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“Owlboy” Glides with Beautiful World, Emotional Narrative

“Owlboy” Glides with Beautiful World, Emotional Narrative

Avi Vogel, Staff Writer
November 18, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Learning from failure is what makes a hero. This idea is ingrained in Owlboy, an independent platformer game released Nov. 1 by D-Pad Studio. Using a hi-bit pixel-art style, Owlboy follows Otus — a young owl in training — on his adventures through the world. It begins innocuously, with Otus chas... Read more »

Craters

Craters

Ariel Miller
November 18, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Comic, Visual Art

Oxenfree’s Nostalgic Ghost Story Avoids Cliché

Oxenfree’s Nostalgic Ghost Story Avoids Cliché

Avi Vogel, Staff Writer
November 4, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Oxenfree is a difficult game to classify. Night School Studio’s most recent title, consisting mostly of wandering around and interacting with both people and the environment as the story slowly unravels, doesn’t fall squarely into any one genre. You play as Alex, a high schooler who is bringing her ... Read more »

AMAM’s “Conversations” Explores Asian Artistic Influence

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

The Allen’s newest exhibit, Conversations: Past and Present in Asia and America challenges the popular assumption that art embodies a strict chronological progression from past to present and influence to influenced. To Curator of Asian Art Kevin Greenwood, it is a much more active process of cultural ... Read more »

Gateway Center Installation Completes “Ohio Trilogy”

Gateway Center Installation Completes “Ohio Trilogy”

Rachel Mead, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

After a busy couple years of change, the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center will finally be home to artist Maya Lin’s exhibit An Ecological Primer: A landscape in 3 parts. Lin is best known for entering the stage of massive art installations at age 21, when she won the 1981 contest to design the Vietna... Read more »

Variable State’s Debut Provokes Thought, Confusion

Variable State’s Debut Provokes Thought, Confusion

Avi Vogel, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Virginia, the first project released by independent developer Variable State, follows the journey of Anne Tarver, a young FBI agent fresh out of school, and a more experienced agent named Maria Halperin in their investigation of the disappearance of a young boy in the small town of Kingdom, VA. The... Read more »

Comic Strip

October 7, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Comic Strip 9/30

Comic Strip 9/30

September 30, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Lorain’s FireFish Spectacle Signals Restoration

Lorain’s FireFish Spectacle Signals Restoration

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

A giant fish paraded through the center of town, floated down the river and set on fire barely scratches the surface of the display at the second annual FireFish festival, which took place last Saturday. The city of Lorain’s downtown and boardwalk areas were transformed into thoroughfares of public art... Read more »

Framing the Allen: Abstraction Shows Artist Evolution

Framing the Allen: Abstraction Shows Artist Evolution

Rachel Mead, Columnist
September 23, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The Allen Memorial Art Museum holds nearly 14,000 objects in its own collections. With the physical limits of its galleries, there is no way to exhibit all of this art. This is the first installation in a bimonthly column in which the Review will be bringing unseen favorites of the AMAM staff to t... Read more »

More than Matisse: Art Rental Continues to Broaden Arts Exposure

Rachel Mead
September 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The Art Rental Program at the Allen Memorial Art Museum has been active for over 75 years, allowing students to rent pieces of art from the museum’s collection every semester for only $5 each. Professor of Modern Art Ellen Johnson, OC ’33, founded the program based on her dedication to bringing people... Read more »

Fred Wilson Intervenes at AMAM Sculpture Court

Fred Wilson Intervenes at AMAM Sculpture Court

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
September 9, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Visual Art

This year, everyone who walks through the front doors of the Allen Memorial Art Museum will be confronted by an unexpected sight. The King Sculpture Court is full of imposing, broken statues. They may look like something from another time and place, but they have really come from nowhere farther than ... Read more »

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