The Arts

Winter Concert

December 12, 2013

Photo Gallery: Student Ensembles Present Winter Concerts

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The Music Department celebrated the holidays with winter concerts by its student ensembles. Students from any major can perform in a variety of ensembles including Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Marquis Consort, and Percussion Ensemble. These are images from a joint Percussion Ensemble and Concert Choir [...]

Student Write-a-Thon

November 5, 2013

Students Get Inspired at Annual Write-A-Thon

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Ernest Hemingway purportedly bragged that he could write a story in six words. At Lafayette’s annual Write-a-Thon, students were given a little more leeway and asked to write a memoir in eight. Among 30 entries, film and media studies major Mara Natale ’16 (New Providence, N.J.) took first place with “I [...]

An audience volunteer is consoled by Marcus Vilmé ’17 as Mitch Mahoney

October 30, 2013

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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College Theater presented its production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Oct. 2-5 in the Williams Center for the Arts Black Box Theater. The interactive musical calls upon audience members to come up on stage and compete with the cast as guest spellers vying for the championship of a lifetime. The production was [...]

Music Professor Anthony Cummings teaches a course in the Williams Center.

October 30, 2013

Prof. Anthony Cummings Receives American Philosophical Society Award for Nino Pirrotta Biography

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The American Philosophical Society has awarded Anthony Cummings, professor of music and coordinator of Italian studies, its 2013 John Frederick Lewis Award for his book Nino Pirrotta: An Intellectual Biography. The award recognizes the best book published by the society during the award year. Cummings will accept the award in November at the society’s annual [...]

Robert Mattison

October 3, 2013

Professor Robert Mattison Writes Catalog for Painter Bill Scott’s New York Exhibit

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Robert S. Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History, has written an exhibition catalog for Philadelphia artist Bill Scott’s exhibit In Arcadia, which opens 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Hollis Taggart Galleries in New York City. View the catalog and exhibit Comprised of 20 paintings, the show runs until Saturday, Nov. 2, at the [...]

Luis Aviles '17 looks at the origami artwork.

October 1, 2013

Photo Gallery: START Initiative Steams Forward

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Earlier this month on the Quad, Lafayette kicked-off STEAM!, a semester-long celebration of origami and its applications in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The event featured performances by the Kathy Kroll Dance and Paper Theatre and Lafayette Dance Company, the construction of an origami kayak, and a display where students could fold their own [...]

Mary Jo Lodge

August 20, 2013

Prof. Mary Jo Lodge Receives Fulbright Fellowship to Lecture and Conduct Research in London

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Mary Jo Lodge, associate professor of English (theater), has received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to lecture at the University of Roehampton in London and to conduct research on musical theater theory and structure for her book project during the fall semester. On leave the entire academic year, Lodge will spend the spring semester in New [...]

Briana Howard '14, l-r, Elisabeth Day '14, Will Rockafellow '14, and Mark Tajzler '14 in the grand gallery of French painting at the Louvre in Paris

August 20, 2013

Rothkopf Scholars Retrace Famous Artists’ Footsteps in France

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Elisabeth Day ’14 (Greenwich, Conn.) tried to play it cool in Paris, but there were moments when she just couldn’t help herself. She audibly gasped before some of the world’s most famous paintings and monuments. Day spent two weeks this summer studying the art and culture of France through the College’s Rothkopf Scholars program along [...]

Elizabeth Lucy '13 describes her photo project.

July 25, 2013

Photo Gallery: Art Students Critiqued by International Photographer

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Experimental photographer Anne Arden McDonald served as the Third Street Artist-In-Residence in April. While on campus, she presented a talk on her work, held an exhibit in the Williams Visual Arts Building, and met with advanced art students, including members of the Photography III class taught by Karina Skvirsky, assistant professor of art. View and [...]

Ahart Family Arts Plaza

June 11, 2013

Ahart Family Arts Plaza Dedicated during Reunion Weekend

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The Ahart Family Arts Plaza, located between the Williams Visual Arts Building and the future home of Lafayette’s theater program on North Third Street, was dedicated June 8 during Reunion. The plaza is named in honor of Edward W. Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees, and Catherine Ahart P’97 ’03 in recognition of [...]