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Public art class gives Way Park a makeover

Public art class gives Way Park a makeover

Alexandra Madsen, Contributing Writer
October 22, 2014 • 135 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 • 133 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 • 220 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 • 331 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 »

Musicologist draws on emotion to transcend language

Omar Shehata, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2014 • 287 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

“It’s a misconception that singing is about having a beautiful voice,” Patricia Caicedo, a world-renowned soprano and musicologist, said to the crowd at  Christiansen Hall of Music on Monday, Sept. 22. “It’s not about... Read more »

Poetry and picnic initiate house hand-off

Poetry and picnic initiate house hand-off

Alexandra Madsen, Contributing Writer
October 6, 2014 • 376 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The poetry house is back on campus for a third year. This year, the house members are women coming from many areas of study and backgrounds. Clair Dunlap ’15, Sweta Bhattacharya ’15, Cynthia J. Zapata ’16, Lisa Cole ’15, Tasha Viets-VanLear ’15, Olawunmi Faleti ’15 and Lexi Swenson ’16... Read more »

‘A Box of Chocolates’ delivers directing tips

Chaz Mayo, Contributing Writer
October 5, 2014 • 284 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

“Teamwork is the key.” That was the theme of the Musical Theatre: A Box of Chocolates presentation that occurred on Saturday, Sept. 27. Over the course of two hours, presenter Gary Butler of Shakopee Schools provided an organized, step-by-step guide about “everything you always wanted to know... Read more »

Fresh face dances into Dittmann Center

Jenny Huong Dao, Contributing Writer
October 3, 2014 • 239 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Manitou Messenger: When did you start your career in dancing? What led you to dancing, and jazz dancing in particular?  Professor Karla Grotting: My mother was a dance teacher, and she had her studio in the basement. She said I could dance with every class . . . so I just danced every day;... Read more »

Festival Palomino celebrates Minnesota’s folk music scene

Cynthia J. Zapata, Contributing Writer
October 3, 2014 • 277 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

With Sound Set, Rock the Garden, Basilica Block Party and now the inauguration of Festival Palomino, Minnesota’s concerts can satisfy any musical taste. These aren’t even half of the music festivals that happen throughout the state. Even Northfield hosts the Vintage Band Festival - an annual festival... Read more »

Honor house hosts Annual Corn Roast

Honor house hosts Annual Corn Roast

Chaz Mayo, Contributing Writer
October 2, 2014 • 507 views
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

They certainly are dedicated to corn. On Friday, Sept. 19, the Wendell Berry House hosted its 8th Annual Corn Roast to promote the importance of eating locally-produced food. For attendees that arrived at the 4:00 p.m. start time, the ambience was immediately set by the sight of the residents of the... Read more »