health science librarianship and access points for NIH resources. PubMed and MedlinePlus were two of the resources demonstrated and literature was available for further reference. Christy also provided several hands-on opportunities to those who visited the library’s table, including manipulation of 3D prints of anatomical structures and online VR modules created for current courses offered at UT Health.

 

  

School of Nursing Historical Photographs On Display

Please come take a look at the latest library exhibit!

In honor of the recent National Nurses Week and the 2019 50th Anniversary of the UT Health School of Nursing (SON), a photography exhibit has been installed in the library. The exhibit features photographs from the archives of the Briscoe Library and the SON collection. Note: A number of the photographs discovered in the SON collection while preparing for the 50th Anniversary will become part of the library archival collection making them accessible to a wider audience.

With one exception, all of the photographs on display can generally be identified as circa 1970s and 1980s. Historical photographs often come to library archives unidentified which is the case with some of the photographs on display.  Challenge: However, one photograph is distinctly more recent than the others and we think viewers will be able to tell which it is.

For questions about the library archives, please contact Melissa DeThorne at 210-567-2470 or dethorne@uthscsa.edu.

 

 

Starletta: See the New Exhibit Coming to Briscoe Library

Miguel A. Vazquez, MD – Exploring the Intersection of Art and Medicine/Physician as Artist

“From a young age, I was inexplicably drawn (pun intended) to the sciences. This eventually led to a career in family medicine.  In this career, I have been fortunate to share our human experience by being with families when I would deliver a baby, and, at the other end of the spectrum, offering some comfort during the inevitable time of passing.”

Meet Starletta in October at Briscoe Library – A one of kind skeleton covered in 50,000 Swarovski crystals, created by Dr. Miguel Vazquez.

Student Photo Exhibit Comes to Briscoe Library

Bryant Huang, School of Medicine ’20, has created a photo exhibit that is now currently on display in Briscoe Library’s front entrance. The exhibit, entitled Still Life: Reflections on Hope and Illness, portrays patients from all walks of life with a unique collection of experiences and outlooks. Huang, along with his mentor Dr. Jason Morrow, created this exhibit to allow us to reflect on encounters with individuals who have changed our lives, to remind us to thank those who have helped us along the way, and to encourage us to take time to lend a hand to someone in need.

Each of the photographs in this exhibit is accompanied by a caption that illustrates patients’ hopes, values, and meanings. “These are the patients’ stories, their reflections on life and illness.”

The exhibit will be on display at Briscoe Library for the remainder of June.

Technology Sandbox Coming Soon to the UT Health Briscoe Library

 

The Briscoe Library Technology Sandbox, an area with interactive work spaces and some of the newest technology to enhance medical education, is quickly coming together on the main floor of the library. Comfortable seating, desks, and a large worktable have been installed along with a 75 inch monitor now available for use. Soon, the space will feature a 3-D printer and computers for working with some of the latest 3-D visualization and virtual technology software. The technology will include an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset for students and faculty to interact with anatomy in two new, immersive ways: The Body VR and 3-D Organon VR Anatomy. The Body VR allows the user to travel through the bloodstream to discover how blood cells function and how organelles work together to fight viruses. The 3-D Organon VR Anatomy is described by Oculus as “the world’s first fully-featured virtual reality anatomy atlas.”

Also shown above is a newly installed exhibit in the Sandbox area entitled Transforming Anatomy: Then and Now. The exhibit features materials from the PI Nixon Medical Historical Library illustrating the timeline of the study of anatomy including the original works of Andreas Vesalius considered to be the father of modern anatomy. Come see how far we have come from the original anatomy masters to the latest in technology and software.

Watch for announcements regarding a launch event for the Technology Sandbox. Contact John Weed at WeedJ@uthscsa.edu for more information.