Art

Ryan Mc Veigh ’13, Nicholas Hepp ’13, and Diana Giulletti ’13 at the intersection of Cattell and High streets as traffic speeds by

July 12, 2013

Students Propose Solutions to Dangerous College Hill Intersection

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Students and College Hill residents agree: The dangerous intersection of Cattell and High streets near the WaWa convenience store crosswalk is a problem. But, what to do about it? Chemical engineering major Diana Giulietti ’13 (Pawcatuck, Conn.) suggested making a “bead” curtain of reflective disks draped over the road as a way to alert drivers to [...]

Eric Von Arx '87

June 4, 2013

Eric Von Arx ’87 Creates Hyperminimalist Sculpture

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By Carrie Havranek Eric Von Arx ’87 is expressing his creativity through temporary installations he calls “momentary sculpture shows”—hyperminimalist sculpture typically just a foot tall. It’s often spontaneous, mostly uninvited, and created with found objects. “I want to capture the moment of inspiration,” says Von Arx, a professional artist. He has placed his artwork where [...]

Lara Maggin ’13 (l-r), Lindsey Dier ’14, Chris McCumber ’89, Melanie Ruderman ’14, and Madeline Laskoski ’13 at USA Network offices in New York City

June 3, 2013

Students Get Backstage Look at USA Network with Chris McCumber ’89

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Madeline Laskoski ’13 (Goshen, N.Y.) knows she wants to work in television. But it’s a big industry, with many distinct skill sets. Laskoski wondered, would production be a better fit for her? Or perhaps sales and marketing? Through a three-day externship in January with Chris McCumber ’89, co-president of USA Network, she got a better [...]

Skillman Library

May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Karina Skvirsky, assistant professor of art

April 29, 2013

Art Professor Karina Skvirsky Featured in Two Exhibitions

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Karina Skvirsky, assistant professor of art, has two exhibits showing this spring in three locations. The Bloomfield Avenue Hotline, a participatory art project featuring audio recordings of residents of Bloomfield and Montclair, New Jersey, is on display in the form of bright yellow British telephone booths at Bloomfield College and the Montclair Art Museum. The [...]

Ross Gay '96

April 24, 2013

Ross Gay ’96 Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

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Poetry is a craft and a spiritual practice, but it is more, says Ross Gay ’96, the recipient of a prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship 2013 for Creative Arts–Poetry. The craft comes in thinking about form, diction, and “fiddling with syntax and line,” and “it’s a close cousin to prayer, no doubt—but it’s also play [...]

Isabel Connolly ’14, l-r, Professor Ida Sinkevic, and Monika Krumova ’13

January 29, 2013

Students Present Research at National Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Last month, Isabel Connolly ’14 (Westport, Conn.), an art major; Monika Krumova ’13 (Sofia, Bulgaria), a film & media studies major; and Michael Viteritto ’13 (North Caldwell, N.J.), a double major in English and theater, presented their research at the Seventh Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Moravian College. Nearly 100 students [...]

Kristine Zeigler '96

January 14, 2013

Kristine Zeigler ’96 Plays Key Role at Nature Conservancy

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 A circuitous path that has included environmental reporting, politics, and fundraising led Kristine Zeigler ’96 back to her native California as director of philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, the largest environmental nonprofit in the country. “It’s a strange journey I never would have imagined prior to college,” says Zeigler, an art graduate [...]

CaPA Scholars

January 7, 2013

CaPA Students Contribute to Vibrancy of Campus Arts Community

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If anyone wonders whether the arts are alive and well in higher education, they need look no further than the College’s Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellowship program. This year, there are 27 students from diverse academic backgrounds pursuing projects that range from writing to studio art to theater to music. “We find an increasingly [...]

Pan (Myotopia) Exhibit

December 11, 2012

Photos and Video: Art Professor Nestor Gil Presents Pan (Myotopia)

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Nestor Armando Gil, assistant professor of art, presented the multimedia installation Pan (Myotopia) this fall in the Williams Visual Arts Building’s Grossman Gallery. The exhibit consisted of hundreds of cement boats with sails of homemade bread arranged across the floor on beds of granulated salt. All the boats were oriented toward a barren land mass [...]