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Articles by Anita Mathews (21)

Student art expo features flannel, eggshells

March 16, 2009 0 comments

This year’s Student Art Exhibition, which opened in the David Winton Bell Gallery Saturday and runs until March 29, is most striking for the variety of media, traditional and otherwise, employed by the artists. Flannel, soda can tabs and eggshells are just some of the materials the artists have creatively incorporated into the pieces featured in the collection.

PW revamps Ovid’s ‘Metamorphoses’

March 6, 2009 0 comments

When Ovid penned “Metamorphoses” in the first century A.D., it is unlikely he anticipated Beyonce’s “Diva” serving as part of its soundtrack. Yet that is exactly the flavor director Mark Brown ’09 has chosen for Production Workshop’s rendition of “Metamorphoses,” playwright Mary Zimmerman’s contemporary adaptation of the Roman classic.

Women the focus of film festival

February 13, 2009 0 comments

The annual French Film Festival, organized by the French and Modern Culture and Media Departments, kicks off Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Cable Car Cinema and Cafe. Composed of 19 films and one program of shorts, this year’s line-up has a special focus on female directors and producers.

Hillel features professors’ geometric art

February 2, 2009 0 comments

The newest exhibits on display in the Brown/RISD Hillel gallery space feature the work of Assistant Professor of Visual Art Leigh Tarentino and RISD Assistant Professor Graham Day Guerra. Both shows opened on Jan. 23 and will run through Feb. 4. Tarentino’s exhibit, called “Recent Work,” consists of watercolors, digital prints and oil paintings.

Lebanese artist brings continuity to Bell Gallery

January 26, 2009 0 comments

Negation is at the heart of “Knot,” the current exhibition by Lebanese artist Annabel Daou at the David Winton Bell Gallery in the List Art Center. Even the “K” in the title is deliberately faded, leaving visitors with a bold impression of the word “not.” Daou’s objective is “to get to something so bare that it is almost nothing,” according to the exhibition brochure.

McClure to lead nat’l math society

January 23, 2009 0 comments

The new year brought new leadership to the American Mathematical Society, as Professor of Applied Mathematics Donald McClure Ph.D. ’70 was appointed the group’s executive director. McClure is leaving the University after four decades of teaching to devote himself to the duties of his new office.

Gilbert and Sullivan begs your ‘Patience’

November 21, 2008 0 comments

The concept of enjoyable and comprehensible opera might be foreign to some Brown students, but Brown University Gilbert & Sullivan’s production of “Patience” pulls it off quite deftly.

‘Changeling’ is dark, tragic, but romantic

November 14, 2008 0 comments

When you walk into a theater to find knives dangling from the ceiling, you know you’re in for a dark performance. Sock and Buskin’s current production of “The Changeling” is just that.

All-female ‘Taming’ entertains in the cold

October 20, 2008 0 comments

For many college students, their first exposure to William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” comes from its modern adaptation, the movie “10 Things I Hate About You.” In the film, Heath Ledger plays Patrick Verona, a brooding teenaged version of Petruchio – an arrogant man paid to woo the unbearable Katharina, the shrew to which the title refers.

‘Pixilerations’ experiments with new media

October 6, 2008 0 comments

Take a tour of the gallery at 191 Westminster St. this week and you’ll find yourself in the midst of robots, holograms, motion sensors and an interactive video projection.