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Jim Toia (left) works with Ritesh Maharjan '13 in the Williams Visual Arts Building.

October 14, 2010

Ritesh Maharjan ’13 Has a Passion for Engineering and Art

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Ritesh Maharjan ’13 (Kathmandu, Nepal) spent a good part of his summer designing and building a waterfall, picking mushrooms, framing drawings, figuring out the best way to get plants to grow from a giant wire grid on a brick wall, and researching irrigation systems. The eclectic tasks, part of his collaborative work as an EXCEL [...]

Jim Toia (left) works with Ritesh Maharjan '13 in the Williams Visual Arts Building.

September 17, 2010

Professor Jim Toia’s Artwork Featured in New York City and New Jersey Exhibitions

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Artwork by Jim Toia, director of the Community-Based Teaching program, is featured in two major exhibitions. Islands is a solo exhibition running through Oct. 16 at the Kim Foster Gallery in New York City. His multimedia installation Dissolving Gardens runs through Nov. 13 as part of the 2010 WLCM BCK SHOW at the Mason Gross [...]

Lew Minter

September 16, 2010

Lew Minter Recognized for Digital Artwork in Romania

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Lew Minter works with art major Sydney Peyser ’10 on a project in the Williams Center Gallery. Lew Minter’s Spirits of the Woods 5.3.10 received second distinction honors at this year’s Intercontinental Biennial of Small Graphic sponsored by the InterArt Foundation in Aiud, Romania. The honor placed Minter, who called the award “a total surprise,” [...]

Turing by John O'Connor

September 8, 2010

Drawing Systems Exhibit Runs in the Grossman Gallery through Oct. 23

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Artists often use drawings as studies for paintings and sculpture, but drawings can also stand on their own. Guest curator Susan Swenson has selected the work of 12 artists for Drawing Systems: A Group Exhibition of Drawings running through Oct. 23 in the Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery. Swenson, editor and publisher of [...]

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August 19, 2010

Students and Faculty Combine Art, Biology, Neuroscience, and Computer Science for Complex, Beautiful Artworks

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Studying art at Lafayette is a lot like training for a triathlon, where not only do you have to run, you also swim and bike, and physical talent isn’t enough to guarantee a finish. Both your head and heart have to be in the game if you truly want to soar. Take for example an [...]

Jack Fedak

July 12, 2010

The Fine Art of Photography

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Through class work and shooting assignments, students in the Digital Photography course learn the ins and outs of successfully composing a fine art photograph by exploring genres such as landscape, street photography, portraiture, the body in photography, and documentary photography. Taught this summer by Greta Brubaker, visiting instructor of art, the class allows students to [...]

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June 28, 2010

Art Ambassador of Nigeria Presents Exhibition and Works Hands-on with Students

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Over the past few months, Nigerian painter Ibiyinka Alao has taught students at Lafayette and area schools about the art of Nigeria and his art-making process. Alao, a Lafayette visiting artist and the honorary Art Ambassador of Nigeria, has worked hands-on with students through a series of workshops. As part of a residency sponsored by [...]

Karina Skvirsky

June 15, 2010

Professor Karina Skvirsky Part of International Exhibit in Brazil

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Karina Skvirsky was 10 years old when her father handed her a plastic camera and told her to take pictures of Guayaquil, Ecuador, where the family was living for a year. “He wanted me to photograph Guayaquil as a Third World country,” Skvirsky, assistant professor of art, says of her American-born Jewish father. “But it [...]

Margaret Bruno-Metzger '11

June 1, 2010

Spotted on Campus With…Margaret Bruno-Metzger ’11

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It’s officially the start of summer here on College Hill, but not everyone has left campus. A number of student-athletes are staying in Easton for a variety of reasons, and this week GoLeopards.com caught up with cross country athlete Margaret Bruno-Metzger to find out what she’s doing this summer, her favorite vacation and more. Talk [...]

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April 16, 2010

Fellowships Help Students Pursue Creative Projects

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Annual fellowships will help students undertake creative projects and spread the arts on campus After spending last summer as part of a research team coding computer programs for applications in both economics and art, Samantha Smith ’12 (Lynnfield, Mass.) decided she wanted to help provide opportunities for non-art majors to pursue creative interests. “At Lafayette, [...]