Al Pounder's Umbria: The Pulse of Place

Wednesday, March 17th 2010 to Tuesday, August 31st 2010

Al Pounders: Umbria, The Pulse of Place is on display in the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library from March 17 through Summer 2010.

The artist is professor emeritus of Purdue University and has been a working artist for over 50 years. Since 1986, he and his wife Loren Olson, also an artist, have spent their summers at their home in Umbria.  During this time Pounders has focused on the Italian landscape as his primary "motif for metaphor" in his painting. 

Nicholas Ukrainiec, the curator, writes, "In these works, a window is opened to our mind and senses that enables us see and smell and feel the vibrant sensations of Umbria, but even more so, in these paintings we catch a glimpse into the inner world of an artist, his vision and his painstaking artistic labors, and they reward our attention. Here, life, and place and art merge to create this beautiful, bold, and emotive exhibition."

A lecture by Al Pounders and  an opening reception in the library is scheduled from 6:00 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 18, 2010. 

The exhibition and lecture is made possible by the Jane Dillenberger Fine Arts Endowment Fund.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours. For more information call 510-649-2500 or visit