In a previous post, I pointed you toward the oil paintings of 4th-year veterinary student Gudrun Gunther, and their exhibition in the Animal Health Library in Wegner Hall. I just think this is so neat, and I appreciate the time and effort Steve Hines and Vicki Croft have taken to add this dimension to our lives here (there are already more exhibits planned). The scientific knowledge and research that is the focus of much of what we are interested in as a profession is vitally important, but it is also very important to balance the scientist and clinician within us with other things that matter to us as individuals. Gudrun sets a good example; I think that if those of us who are able take the time to enjoy the fruits of her talents we will reap benefits in helping achieve our own balance.
In case you missed the previous post, here's another of her paintings. This is her Mom's horse, Archimedes:
These paintings have been on display for the past month. On Friday April 10, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, there will be a reception where you can meet Gudrun. Not only can you ooh and aah over her paintings, you can also wish her well because she will be graduating in about another month.
Please join us; if you do plan to attend please RSVP to Vicki Croft (firstname.lastname@example.org).