The final program in this year’s The Friends of the Madden Library’s season, themed Technology and Culture: Progress or Peril, will feature two artists, Janice Ledgerwood and Terry Hayden, exploring whether the visual arts have benefited from – or fallen victim to – technological changes. The “Technology and Human Expression: The arts in the digital age” discussion will take place 6:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, May 3 in the Henry Madden Library, south wing, room 2206. The opening reception from 6:00-6:30 p.m. will be held in the library’s north wing.

Graphic artist, Janice Ledgerwood, has been the digital media instructor at Reedley College since 2005. She combines computer technology with traditional art media and has shown her work in numerous group and individual exhibitions. Believing art to be a vehicle for social change, as well as for individual expression, Ledgerwood is currently working on a time-based media project that explores California’s diversity.

Terry Hayden has been involved in commercial, graphic arts, and fine art photography for more than thirty years. He has taught photography, established a technical photographic application firm, and created fine art work featured in private and public collections across the country. While his work is based on the tradition of black and white analog large format landscape photography, currently he is exploring the latest in digital image capture.

This event is free and open to the public although reservations are required by May 1. Parking is also free for this event. Please RSVP to 559.278.5790 or

The Friends of the Madden Library is a non-profit organization established to support, promote, and raise funds for the programs and collections at Fresno State’s library.

Meetings are accessible to the physically handicapped. A sign-language interpreter will be provided upon advance request. For more information call 559.278.5790.

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