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‘Trauma of War’ Mask Exhibit, Luncheon, and Speaker on Nov. 20

A photo exhibit titled “Unmasking the Trauma of War” will soon be on display at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s (HS/HSL) Weise Gallery featuring masks that were created by military service members participating in art therapy sessions at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda, Md.

The masks explore the themes of patriotism, duality of self, and the physical and psychological pain so often experienced by our military service members.

A luncheon to kick off the exhibit featuring guest speaker Melissa Walker, MA, ATR, an art therapist and the Healing Arts Program Coordinator at NICoE, will be held Nov. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Gladhill Board Room on the fifth floor of the HS/HSL. Walker will discuss the masks and show several of them at the luncheon. For more information, click here.

To attend this event, please RSVP to events@hshsl.umaryland.edu. Seating is limited.

Everly Brown Clinical Care, Community Service, Education, PeopleNovember 10, 20170 comments
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Brady Art Exhibit Has Gala Opening

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) was honored to have Francine Brady’s art exhibit open on Aug. 14 at the Weise Gallery in the Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

This captivating exhibit is sponsored by UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture. Students, faculty, and staff attended the opening along with other artists and guests, including Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan, honorary chair of UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture. She and UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, hosted the art exhibit opening.

Brady, a resident of Frederick, Md., since 1999, describes her artwork as contemporary, narrative, and symbolic. She prefers that each person who views her art interpret the pieces instead of her providing an interpretation for them.

Her artwork covers a wide range of subjects and textures. Her current work mostly focuses on drawings and acrylic paintings. Unique, vibrant, and expressive are just a few of the words used to describe Brady’s art.

Every visitor to her exhibit at the Weise Gallery is sure to find a piece of interest. Be sure to stop by before the exhibit closes on Oct. 1.

Read more about UMB’s Council for the Arts & Culture. See more pictures from the event.

— By Sonya Evans

Sonya Evans Community Service, Education, People, UMB News, University LifeAugust 29, 20170 comments
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Student in a Comfortable New Chair

HS/HSL’s New Comfy Chairs Roll In

The Library Genie was able to fulfill a request from the 2015 survey for more comfortable seating. These beauties are soft and cushy and covered in solid blue leatherette. Each has a silver handle on the back and rear wheels to easily move them to your spot of choice. We’ve found that students are already using them for study and group chats. We will soon be positioning them around the floors where needed.

What do you think?

Everly Brown Education, People, University LifeJanuary 10, 20170 comments
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School of Social Work Flower Exhibit

HS/HSL Gallery Exhibit

The flower images in this exhibit were created by nine artists from UMB’s School of Social Work to celebrate the beauty of life.

According to Julie Gilliam, senior instructional technology specialist at the School of Social Work, “There is a misperception that social workers do not embrace technology. This is simply untrue, social workers adopt technology when it is accessible, efficient, empowering, and portable.”

The artists in this exhibit used technology to demonstrate their idea of blossoming. The artworks were predominately created with smartphones with some using visual textures produced by a mobile application.

The exhibit will be displayed in the HS/HSL Weise Gallery from May 16 through June 17, 2016.

Everly BrownBulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, People, Technology, University LifeMay 17, 20160 comments
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Shakespeare Exhibit at HS/HSL

Shakespeare Exhibit Now at HS/HSL

An exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine and the Folger Shakespeare Library will be displayed in the HS/HSL Weise Gallery now through May 14, 2016.

“And there’s the humor of it”: Shakespeare and the Four Humors explores the role played by the four humors in several of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays through beautiful imagery and rare books from both the National Library of Medicine and the Folger Shakespeare Library, and examines more modern interpretations of the four humors in contemporary medicine.

Ryan HarrisBulletin Board, Education, People, Research, UMB News, University LifeApril 7, 20161 comment
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HS/HSL Opening Reception: ‘The Human Figure, Anatomical Drawings’

Please join the HS/HSL for its opening reception for Joseph Sheppard’s exhibit, “The Human Figure, Anatomical Drawings.” The reception will take place Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Weise Gallery. Please RSVP to events@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Artist and sculptor Joseph Sheppard’s current exhibit “The Human Figure, Anatomical Drawings” will be on display now through March 31, 2016 in the Frieda O. Weise Gallery on the first floor of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. On display for the first time, the exhibit features detailed drawings of anatomy found in several of his published books. His work, deeply rooted in realism, captures the detail and beauty in the human figure.

