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December 4, 2017: Moving in!

Man and woman wearing Norwegian sweaters in front of wall of donor names
Mike ’71 and Ann Good tour the Hagfors Center during Velkommen Jul. Mike’s leadership as campaign chair was key to our success in funding the Hagfors Center.

This week, the first set of offices are scheduled for moving into the Hagfors Center. (The second set is next week.) Below are highlights of additional installations this past week:

Flexible classroom doors. Crews have begun to install the operable doors on the flexible classroom adjacent to the main lobby. The doors allow the space to be closed off for class sessions or opened up to allow open traffic flow between the lobby and the flexible space.

Doors closed along main wall of flexible classroom
The operable doors allow the flexible classroom space to be closed off for class r meetings, or open for events.

Art installations. Two more art installations were completed last week. See images of the art installations below and information about the artists, below. For more details about the Hagfors Center art projects, see the Art & Identity web site.


[1] Tapestry. This piece, installed in the Psychology Department is by Lynn Bollman ’67, a local artist/printmaker who has taught art for all of his professional career – at Augsburg and at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Bollman has received local, national, and international recognition for his art, and he continues to develop his art as a co-op member at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. He works primarily with the technique of relief printmaking and has particular interest in pushing the boundaries of what constitutes a print.

Image of multi-material art piece
Lynn Bollman ’67
Relief​ ​printing​ ​with​ ​oil-based​ ​ink​ ​on​ ​Tyvek,​ ​woven​ ​and​ ​strengthened​ ​with​ ​breaded​ ​fish line,​ ​printed​ ​with​ ​stencils,​ ​laser​ ​cut​ ​relief​ ​matrix,​ ​and​ ​rubber​ ​stamps
Reissenweber in front of Tapestry art piece
Sincere thanks to Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer Beth Reissenweber for sponsoring this new art work!

[2] Observation. See artwork and video about the artist, below.

Painting of greenery and words
Close up of art by Tiit Raid
Casual learning area with benches and installed painting
The Observation art work is installed between the Religion and Mathematics and Statistics departments.