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Costume decisions will not haunt this Halloween

Costume decisions will not haunt this Halloween

Cole Hatzky, Contributing Writer
October 31, 2014 • 1,100 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

Guess what, kids? It’s Halloween this weekend! With excitement building up all week and pumpkins beginning to dot the campus, what better way to prepare for a Pagan holiday than with some exciting costume ideas? Yeah, maybe you’re too old for dressing up, but it’s... Read more »

“She Gone Rogue” explores gendered identity

“She Gone Rogue” explores gendered identity

Erica Hoops, Contributing Writer
October 29, 2014 • 219 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The Flaten Art Museum hosted Zackary Drucker, transgender artist of the current exhibition “She Gone Rogue.” Drucker spoke on campus several times throughout Coming Out Week, discussing her artwork, gender and being a transgender artist. Drucker met with multiple classes in the gallery to discuss... Read more »

Poetry House hosts award-winning writers

Audrey Walker, Contributing Writer
October 27, 2014 • 283 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Although it was the first night of Fall Break, students packed into the living room of the Poetry House on Friday, Oct. 10, squishing together to make room for everyone. When every last inch of floor space was occupied, people watched from the stairwell. The large crowd gathered to see Thadra Sheridan... Read more »

Premiere of operetta, “Fabrizio’s Comet,” dazzles

Premiere of operetta, “Fabrizio’s Comet,” dazzles

Anna Chotlos, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2014 • 186 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The St. Olaf Lyric Theatre Department premiered Fabrizio’s Comet – an operetta composed by St. Olaf Professor of Music James McKeel – from Oct. 16 through 18. The operetta transported the audience into a night of magical telescopes and enchanted violins, forbidden love, secrets and sainthood. Based... Read more »

Ole Band practices environmental awareness

Ashley Belisle, Executive Editor
October 25, 2014 • 286 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

On Friday, Oct. 10, the St. Olaf Band set out on its Annual National Tour. Band members flew to Nevada for their first performance in Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 11. After that, the band made its way through the Southwest and then toward the Midwest, stopping to perform in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Mesa, Ariz.;... Read more »

“The Glass Menagerie”: Small cast delivers grand performance

Julia Pilkington, Staff Writer
October 24, 2014 • 154 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

In a world of broken dreams, steep falls and wanderlust, what does it mean to be fragile glass that can be shattered by any of these? According to Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, these broken dreams can be our great equalizer. This journey of melancholy and hope played in Kelsey Theatre,... Read more »

Public art class gives Way Park a makeover

Public art class gives Way Park a makeover

Alexandra Madsen, Contributing Writer
October 22, 2014 • 247 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

This fall, the Topics in Art class, led by Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Michon Weeks, is creating an art piece you may walk past if you are wandering down St. Olaf Avenue. The Topics in Art class covers a wide range of themes. Weeks explained that the class encourages students to develop a... Read more »

Arneson explores space in art

Julia Pilkington, Contributing Writer
October 18, 2014 • 215 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Now that he has concluded his 2013-2014 sabbatical, Professor of Art Wendell Arneson is playing his latest collection, “A Sense of Place,” in Dittman Center’s Groot Gallery. Its blend of abstract and figurative art calls upon themes of memories, experiences, ideas, time, reactions and discovery,... Read more »

Bon Iver member performs in Northfield

Bon Iver member performs in Northfield

Cynthia J. Zapata, Contributing Writer
October 17, 2014 • 312 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

There were blue and purple stage lights illuminating the stage. A strong crowd of 100 people was clustered toward the front of the Lion’s Pause stage. Sean Carey and his four-person band quietly built energy up as the fans swayed back and forth to his tranquil music. The S. Carey concert made for a... Read more »

Rivers concert at Art Barn puts dedication of fans to the test

Rivers concert at Art Barn puts dedication of fans to the test

Elizabeth Brindley, A&E Editor
October 8, 2014 • 418 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The air was crisp and the wait was long. Folk band Rivers, along with Minneapolis-based solo artist Siri Undlin, played at the St. Olaf Art Barn on Friday, Sept. 26. Since its opening in the Fall of 2013, the Art Barn has hosted a range of events from a Norwegian Folk School... Read more »