Joseph Sheppard’s work can be found all over the world. He is an artist and sculptor who attended and taught at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He has been creating works since before the 1950s, spending part of his year in Italy and the other part here in Baltimore.

Some of his work found locally includes the Brooks Robinson statue in the plaza at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Holocaust Memorial, and the statue of Pope John Paul II with Two Children at the Basilica of the Assumption. Sheppard’s painting called Vesalius, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rosenberg, Jr. depicting the first human autopsy, is on display outside of the Administrative Offices on the 5th floor of the HS/HSL.

Both his paintings and sculptures can be found at the Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard, a gallery dedicated to his work at the University of Maryland, University College. The gallery hosts a wide range of his work including detailed oil paintings and a large number of commanding statues.

Other notable works created by Sheppard include commissioned portraits of past and current political and religious figures including President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, Barbara Mikulski, Mayor and Governor William Donald Schaefer, Pope Benedict XVI, and Cardinal William Keeler.

This year, Joseph Sheppard was honored with the 2015 Sport Artist of the Year Award for “capturing the spirit and life of sport” by the United States Sports Academy. He also was honored by the Tuscan American Association for creating bridges between Tuscany (Italy) and the United States in the world of art.

Additional information about Sheppard’s work can be found at www.josephsheppard.com.

Ryan Harris Education, For B'more, People, University LifeNovember 17, 20150 comments
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Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection at the HS/HSL

Please join us on Sept. 30 at 11:30 a.m. for our “Lecture and Lunch” event in support of our current exhibit, “The Zwerdling Postcard Collection: Pictures of Nursing.” Jiwon Kim and Dan Caughey, exhibit educators from the National Library of Medicine, will be speaking. The luncheon will be followed by a tour of the exhibit.

Seating is limited!


“Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection” is on display now until Oct. 10.

Exploring a unique archive of 2,588 postcards and over 100 years of images of nurses and the nursing profession from around the world, the exhibit investigates the hold these images exert on the public imagination—then and now.

Julia PellegriniEducation, People, Research, University LifeSeptember 28, 20150 comments
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Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg Speaks at HS/HSL

“Understanding Health and Illness Is Not Information Retrieval”

Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, was the motivating force for the Native Voices exhibit. His vision and passion led him to travel to tribal communities throughout the United States to hear and experience native healing.

Come hear Lindberg talk about the concept for the exhibit, the process for gathering information and engaging with native healers, and the dedication of the healing totem pole, carved in the Pacific Northwest that traveled across the US to reside at the National Library of Medicine.

Monday, May 4, 2015  |  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  |  HS/HSL Gladhill Board Room, 5th Floor

A light lunch will be served with dessert in the exhibit space. There is no charge. Reserve your space today!

Michael MartinoEducation, University LifeApril 30, 20150 comments
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Weise Gallery Photo Exhibit Extended Through February

Winning entries in Snap! — the University’s photo contest — are now on display until the end of February in the Frieda O. Weise Gallery at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library. The closing date for the exhibit was extended from Jan. 31.

The photos, along with honorable mentions, also can be seen at the Snap! website.

About the Contest

The contest, which was conducted in the fall and attracted nearly 200 entries, was open to faculty, staff, and students. Photos were accepted in two broad categories — The University and Baltimore and Beyond — and they could be high or low resolution, allowing entries taken with regular cameras or with cell phones.

A Variety of Subject Matter

The photos at the Weise Gallery show a wide variety of subject matter and photographic techniques. Contest entries on display include a backlit, black and white photo of a pregnant mother and her young child, taken by Sara Menso, MBA, business analyst at the School of Medicine; a close-up of a butterfly shot by Tara Byrd, an assistant director at the School of Social Work; and “Hello Baltimore!” — a photo taken through the window of an airplane by Graduate School student Patience Moyo.

Check out the library and gallery hours.

Ronald HubeUMB News, University LifeFebruary 5, 20150 comments
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Community Art Expo

Community Partner Art Expo

To celebrate the success of this year’s Club UMB Maryland Science Olympiad team from Southwest Baltimore Charter School (SWBC) and to raise funds for next year’s team, CLUB UMB and the University are sponsoring the Sixth Annual Community Partner Art Expo.

Artwork from students and faculty at SWBC will be on view in the Weise Gallery (first floor of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library) until May 27. Bidding will be available until that time as well.

The theme this year is Cupcakes! Artwork ranges from galaxy cupcakes and dancing cupcakes to sports-themed cupcakes.

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend, view the art, and bid on their favorite pieces.

