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AMAM Highlights Disabled Artists in A Picture of Health

Julia Peterson, Production Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Since mid-January, visitors to the Allen Memorial Art Museum who climb the stairs to the Ripin Gallery have been able to peruse the exhibit A Picture of Health: Art and the Mechanisms of Healing. The exhibit includes everything from paintings and sculptures to amulets and an interactive rotorelief, all of w... Read more »

Painting Exhibit Depicts Bodies, Human Agency

Painting Exhibit Depicts Bodies, Human Agency

Luke Nikkanen
February 5, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Judit Reigl’s Body of Music exhibit, the first retrospective of her work in the United States, is a visceral exploration of the forces that govern the human body and our autonomy. In an exhibit that opened Tuesday at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, her works embody our collective desire for freedom ... Read more »

Feature Photo: Guerrilla Girls

Feature Photo: Guerrilla Girls

Vida Weisblum, Managing Editor
December 11, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Two “broads” of Guerrilla Girls Broadband, a sister organization to the group of women known as Guerrilla Girls, address an audience of largely Studio Art and Art History majors and student activists at a talk in Wilder Hall on Tuesday. Founded in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls’ goal has always been... Read more »

In Computer Science Community Art Show, Context Makes All the Difference

Lya Finston
December 11, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The basement dining room of Harkness House was filled with a charged yet casual excitement last Saturday night when it opened its doors for the Computer Science Community Art Show. The Computer Science Majors’ Committee, which serves to represent and bolster Oberlin’s computer science community,... Read more »

Acoustics Meet Art in the Allen

Jake Frankenfield
December 4, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Visual Art

Wandering among fine art and listening to Oberlin’s classical guitarists, visitors at the Allen Memorial Art Museum enjoyed a space where visual and sonic art converged Thursday evening. The museum was transformed from gallery to concert hall as two of its more expansive spaces — dedicated to mid... Read more »

Grashoff ’s New Book Uncovers Microscopic Life

Grashoff ’s New Book Uncovers Microscopic Life

Elizabeth Akant
October 30, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Photographer Linda Grashoff ’s new book They Breathe Iron brings together two dichotomies: nature versus technology and science versus art. 27 of the photos in They Breathe Iron are on view at Ginko Gallery & Studio through Nov. 15. Sometimes resembling oil spills, the photos demonstrate how a... Read more »

Paabus’ Prints, Sculptures Form Layered Landscapes

Paabus’ Prints, Sculptures Form Layered Landscapes

Lya Finston
October 30, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

The Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery, located in the Ward Alumni Center, is bursting at the seams with Oberlin Professors Kristina Paabus’ and Jacob Ciocci’s vastly different yet equally compelling bodies of work. In their current exhibit, Fear Chaser, which opened Oct. 9 and will remain on displ... Read more »

Feature Photo: Nature Revealed

Feature Photo: Nature Revealed

Vida Weisblum, Managing editor
October 2, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Through Nov. 8, the gallery at Firelands Association for the Visual Arts will display papercut art by regional artist Julie Friedman. Founded in 1979, the nonprofit organization located in the heart of Oberlin strives to enhance accessibility to the visual arts by holding various art exhibitions and... Read more »

Film Illustrates Printmaker’s Passion for Letterpress Art

Isabel Klein
September 18, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

For 40-year-old Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., watching someone work an old-fashioned letterpress in Colonial Williamsburg was inspiration enough to trade in his business suit and high-paying corporate position for overalls and a salary of $7,000 per year. Since opening his own printing company, Kennedy has... Read more »

Meiji-Era Sculpture Returns to AMAM

Harley Bosco
September 11, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Upon hearing about the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s new Return of the Dragon exhibit, I couldn’t help but be excited: The exhibit, which honors the return of the infamous Coiling Dragon statue to King Sculpture Court, sounds more like the anticipated sequel to a popular chain of movies than an ar... Read more »

Arts Festival Seeks to Revitalize Abandoned Spaces

Arts Festival Seeks to Revitalize Abandoned Spaces

Lillian White
September 4, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Just up the road in Lorain, Ohio, a festival is heating up. On Sept. 26 from 4 to 10 p.m., the FireFish Festival will rock the lo­cal arts scene, bringing people together for an evening of food and drink, music and movement and, as the name might suggest, fire breathers. The venue? A stretch of empty... Read more »

Jaar Discusses Major Projects, Artistic Ethos

May 1, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Alfredo Jaar is a Chilean-born visual artist and architect based in New York. Both a Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, Jaar is most renowned for his work that engages with socio-political issues, such as The Rwanda Project (1994-1998). He has exhibited his work globally, from the Museum of Contemporary... Read more »