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Wesley College to Display Artwork of Former Delaware Resident


Pictured (left to right): Wesley College President William N. Johnston, artist Amy Spaans Brooks, Wesley College Director of Parker Library Jessica Olin and Wesley College Physical Plant Director Rick Richardson

Fluttering high overhead in the Parker Library, greeting the Wesley College students as they return to the books, are 75 glass butterflies of various sizes, shapes, colors and styles.  Created by NJ based artist, Amy Spaans Brooks, a 1992 graduate of the University of Delaware, the exhibit is titled, “Transformations.” The butterflies, which Brooks says signify “the changes we go through as we travel through life,” will be on display from September 6, 2013 through the end of the year.

The symbolism, a caterpillar changing into a butterfly, resonates with people for many different reasons.   “I hope the exhibit will strike a chord with the students who are entering a period of significant change as they transition into a new phase of their lives,” said Brooks.   

The exhibit is open to the public during the regular hours of the Parker Library:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. - Midnight.

“We are always looking for ways to encourage our students to explore new mediums, so anytime we are able to showcase an artists’ talents and we feel it’s an important opportunity,” said Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston.

Brooks is the owner of Paradise Custom Glass in Metuchen, NJ.  She creates traditional stained glass windows for residences and businesses as well as custom fused pieces for customers across the country.