This is the major fundraiser that allows our middle school students to compete in next year’s Maryland Science Olympiad. Proceeds fund their participation for the coming year by supporting all fees and materials required. Our team won third place in Baltimore City this year – next year, we hope to do even more with the proceeds from this art expo.

Meet the artists at the closing reception – Tuesday, May 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join us!

If you’d like to support the team but are not available to attend the closing exhibit, you may visit the exhibit between now and Tuesday, May 27, and place your bid on your favorite piece of art. If your bid wins, we will contact you immediately following the closing reception.

Brian SturdivantCollaboration, Contests, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB News, University LifeMay 19, 20141 comment
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‘WHACK’ed’ Reception and Lecture

Visit the Weise Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Health Science and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) on Sept. 23, for a lecture and lunch reception in honor of the current exhibit WHACK’ed…and then everything was different.

Featured artist, and former journalist, Eliette Markhbein uses her art to recreate the experience of her healing brain after sustaining traumatic brain injuries from being hit by a car while riding her bike.

She translates what she has experienced by deconstructing the healing process and dividing it into three artistic stages: being fractured, reassembled, and becoming whole again.

Selections of her work will be on display at the Weise Gallery at the HS/HSL until Oct. 9.

For more information on the Markhbein, click here.

Michael MartinoBulletin Board, UMB News, University LifeSeptember 20, 20130 comments
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Gabrielle Giffords


After a successful 25-year career as a magazine journalist covering culture and art, Eliette Markbein had a moment that changed everything. In 2004, while riding a bike in New York City, she was struck by a speeding car. The spine and traumatic brain injury (TBI) she suffered impaired her speech and memory. During her rehabilitation, Markbein discovered that art eased her pain. “My mind functioned seamlessly while I was doing art,” she says.

Markbein’s exhibit, WHACK’ed…and then everything was different, features portraits of others with traumatic brain injuries, many of them famous. Her technique is intended to parallel the TBI experience. First, she draws the portrait in charcoal, and then cuts the portrait into squares. Finally, the squares are affixed to canvas, the unevenness reflecting the survivor’s own uneven senses and perceptions. A demonstration of her process can be seen in the making of the Keith Richards portrait.

In the artist’s description of her self-portrait, she says, “I started working on my self-portrait four years after my accident. Yet uncertain of my new identity and my chances of reclaiming a place in society I unconsciously illustrated this by cropping half of my face.” This self-portrait was the starting point for the series of portraits that followed and the experimental technique for the drawing/cutting/pasting method used in the series, a silent testimony to what Markbein calls the 3 phases of TBI: fractured/reassembled/whole. Each portrait represents 150 – 200 hours of work and it took three years to complete the series.

Markbein says the pursuit of her art is more than a therapeutic journey; it’s an effort to raise awareness about traumatic brain injuries and show examples of survivors who have gone on to lead full and productive lives. Some well-known survivors included in the exhibit are former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards and actor George Clooney. Each portrait is accompanied by an explanation of the survivor’s experience – trauma, recovery and lasting impact.

Another motivation for Markbein’s work is the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. While painting her “WHACK’ed” series, she became aware of the high incidence of traumatic brain injuries among returning service members. Markbein says she became focused on the need for education about TBI symptoms and treatment, not just for survivors, but for their families and society as well. She determined that WHACK’ed…and then everything was different would travel the country, sparking discussions and providing hope and understanding for survivors.

CNN health reporter, Sanjay Gupta, MD, hosted a special report on Eliette Markbein’s work: Human Factor and the healing power of art.

More information about Eliette Markbein can be found here.

The exhibit is being brought to the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) by a partnership with the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The exhibit will be on display at the Library’s Weise Gallery from Aug. 23 through Oct. 9. For directions, see our map and directions. You may also take the Charm City Circulator or MTA light rail.

For more information, contact HS/HSL Executive Director M. J. Tooey at mjtooey@hshsl.umaryland.edu or 410-706-7545, or Associate Director for Operations and Technology Aphrodite Bodycomb at abodycomb@hshsl.umaryland.edu or 410-706-8853.

For the photo gallery, click here.

Alex LikowskiFor B'more, UMB News, University LifeAugust 22, 20131 comment
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WHACK’ed Gallery

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Eliette Markbein demonstrates the making of WHACK’ed…and then everything was different, which features portraits of others with traumatic brain injuries, many of them famous such as Keith Richards, George Clooney, and Gabrielle Giffords.


The ElmFor B'more, UMB News, University LifeAugust 21, 20131 comment
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