The opening this year of a small art gallery on the third floor of Seeley G. Mudd Library has been a boon to student artists on our campus, enabling more of their work to be showcased. The Mudd Gallery opened an exhibit Thursday featuring the work of several current students and alumni. The exhibit, aptly titled “Past and Present Particle,” will feature photographs, paintings, sculptures, prints, and ceramics, and is part of the inaugural celebration of President Jill Beck. Assistant Professor of Art Rob Neilson said, “The title of the exhibition refers to the fact that this is a show with past and present students representing Lawrence University’s celebrated history and its bright future… also, it is meant to suggest that the time spent here at Lawrence is a small but fundamental part of one’s life.” “Past and Present Particle” was curated by Sarah Bowen ’01, owner of the Sarah Bowen Gallery in Williamsburg, an artsy neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The exhibit features the work of six current students and eight alumni who graduated between 1956 and 2004. Lawrence student Danielle Dahlke, whose work will be a featured in the exhibit, said, “[the exhibition] is mostly alumni work, which will be interesting to see, especially if they are older and well into their careers.” In addition, Lawrence will purchase two pieces, one by a student and one by an alumnus. “Past and Present Particle” will be open May 5-22.