St. Thomas’ 9,200-volume Celtic Collection is one of the 10 largest collections of Celtic materials in North America.
This year’s festival opens with reading by internationally acclaimed author Anthony Doerr on Wednesday evening.
Spring is coming early to the university’s gallery; the exhibition features a range of styles and media used to portray plants and flowers.
The exhibition, free and open to the public, can be seen in the Anderson Student Center through March 7, with a reception Saturday, Nov. 9.
Many of the 58 works on display through Jan. 4 are from a private collection donated to the university by its former president, Father Dennis Dease.
The university is the largest purchaser of energy from Xcel Energy’s Windsource, the nation’s largest producer of wind power.
The students selected 26 modern-art pieces from a “teaching collection” of 249 works Dolly Fiterman donated last year to the university.
This year’s festival features five events that will be held in April.
Registrations are due by Friday, April 5.
The exhibition, free and open to the public, runs from Feb. 4 to Aug. 4 with a reception March 14.
The exhibit features 80 works by St. John’s master potter Richard Bresnahan and four of his former apprentices. The opening lecture and reception are Oct. 4.