‘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 »

Playboy Hoaxers Preach Sexual Consent, Support

Julian Ring, Arts Editor
December 13, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

In mid-September, what was ostensibly Playboy’s annual list of the top party schools surfaced online — only this time, their message was a bit different. Instead of ranking colleges based on their propensity for binge drinking and general licentiousness, Playboy’s list gave top honors... Read more »

Senior Studio Half-Time Show Amps Anticipation for Spring Exhibitions

Senior Studio Half-Time Show Amps Anticipation for Spring Exhibitions

Grace Pullin
December 13, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

A cult leader cleansing the energy of Fisher Gallery with sage, an ominous cutout representation of gender neutrality and a striking series of nude self-portraits were among the spectacles to behold at this year’s Senior Studio Half-Time Show. On an evening when campus was teeming with student art... Read more »

Fischer Gallery Hosts Mixed Media Collision

Fischer Gallery Hosts Mixed Media Collision

Odette Chalandon
November 22, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Last Saturday, SoundFarm, the concert series for improvised music, and Exhibition Initiative, the student-run visual art curatorial group, collaborated to create Counterpoints, a musical and visual improvisational show. The event, which took place in the Fischer Gallery, consisted of four acts.... Read more »

Oberlin Alumna Academizes Comics as Contemporary Literature

Grace Pullin
November 15, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Visual Art

Professor Hillary Chute of the University of Chicago gave an illuminating presentation last Thursday on a topic that was perhaps untraditional for the English Department. As part of the Oberlin Lectures in English & American Literature series, Chute discussed her personal and professional... Read more »

Four New Exhibits Trace Realism at the Allen

Odette Chalandon
September 20, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

19th-century French artist Honoré Daumier once said, “One must be of one’s own time.”  Indeed, the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s newest exhibits honor the words of the Realist movement’s founding father. Their four new exhibits were conceived when Associate Professor of French Libby Murphy... Read more »

Object Talk Explores Complexity of Robert Venturi’s Postmodern ‘Ironic Column’

Katherine Dye
September 20, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Sunday’s Object Talk at the Allen Memorial Art Museum was given by College junior Mallory Cohen about the “Ironic Column,” an ornamental element of the Allen Memorial Art Museum addition designed by renowned postmodern architect Robert Venturi. The column, located in King Sculpture Court just beyond... Read more »

Two Spaces, One Story: Audra Skuodas Seeks Archetypal Parallels

Oliver Levine, Staff Writer
September 6, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

For 50 years, the visual artist Audra Skuodas has been diligently producing artwork that confronts and connects internal and universal themes. Incredibly prolific and constantly evolving, Audra has built up a body of work that contains dozens... Read more »