Williams Visual Arts Building

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 [...]

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June 12, 2012

Students Combine Art and Engineering to Design Sculpture for Arts Trail

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When Easton residents walk down the Karl Stirner Arts Trail—a mile-and-a-half stretch along the Bushkill Creek connecting the Williams Arts Campus on North Third Street to the proposed Silk Mill arts community on 13th Street—they’ll see a unique sculpture designed by a diverse team of Lafayette students. As Ed Kerns, Klapp Professor of Art, says, [...]

Jim Toia teaches a course in the Williams Visual Arts Building.

October 13, 2011

Jim Toia Explores Wonders of Natural World in Latest Exhibits

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For Jim Toia, director of community-based teaching, there was no “aha” moment when he discovered a passion for art – it was always there. With the living environment as his muse, Toia continually explores and expands human awareness of the natural world. “I am stunned by [nature’s] ability to display unbelievable beauty at one moment [...]

A resident takes a walk on the new Karl Stirner Arts Trail.

August 31, 2011

Three Arts Projects Combine to Bring the Natural and Artistic Beauty of Lafayette and Easton to Life

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The new Karl Stirner Arts Trail wends along the Bushkill Creek, past cascades, towering sycamores, a meadow, and a stone wall that was built as a public works project during the Great Depression.  Named for the renowned sculptor and Easton arts pioneer, the 2.5-mile stretch is set to officially open at the end of September. [...]

College Theater presented the play Ubu Roi at the new Williams Arts Plaza last season.

April 17, 2011

Photo Gallery: College Theater Presents Ubu Roi

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Lafayette College Theater presented the farcical Ubu Roi (King Ubu) last weekend in the open-air arts plaza next to the Williams Visual Arts Building. Ubu Roi, by Alfred Jarry, premiered in France in 1896 and marked the beginning of avant-garde theater and an aesthetic that influenced art movements such as Dada, the surrealists, and the [...]

A still image from the video "Whether" by Mary Magsamen

March 29, 2011

Mary Magsamen Will Be First Third Street Visiting Artist April 4-5

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Video artist Mary Magsamen will be on campus April 4-5 to meet with students and faculty and present a public lecture on her work and creative process. Magsamen will be the first visiting artist in the College’s new Third Street Artist-In-Residence program. Throughout her stay she will visit art classes and hold a critique session [...]

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March 18, 2011

Dedication to the Arts: Lafayette Celebrates Various Forms of Visual Expression through its Four Galleries

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The vibrant arts scene is a big part of campus life at Lafayette. Including the EPI (Experimental Printmaking Institute)/Riley Temple Gallery dedicated earlier this month, the College has four venues focusing on different aspects of visual art from photography to works by local artists and historically underrepresented groups. EPI/Riley Temple Gallery The inaugural exhibit of [...]

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December 17, 2010

Williams Visual Arts Building Provides Hands-On Approach to Learning

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The Williams Visual Arts Building (WVAB) provides students with a hands-on approach to learning made possible by interweaving the art professors’ personal studios with the central teaching areas.  This barrier-free learning environment coupled with state-of-the-art technology allows students to develop close relationships with their mentors while pursuing drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting, digital art, and photography. [...]

The Williams Visual Arts Building will be the anchor for the College's new Williams Arts Campus.

November 19, 2010

Lafayette Calls for Entries in the Art of Urban Environments Festival

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Lafayette and the City of Easton are conducting an international call for entries for outdoor art installations that will be exhibited during the Art of Urban Environments Festival. The College and city received a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host the festival, which will run from April to October 2011. [...]

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November 5, 2010

Off the Wall Printmaking Exhibit Runs through Dec. 18 in the Grossman Gallery

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Off The Wall: Pushing Printmaking’s Boundaries, an exhibit aimed at personifying the creative quest to challenge the limits of traditional printmaking, runs through Dec. 18 at the Grossman Gallery. The exhibit features exciting work by emerging artists, as well as nationally and internationally known artists recognized for their innovative approaches to articulating their unique visions. [...]