Visit the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine to see the new artwork installed January 10, 2018. The Library entrance portholes feature reproductions of veterinary student artwork from the Spring 2017 Veterinary Illustration Selective VMC 991-29 taught by Dr. Michael K. Stoskopf, Professor of Aquatics, Wildlife, and Zoologic Medicine and of Molecular and Environmental Toxicology.
Veterinary Illustration is a one-week studio course taught at the CVM in April each year. It offers veterinary students the opportunity to hone their observation as well as their drawing and illustration skills with live observations at the Teaching Animal Unit and other locations. Students became familiar with basic drawing and pen and ink techniques with an emphasis on rendering from three dimensional objects, living animals, and photographs from books and journals in the Libraries’ collections. To learn more about the course, and other art and design efforts at the CVM, read the article “Creativity and a Critical Eye” (pg. 7-8) in the NCSU Libraries Focus magazine
Fourteen works highlighting a variety of drawing techniques were selected by a jury of faculty, staff and librarian judges. The seven listed below for Spring 2018 will be on display until July, 2018. Additional drawings from the course are displayed on a rotating basis on the eboard in the Veterinary Medicine Library. You may also view these and other veterinary student drawings in the Hunt Library Immersion Theater.
1. "Fly Across the Sun" -- by Sahar Sheikh-Ahmad (Class of 2020)
2. "Longhorn" -- by Ashlee Melhado (Class of 2019)
3. "Equine Pelvis" -- by Christopher Simkins (Class of 2020)
4. "Sleeping Lion" -- by Victoria Isler (Class of 2020)
5. "Spidey" -- by Christian Kalwa (Class of 2020)
6. "Foal Watch Life Drawings" -- by Alexandra Carlson (Class of 2019)
7. "Carolina on My Mind" (Tree Frog)-- by Susanna Masecar (Class of 2019)
The drawings were scanned by VML Student Assistants, adapted for digital display by Dr. Carol Vreeland, Associate Director of the Veterinary Medicine Library (retired), and prepared for porthole display by John Joyner, Media & Design, College of Veterinary Medicine. Enjoy!