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Ayani Art - Otilia Schimbischi
March 16, 2016

Quilling Art by Otilia Schimbischi will be on display on the library’s second floor December 2, 2015 through March 16, 2016. Otilia Schimbischi is a graduate Social Work student at Southern Adventist University. One of her preferred ways to relax is to do paper quilling. She has done quilling for the past three years and it has become a passion for her. Most of her creations hang on the walls of her family and friends. Mrs. Schimbischi teaches a free quilling class every Thursday at 7pm in Daniels Hall room 203 on the campus of Southern Adventist University. If you would like to know more about the artist or what her quilling tutorials, look for Ayani Art on Google, Facebook, or YouTube. If you are interested in any of the pieces displayed in the library, please contact the artist at or at 201-805-5202.

Alfred Miyagi
March 15, 2016

Stained glass art by Alfred Miyagi will be on display on the library’s first floor December 1, 2015 through March 15, 2016. Alfred Miyagi was born in Arcadia, California, in 1942. He grew up in Denver, Colorado, and graduated from Campion Academy in Loveland, Colorado. Miyagi married Darlene Syverston in 1972 and has two daughters, Reiko Davis and Emiko Miyagi, and two grandchildren. His wife passed away in 2001 as a result of cancer. Miyagi has had a successful career as a vegetarian chef, working for several Seventh-day Adventist institutions. He retired from Southern Adventist University in 2013. He is a resident of Collegedale. Miyagi became interested in stained glass five years ago when a friend of his, a teacher of the stained glass method, asked him if he would be interested in taking a class. He thoroughly enjoyed the class and has been creating pieces ever since. He has sold some pieces and also given many away as gifts to friends and family. His pieces are always greatly received. To purchase any of Mr. Miyagi’s art pieces, please contact him at 240-478-3117 or 423-396-3772, or Reflections Gallery at 423-892-3072.

LIFE magazine display
December 17, 2015

Come and see the McKee Minute display of old LIFE magazines of notable events and people throughout history, on display on the library's main floor now through December 2015.

Heidi Eisele Olson
December 01, 2015

A collection of paintings by Heidi Eisele Olson will be on display on the library's second floor August 31, 2015 through December 1, 2015. Heidi Eisele Olson uses oil as her painting medium, and she strives to create artwork that has meaning to herself and others. She enjoys painting colorful creations on canvas for family and friends. Heidi is the office manager for the Chemistry department at Southern Adventist University.

Cristina Pechero
December 01, 2015

Paintings by Cristina Pechero will be on display on the library's main floor August 31, 2015 through December 1, 2015. Cristina Zanelli Pechero, who has Italian roots, is a native of Argentina. She started painting as a child, taking multiple workshops that nurtured her ability. She prefers creating abstract paintings that express the union of her South American, European, and American cultures. Pechero taught art in Argentina to children with disabilities, allowing them to enrich their minds with artistic perspectives. She has painted over 100 works, some of which have been sold, given away, or donated to charitable causes.

Relief Etchings
August 31, 2015

Relief Etchings, a collection of artwork by Malcom Childers, will be on display on the library’s main floor May through August 2015.

World War I Posters
May 19, 2015

A collection of World War I posters on loan from the History & Political Studies Department will be on display on the library’s main floor February 15 through May 19, 2015.

Art in Poetry Exhibit
May 19, 2015

In honor of National Poetry Month, artists from the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga will showcase a collection of art inspired by poems. This exhibit will be on display March 3 through May 19, 2015 on the library’s second floor. The Civic Arts League, Inc. is a non-profit organization consisting of multi-talented artists and associates. It is dedicated to the stimulation of creative art and the promotion of its cultural and educational interests.

Library Board Game Night
April 30, 2015

Every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., students are invited to come play board games in the library’s instruction lab. Stop by the circulation desk to check out one of our many strategy board games. Titles include Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Bolide, Pandemic, Acquire, Khet 2.0: Laser Game, Carcassonne, Agricola, and Power Grid.  This event does not occur if the library is closed.

Blind Date with a Book
March 02, 2015

All are welcome to participate in Blind Date with a Book. This unique display gives readers a chance to select a wrapped book based on a few characteristics of the work. This display will be up until March 2, 2015.

The Fox
February 28, 2015

The Fox, retold and illustrated by Kathryn L. Grier, is currently on display on the library's second floor.  This work of art will be displayed through Feb. 2015.

Valentine's Day Craft
February 16, 2015

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to create a free handmade Valentine’s Day card for that special someone. The craft area will be available until February 16, 2015 on the library’s main floor.

Book Art
January 31, 2015

A collection of book art on loan from Reflections Gallery is on display on the library's main floor.  These unique pieces will be on display through Jan. 2015.

Art in the Library
December 15, 2014

Who is My Neighbor? painted by Daud Akhriev is currently on display on the library’s second floor. This work of art is on loan from the Samaritan Center through December 15, 2014.

More Art in the Library
December 01, 2014

A collection of Theodore R. Davis drawings depicting the Civil War are on display on the library’s second floor. These prints will be on display through December 2014.

Instagram Challenge
November 28, 2014

All are encouraged to tag pictures taken in the library with #McKeeLibrary on Instagram.  The best two photographers chosen by the library staff will win a $25 iTunes gift card.  Winners will be chosen on Nov. 28.

National Chocolate Day
October 28, 2014

The first 100 students or faculty who check out a book on Tuesday, October 28 will receive a chocolate bar in honor of National Chocolate Day.

Annual Center for the Study of 19th Century America Celebration
October 24, 2014

McKee Library will host the annual Center for the Study of 19th Century America Celebration (formerly known as the Mark Twain Celebration) on Friday, October 24th, at 2pm in the library’s Knowledge Commons on the main floor. This year’s speaker will be Ben Tarnoff, author of The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers who Reinvented American Literature. His presentation is entitled "Mark Twain and the Bohemians of the Far Western Frontier".

Students can earn convocation credit by attending the celebration. Attendees will also be entered into a drawing for signed copies of the author's books and $50 and $25 Village Market gift certificates. The library is happy to once again be part of Alumni Weekend.

 Jose Galvez
Photographer Jose Galvez
October 15, 2014

Photographer Jose Galvez will exhibit his collection Al Norte al Sur: Latino Life in the South on the library’s main floor September 15 through October 15, 2014.

The exhibit features dozens of photographs documenting the life of the Latinos living in the southern United States. For more information on the artist and his work, please visit his website.

He will present for the Latin American Heritage Convocation in the Library’s Knowledge Commons Thursday, October 9 at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Southern Adventist University’s Latin American Club.