WAAAUB Holds First Ever International Convention: Commitment to AUB and Enhancing Ties among Alumni  
AUBMC Receives US Accreditation
Seven New Members to Join the AUB Board of Trustees
Establishment of the Michael Atiyah Chair in Mathematical Sciences at AUB
AUB Nutrition and Food Science Department Named as WHO Collaborating Center
Academic Excellence Rewarded: AUB's Merit Scholarships
AUB Announces New Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service
Shahe Kazarian's - Reflections of My I (Published by Cadmus Project: 2007)
Faculty Profile: Patrick Lewtas
Professor Mrad Lectures Abroad
Staff Profile: Ramzieh Saad
Essay Competition Honors Arab World's 'Prince of Poets'
Donald Mitchell Examines Control Over City Streets
The Political Consequences of American Romanticism
Juan Cole Points at Failures in United States
Scholar Studies Impact of Terrorism on American Imports
Ambassador Evaluates Role of United Kingdom in the Arab World
A View of Islam in the Eighth Century
The Need for Dialogue Between Religions
Istanbul's Pleasures Revealed
National Identity Without Citizenship?
On-line Workshops Help Train Journalists
Student Artwork Exhibited at Jafet Library
Amulets and Talismans at the AUB Museum
Living with Animals: To Prevent Torture and the Impact of War
Women's Auxiliary Holiday Luncheon
Home of Hope Orphans Tour AUB Medical Center
Italian Opera Recital at Assembly Hall
Strengthening Ukraine and Lebanese Relations with Music
AUB Music Club Concert
From Sufi Chant to Oriental Jazz
AUB Choir and Choral Society Celebrate Christmas
Benefit Christmas Concerts Help Ayadina Center
Red Cross Club Forms Human Ribbon
January 2008 Vol. 9 No. 4

Student Artwork Exhibited at Jafet Library

Art work on display in Jafet Library

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History set up an exhibition of student artwork during the month of December at Jafet Library. Organized by art professors Amal Muraywed and Helen Karam, the show consisted of works produced by the students in their ceramics, painting, and drawing courses.

The intention of the exhibition was three-fold. First, it introduced students to the different art courses offered at AUB, which include ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, and conceptual art. It was important to notice the different mediums of expression and the methods used to create the final artworks. For example, the ceramic pieces were done using an ancient technique known as coiling, which is a basic hand technique that was used before the invention of the wheel.

Second, the show highlighted the distinctions between the different fine arts. Drawing and painting primarily serve an aesthetic purpose. Ceramic pieces, however, can have a functional purpose, while also maintain an aesthetic value. In fact, according to Muraywed, the functional use of ceramics complements its aesthetic value. Another important consideration is that in ceramics "time-management is critical and the process is long." The exhibit illustrated this through the display of both the complete glazed pieces and the semi-complete unglazed pieces.

Finally, the exhibition was aimed at encouraging the development of more exhibition spaces at AUB, which would promote art appreciation and accentuate the aesthetic values of life. "Art is a sincere mirror of what is going on around us," said Muraywed. "When the arts flourish in any culture, this is a positive sign that the culture is a civilized one."