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The Oberlin Review

Acoustics Meet Art in the Allen

Jake Frankenfield
December 4
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...

Grashoff ’s New Book Uncovers Microscopic Life

Grashoff ’s New Book Uncovers Microscopic Life

Elizabeth Akant
October 30
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...

Paabus’ Prints, Sculptures Form Layered Landscapes

Paabus’ Prints, Sculptures Form Layered Landscapes

Lya Finston
October 30
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...

Feature Photo: Nature Revealed

Feature Photo: Nature Revealed

Vida Weisblum, Managing editor
October 2
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...

Film Illustrates Printmaker’s Passion for Letterpress Art

Isabel Klein
September 18
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...

Meiji-Era Sculpture Returns to AMAM

Harley Bosco
September 11
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...

Arts Festival Seeks to Revitalize Abandoned Spaces

Arts Festival Seeks to Revitalize Abandoned Spaces

Lillian White
September 4
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...

Jaar Discusses Major Projects, Artistic Ethos

May 1
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...

Feature Photo: AMAM Thursday Lecture Series

Feature Photo: AMAM Thursday Lecture Series

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
April 3
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrié addresses an audience at the Allen Memorial Art Museum for the museum’s First Thursday lecture series, which takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Duval-Carrié gave a talk focusing on his painting Justicia, which he created as a response to the 1...

Mudd Library’s Special Collections and Letterpress Thrive Thanks to Vermue

Mudd Library’s Special Collections and Letterpress Thrive Thanks to Vermue

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer
April 3
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Visual Art

Ed Vermue and I failed to acknowledge one another as we impatiently brushed past in the hallway before whirling in a simultaneous double-take, recognition arriving just a second too late. I had caught him miderrand, and rather than pop back into his office (for reasons I discovered later), we settled...

Newman Takes Over Art Installation Show This Spring

March 13
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Few who are familiar with Oberlin would doubt its commitment to the arts. Not only does it boast the Conservatory, which hosts more musicians and more talent than some cities, let alone schools, but also many students in the College who play instruments, act, sing, dance, paint and create art with any...

Art History Department to Add African Art Professor

Jake Frankenfield
February 27
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Susan Kane — one of the Art History department’s six art historians and one of the biggest assets of Oberlin’s Art department — has announced she will retire at the end of this semester. The Art History department will use Kane’s retirement as a chance to reflect on the current structure of the...

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