Mystery, Mischief and Magical Thinking presents a fanciful portrait of Carleton College. From its miraculous beginnings Carls have shown themselves to be curious, inspired thinkers. Exhibits and interventions within the Library explore distinctions between rational thought and the power of imagination, bringing a new perspective to the Archive.

Holly Streekstra is a sculptor and installation artist who employs multiple modes and forms of expression in order to investigate our inner subjective states and psychic vulnerability in the contemporary world. She is especially interested in raising questions regarding our accepted notions and reactions, our choice to suspend disbelief, and our capacity for doubt.

Jun 22

The Shiny Penny: Distracted Works by Danny Saathoff

An exhibition of work by Instructor in Art Danny Saathoff.

Monday, June 22nd, 2020



As both and artist and educator, I often find myself distracted by new processes and avenues of exploration. This leads me down the rabbit hole of YouTube and internet searches, followed by hours of actual experimentation, some successful and some not. My main areas of artistic expression are contemporary jewelry design and sculpture; however, my curiosity has led me to the fabrication of such item as kitchen utensils, light fixtures, and watercolor/pen and ink drawing.

Of course, these distractions fall within the realm of a broad artistic practice, but they have also led to wonderful opportunities for education. I’ll see someone doing something marginally related to my core work, but if I can learn a new skill well enough to pass it along, I’ll find a way to do it.

Drawing is at the heart of any arts practice, and not something I do enough. But I make the time in the summer months to do some observational watercolor and pen and ink journaling of landscapes from my travels and this is the first time I’ve shown these to the public.

Artists, at their very core, are curious by nature, and this is why we should never stop learning or be afraid to fail at something new.


-Danny Saathoff

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