In our modern electronic world the future of the written book is uncertain, but UNC Asheville students have been working on a collaborative project in the Classics and Philosophy departments to preserve the information contained in the laboriously handwritten texts of the Middle Ages. This exhibit showcases their work and documents the opportunities this unique research has opened for their academic future in the Humanities. The students studied paleography with Lora Holland in the Classics department and critical text editing on the Henry of Ghent project with Gordon Wilson in philosophy as part of a collaborative project in undergraduate research.
An exhibition of mixed media paintings by Cecilia Frederic, in collaboration with her daughter, Abigail, was on display October 2 - November 1 in the Blowers Gallery. It is a series of art works as the result of the connective participatory experiences between the artist and her daughter Abigail, who was born with a genetic condition called Trisomy 18. This condition causes multiple physical and mental disabilities, including non-verbalization. At birth Abigail's prognosis was a life expectancy of 24 to 48 hours, at the time of the exhibit she was 21 years old. The Jubilation Series is based on Abigail's drawings, and her personal paintings are also included.