Arts & Culture

Acoustic guitar and Indian classic dance complemented Ganguly’s performance of her award-winning poetry.

Fulbright Fellow’s poetry reading tugs heartstrings

February 12, 2019 0 comments

On the evening of Feb. 5, Room 101 of Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center turned into an intimate and inviting space for Brown community members to hear award-winning poet, translator and University Fulbright Fellow Somrita Ganguly read some of her poetry in a performance titled “An XL Sized Apology”.

Artwork by Katia Rozenberg ’22 seeks to challenge interactions between viewers and their environment through the contrast of abstraction and realism.  Her pieces were featured alongside the work of 16 other artists.

Exhibit invites viewers to consider what makes a ‘good life’

February 12, 2019 0 comments

A pop-up exhibit titled “How do we live a ‘Good Life?’” used the paintings, photography and poems of 16 artists from Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design to attempt to answer the event’s title question Wednesday.

“In the Pink,” directed by Molly Littman ’21, examines how a terminal illness like breast cancer complicates kinship and female identity.

PW downspace play explores mother-daughter relationship

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Written and directed by Molly Littman ’21, “In the Pink” explores the complicated relationship between Sarah, a woman with breast cancer, and Rebecca, her 20-something-year-old daughter. The play’s set was designed to look like a hospital room with get well cards, flu season awareness posters and all.

The two-day festival gathered University community members to explore media and literary theory. Attendees participated in workshops, lectures and performances at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

Literary arts festival celebrates cross-disciplinary forms of media

February 12, 2019 0 comments

Interrupt V, a festival hosted by the Literary Arts Department Friday and Saturday, featured artists who commented on and examined the intersections of literary theory and media. The festival was organized by John Cayley, professor of literary arts, and Theadora Walsh GS.

Chartreuse performed compositions that incorporated electronic components and experimental concepts. Five students and one faculty member composed pieces for the trio, working with the musicians during rehearsals.

Visiting string trio debuts student, faculty compositions

February 7, 2019 0 comments

The Chartreuse string trio performed contemporary and experimental music in a concert Tuesday night, playing compositions from their usual repertoire as well as new pieces composed by University students.

The four members of the power-pop group Weezer released “Teal Album,” their twelfth studio LP, which disappointed some critics despite compelling melodies. The best work by Weezer is found almost exclusively on 1994’s “Blue Album” and 1996’s “Pinkerton.”

Weezer eviscerates their sound with cover LP ‘Teal Album’

February 5, 2019 0 comments

Most artists inevitably grapple with what critics term “the anxiety of the influence” — the frustrating sense that nothing new can be created because the most influential have already charted all viable artistic ground. Because of this weight, the artist wages a psychological war against the tide of their influences […]

“Ajijaak on Turtle Island” featured animal puppets, dancing and songs to share the story of a young crane completing her first migration. This story originates from traditional Native American folklore about the environment and teaches audience members to protect natural habitats.

Touring puppet musical inspired by Native American stories

February 5, 2019 0 comments

“Ajijaak on Turtle Island” captivated audiences last week at Moses Brown School with soaring kites, graceful puppetry and a heartwarming story about family and nature.

Langston Hughes, social activist and poet of the Harlem Renaissance, wrote timeless works of poetry, touching on themes that are still relevant to communities today. His work was celebrated at a local poetry reading.

Community gathers in honor of Langston Hughes

February 5, 2019 0 comments

“Hold fast to dreams / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird / That cannot fly.” The voice of reader Angela Romans reciting the well-known opening lines of “Dreams” by the celebrated American poet Langston Hughes blended with the soulful snaps of audience members…

Student performers took to the stage in latest installment of Underground Thursdays, a series of arts-oriented events hosted by the Student Activities Office. January Jam showcased original compositions and unique talents.

January Jam features music, poetry, comedy

February 5, 2019 0 comments

Parka-clad students shuffled about in the dim lighting of the Underground, carrying notebooks, cameras, instruments and speakers in preparation for performances at January Jam last Thursday.

R.I. Virtual Reality offers networking opportunities, updates on industry

R.I. Virtual Reality offers networking opportunities, updates on industry

January 31, 2019 0 comments

Rhode Island Virtual Reality hosted its monthly meet-up last Thursday at AS220 for virtual reality enthusiasts to hear from speakers in the business.