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Ian Tan    Thursday, October 10, 2013
Joseph Foley, Principal Trumpet of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, switched between three different instruments at his most recent musical recital this past Sunday. Foley played the trumpet, the cornet and the flugelhorn in his performance, collaboratig with pianist Bonnie Anderson, Adjunct Instructor in Music. In order to give the repertoire more variety, Foley drew pieces from a number of time periods by renowned composers such as J.S. Bach and Thorvald Hansen. The recital kicked...
Staff Report    Thursday, October 3, 2013
ABSTRACT NATURE “This was made by taking a dead eel, putting ink on it and stamping it over and over on the paper about 5,000 times to create this swarm or school of eels. Up close you can see that they’re an impression of an eel, although from afar they just appear to be squiggles. The life history of the freshwater eel is intriguing. The place where it spawns is a mystery. Nobody has ever witnessed them reproducing in the ocean. People speculate that they get in these big, tightly knit...
Staff Report    Thursday, October 3, 2013
James Prosek, the new, Edward E. Elson Artist in Residence at the Addison Gallery of American Art, is a writer, artist, biologist, film director and teacher who utilizes his experience in a wide range of fields to create unconventional works of art that are meaningful both scientifically and artistically. Inspired by the complexity of the unknown natural world at a young age, Prosek began his artistic career with paintings of trout inspired by naturalist painter John James Audubon's work...
Julia Boyd     Thursday, October 3, 2013
Following a trail of colorful balloons lining the pathways of the Sanctuary, members of the Andover community strolled into an array of artwork by this year's Art 500 students, Emilia Figliomeni '14, Shanice Pimentel '14 and Emmie Avvakumova '14. When creating these pieces, the students in Art 500 focused more on artistic concept and process than aesthetics. Figliomeni created multiple small, nature-inspired pieces meant to be tongue-in-cheek recreations of professional pieces found in...
Scarla Pan    Thursday, October 3, 2013
Inspired by a ballet performance he attended with his wife more than forty years ago, Doug Kuhlmann, Instructor in Mathematics, has developed a strong passion for the performing arts that has lasted to this day. At his wife’s request, Kuhlmann attended his first ballet at the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, which included a performance of “The Green Table” by Kurt Jooss. “I was grabbed by [the ballet] very powerfully, as I had no idea that ballet could make such a strong statement, in this...
Compiled By Janine Ko    Thursday, October 3, 2013
1. Catalina Ferro - “Anxiety Group” Taking on the persona of a woman in an anxiety support group, Ferro offers a fresh perspective on paranoia. “You can’t be this afraid of losing everything if you don’t love everything first.” The truth behind her humorous performance might resound with chronic worriers as we move into midterm week. (The Bowery Poetry Club in 2012 as part of the New York City Urbana Slam.) 2. Taylor Mali - “On What Teachers Make” Thanks to this original...
Scarla Pan    Thursday, October 3, 2013
Meghan Jacoby, Adjunct Instructor in Music, typically spends her Fridays in the Graves Hall practice room teaching students. This past week, however, she took the spotlight. Accompanied by Debbie Emery on piano, Jacoby performed a repertoire of four pieces: Roland Revell’s “Trois Pensées,” Sergei Vasilenko’s “Springtime Suite, Op. 138,” Michel Blavet’s Sonata II “La Vibray” and André Jolivet’s “Chant de Linos.” “[Trois Pensées] and [Springtime Suite] are really kind of unknown pieces,...
Alexis Lefft & Peyton Alie    Thursday, September 26, 2013
“Natural Selections” Delicate, painted petals against a stormy gray sky. Two men lying by a glistening river. With depictions of landscapes and scenes ranging from realistic to abstract, the Addison Gallery of American Art exhibition “Natural Selections” is designed to complement “James Prosek: The Spaces in Between.” The two exhibitions attempt to capture the artist’s deep-rooted connection with nature. Curated from the gallery’s permanent collection, pieces in the exhibit are...
Julia Boyd    Thursday, September 26, 2013
In her favorite black polka-dotted skater dress, gray Doc Martens, stud earrings, Evie Tackett ’15 stands out from the crowd in her favorite outfit. Disregarding existing trends and styles, Tackett opts for clothes and hairstyles that highlight her confidence and love for eye-catching colors, as demonstrated by her decision to dye her hair dark red over the summer. “I’ve always wanted to dye my hair ever since I was little. I wanted purple streaks for the longest time. My mom was all for it...
Scarla Pan    Thursday, September 26, 2013
When she’s not busy teaching, Emma Staffaroni, Teaching Fellow in English, takes the stage by storm with her vocal and piano-playing talents. Staffaroni’s past experiences in the performing arts include roles in various school musical productions and singing for Boston College’s all-female a capella group, BC Sharps. Her appreciation for the beauty of vocal harmonies and the sounds of words, both in music and literature, has collided into a career as an English teacher and an a capella...
Charlotte Berry    Thursday, September 19, 2013
For Emilia Figliomeni ’14, art has been a lifelong pursuit that has flourished during her time at Andover. The four-year Senior from Bologna, Italy, has a particular interest in illustration and filmmaking. “I guess I would describe both making and appreciating art as a necessity. Without it, I wouldn’t be happy,” Figliomeni said. “I think my art has become increasingly conceptual to the point that sometimes people don’t entirely understand it,” Figliomeni said of how her work has evolved since...
Victoria Skrivanos    Thursday, September 19, 2013
Offering everything from beans to beets, the Power Bar, Paresky Commons’ newest addition, promises to provide both healthy and delicious lunch options for students. The Power Bar is a “pilot” experiment with the goal of providing healthier meal options for students. Chefs at Paresky Commons spent time over the summer coming up with healthy, delicious recipes ranging from whole wheat pasta salad to edamame hummus. “Our goal was to ensure we were providing the community with foods that would...

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