Argentine Trio Performs Cohesive, Expressive Set

Argentine Trio Performs Cohesive, Expressive Set

Chen Liang
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The Tami Tango Trio shattered expectations the moment it walked off the stage at the Cat in the Cream to roam through the audience while performing. This was just one in a series of spectacles that blended theatricality, expressive dance and traditional tango music during the Argentine ensemble’s Sunday... Read more »

Slam Poetry Gains Momentum on Campus

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry

Oberlin’s student-run slam poetry organization, known as OSlam!, is undergoing a critical transformation to manage an overwhelming interest in slam poetry on campus. Last year’s OSlam! participants began auditions Thursday to select finalists for eight additional spots on their performance team,... Read more »

Conservatory Hires Jessen to Aid in Career Development

Conservatory Hires Jessen to Aid in Career Development

Colin Roshak
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Ready and willing to help prepare Conservatory students for their professional careers, bassoonist Dana Jessen assumed the position of director of professional development at the Conservatory on Oct. 1. Jessen views her job as a resource for students looking to begin to cultivate their professional... Read more »

Feature Photo: Art Spiegelman at Convocation

Feature Photo: Art Spiegelman at Convocation

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories

Cartoonist Art Spiegelman peers over the shoulder of saxophonist Phillip Johnston during their joint convocation, titled “Wordless!”, in Finney Chapel Wednesday. Despite technical difficulties, the pair combined their respective art forms in a display of collaborative mastery. Spiegelman is best... Read more »

Art Conservation Class Emphasizes Analytical Processes

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

A team of art conservators is currently working meticulously to clean and conserve Frederick J. Wiley’s 1917 painting of a mass, known as “King Sculpture Court,” which completely covers the Allen Memorial Art Muesum’s main ceiling. Heather Galloway, visiting professor of Art History and one of... Read more »

BYWAY Highlights Cohesive Array of Faculty Art

BYWAY Highlights Cohesive Array of Faculty Art

Sophie Kemp
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

“The Future is in the Lobby” is an appropriate title for the first piece of art to welcome visitors into the Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery for the faculty exhibit BYWAY. Assistant Professor of integrated media Julia Christensen’s 3-D printed sculpture exemplifies the innovative talent... Read more »

‘My Miles’ to Marry Jazz Standards, African-American Dance

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

Though he says he is no longer religious, trumpet player Kevin Louis, OC ’99, cannot help but liken the upcoming Dance Diaspora concert, “My Miles: My Lullaby in Retrospect,” to the experience of going to church. The New Orleans native, who has produced more than 10 recordings since 1997 and embarked... Read more »

The Epicurean: Education Wins, As Does Killer Lobster Bisque

Matt Segal, Collumnist
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features

This is a biweekly column highlighting our local culinary scene. Restaurant reviews, research, interviews, recipes and more will all come together in order to identify what makes the Cleveland experience unique. I am not fond of lengthy menus. I would rather know that the kitchen staff is... Read more »

Next Wave of Editors Revitalizes OCC

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Visual Art

The Oberlin Comics Collective, a graphic arts collaborative and small press on campus, is expanding operations through an unconventional device: the risograph. This bulky print duplicator, developed... Read more »

Art Libary Displays Selections from Vast Mail Art Collection

Art Libary Displays Selections from Vast Mail Art Collection

Tristan Cimini
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Visual Art

At the center of the Clarence Ward Art Library, there is a small display case that houses 10 highly detailed postcards embellished with text and imagery — an eclectic sample of Oberlin’s vast collection of mail art. Each piece is extremely personalized, some scattered with stamps, some with script,... Read more »

Jazz, Classical Faculty Perform on Refurbished Piano

Jazz, Classical Faculty Perform on Refurbished Piano

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music

  Conservatory faculty unveiled a newly refurbished Steinway piano to the public on Sunday afternoon for the inaugural concert of the Music at the Meeting House series. Members of the Oberlin community gathered in the historical First Church sanctuary to enjoy the incredible versatility of the... Read more »

On the Record with Conductor Raphael Jiménez and Composer Ricardo Lorenz

Colin Roshak
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record

Raphael Jiménez conducted the Oberlin Orchestra for the world premiere of composer Ricardo Lorenz’s “Olokun’s Awakening” in the Orchestra’s first concert of the semester last Saturday. The composer arrived on campus several days before the premiere to collaborate with Jiménez and coach... Read more »