Aerialists Finish with a Bang in ‘Up In Smoke’

Aerialists Finish with a Bang in ‘Up In Smoke’

Rosie Black, Production Manager
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Visual Art

“Don’t light things on fire, kids,” College senior and director of the event Samantha Karpinski said, waving to the crowd — as if anyone would take her advice after watching her fearlessly twirl, swallow and spit flames just seconds before. This was the trend last Friday and Saturday night just... Read more »

In Spite of Controversy, Massive Crowd Gathers for Toxicity

In Spite of Controversy, Massive Crowd Gathers for Toxicity

Mary Fischer
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Solarity’s latest event, Toxicity, generated nearly as much energy as a nuclear power plant. Despite the controversy surrounding the event concerning its name, hundreds of students flocked to Wilder Bowl last Friday night to see student artwork and dance the night away. The display seemed a far cry... Read more »

Weigl Exhibit Shuns Beauty

Jacob Rivas, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Overlooking the value of art in the study of history is a common mistake. While history often focuses on objective investigation, art has the power to inject emotion and beauty from the present into the past, providing an essential dimension to historical events. The Usual Suspects, an exhibition... Read more »

Playful Showcase Features Animalistic Aerialists

Playful Showcase Features Animalistic Aerialists

Vida Weisblum, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Recent Stories, Visual Art

The disorder of the jungle might seem an unorthodox pairing with the hyper-controlled technique necessary for aerial, but the combination worked wonders in the Circus Safari show held in Hales Gymnasium last Friday evening. The show, in which performers costumed themselves as a separate jungle... Read more »

OC Alumnus Counsels Students on Art, Post-Oberlin Careers

Michelle Polyak, Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Composer, cultural producer and musician Nick Hallett, OC ’97, couldn’t stay away from Oberlin for too long. On Tuesday, April 29, he delivered a talk titled “The Impossible Convention: Hybrid Music-Art Practices in Gotham and Beyond,” which was sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Ellen... Read more »

CS Exhibition Pushes Limits of Technology as Art

CS Exhibition Pushes Limits of Technology as Art

Jacob Rivas
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

If the Computer Science Community Art Show were to be described in one word, that word would silently be pulled from the brain by a headset, fed into a seismograph and read as a beautiful array of colored lines. Although the featured artists at the event held on April 26 in Harkness House’s basement... Read more »

On the Record with Organizers of ‘Safe+Sound’ Sexualized Violence Exhibition

On the Record with Organizers of ‘Safe+Sound’ Sexualized Violence Exhibition

Anne Pride-Wilt, Arts Editor
May 2, 2014
Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Visual Art

Last Thursday, multimedia exhibition Safe+Sound went on display in the Tappan Square bandstand to raise awareness of sexualized violence in the Oberlin community. The day before the exhibition, the Review spoke with the event’s organizers, College sophomore Tinni Bhattacharyya... Read more »

‘Runway Through Africa’ Models High Fashion in Sold-Out Shows

‘Runway Through Africa’ Models High Fashion in Sold-Out Shows

Ava Bravata-Keating, Staff Writer
April 11, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Who says that fashion is always vain? Models sporting College sophomore Sophie Umazi Mvurya’s fashion collection, titled “Umazi,” strutted down the catwalk last Friday and Saturday at Runway Through Africa; between the two sold-out shows, the event raised $757 for the Yakubu Saaka Scholarship... Read more »

Mini Books Exhibit Highlights Power of Paper Art

Mini Books Exhibit Highlights Power of Paper Art

Vida Weisblum
April 4, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

A visitor to the Clarence Ward Art Library will be intrigued by colorful signs and a table of free prizes like miniature magnifying glasses and fortuneteller fish, but, if one visits before May 31, attention might instead alight on an exciting, albeit tiny, new exhibit on display. The exhibit, titled... Read more »

Tour Draws Visitors to Intersection of Literary, Visual Arts

Michelle Polyak, Staff Writer
March 7, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but the written word’s impact on visual art is rarely considered, much less the idea of bookmaking itself as a form of visual art. Though last Friday afternoon was brisk, a fair number of students, faculty and community members braved the... Read more »

New Curator’s Exhibit Explores Artists’ Imagination

New Curator’s Exhibit Explores Artists’ Imagination

Nicolas Hen
February 14, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Anyone who’s taken a drawing class has likely heard the instruction, “Draw what you see.” But how does one draw what one can’t see? As an exploration of this topic, the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s Curator of European and American Art Andaleeb Banta has put together a collection of prints that... Read more »

Alternative Poster Sale Promotes Student-Made Art

Emma Baxter
December 13, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

South Dome Studios played host to a new kind of arts event last weekend, as 10 student artists displayed their work in Oberlin’s first alternative poster sale. “Selling art wasn’t the activity that I thought I would be getting myself into,” said College senior and co-organizer of the poster... Read more »