The Arts

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 [...]

Student Ensembles

December 14, 2012

Photo Galleries: Student Ensembles Celebrate the Holidays with Winter Performances

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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. Check out photo galleries from two of the performances. View and [...]

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 [...]

Professor Robert Mattison speaks with guests during a reception for Franz Kline: Coal and Steel at the Allentown Art Museum.

December 7, 2012

Media Features Franz Kline Exhibit Curated by Professor Robert Mattison

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Franz Kline: Coal and Steel, a major exhibit at the Allentown Art Museum curated by Robert S. Mattison, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History, has received significant coverage in the media. Reviews and interviews have appeared in ArtDaily, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Morning Call, WFMZ TV Channel 69 (Lehigh Valley), and WVIA-FM radio (Wilkes-Barre, [...]

Williams Center for the Arts

December 3, 2012

Lafayette Receives NEA Grant to Support Jazz Programming at Williams Center

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Lafayette received a $15,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support up to five jazz performances by award-winning Cuban musicians during the 2013-14 season at the College’s Williams Center for the Arts. The competitive grant will also fund educational outreach activities associated with the performances. Artists under consideration for the “Decoding [...]

Front row, l-r, Conner Woods ’11, Dana Pardini ’12, and Brandi Porter ’13 were part of the first public reading of Professor Michael O’Neill’s (back row) play “Seven Around the Square” this summer at the Royal Theater in New York City.

November 30, 2012

Lafayette Community Helps Theater Director Michael O’Neill Prepare New Play

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In the world of theater, growth equals success, says Michael O’Neill, associate professor of English and director of theater. That’s why he is always looking for new ways to stretch his boundaries as a playwright and director. O’Neill’s newest play, “Seven Around the Square,” got its start in 2005, when he discovered a number of [...]

Taryn Quaytman '16

September 25, 2012

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents Dog Eat Dog

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Lafayette College Theater presented its production of Dog Eat Dog last weekend in the Williams Center for the Arts. Written by Mary Gallagher, the play is a sharp satire of the elite one percent of Americans faced with financial ruin as the national economy slides from recession to depression. Gallagher served as Lafayette’s 2012-13 Closs [...]

Block pARTy

September 18, 2012

Photo Gallery: College Celebrates Creativity at 11th Annual Block pARTy

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Lafayette had a blast over the weekend during the 11th annual Block pARTy. Hosted by the Arts Society and Student Government, the event offered pre-game fun before the football team took on Penn. Dozens of student organizations presented art exhibits, music and dance performances, and interactive arts activities while local restaurants provided food. View and [...]

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September 10, 2012

An Arts Infusion: Lafayette Kicks Off START Initiative

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Lafayette kicked off its multi-year START Project this weekend with faculty workshops and a festival of arts-based displays, performances, and presentations in Anderson Courtyard and Acopian Engineering Center. Funded by an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the initiative will further integrate the performing and visual arts throughout the curriculum and co-curricular activities, [...]

Save Venice

August 13, 2012

College Adds Interdisciplinary Minor in Italian Studies

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With the launch of the new interdisciplinary minor in Italian studies this fall, students on College Hill can make la dolce vita a part of their formal education. Lafayette students have held a longstanding interest in all things Italian. They regularly fill classes focused on Italian history and culture, and the short-term programs to Florence [...]