Articles by Chanikarn Kovavisarach (15)

‘Unorthodox’: a young woman’s journey to finding freedom

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‘Unorthodox’: a young woman’s journey to finding freedom

April 22, 2020 0 comments

When Esther Shapiro, known as Esty, jumps in the taxi for the first time, she can’t help but gaze out at the sky through the window as tears begin streaming down her face. She has escaped her past and is ready to start anew.

This year’s performance was titled “Reign.” The show, which was accompanied by energetic music ranging from trap music to K-Pop, featured highly varied choreography by the thirty-one members.

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Impulse Dance Company captivates audiences

March 12, 2020 0 comments

Raucous cheers and applause echoed through Alumnae Hall as Impulse Dance Company’s 17th annual showcase came to a close Sunday night. Presenting the theme of “Reign,” the company performed over 20 dances over the weekend of March 6-8.

Director Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” opened at Avon Cinema Feb. 28. It explores themes of love, beauty and the power of memory in a tragic eighteenth-century love story between two women.

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‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ depicts beautiful, heartbreaking love

March 6, 2020 0 comments

Director Céline Sciamma explores and celebrates the tender but tragic love between two women in her fourth feature film, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” which opened at Avon Cinema last Friday, Feb. 28.

On Mach 2, students and faculty gathered in the Sarah Doyle Center for the celebratory event marking the beginning of Women’s History Month, and the start of the Center’s Women’s History series.

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Sarah Doyle Center celebrates Women’s History Month

March 5, 2020 0 comments

On March 2, the Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender celebrated the start of Women’s History Month and their Women’s History series.  With the theme of “Radical Roots,” this year’s event series is comprised of lectures and workshops taking place across campus.

Thursday night, creations from 12 designers were showcased at the Fashion@Brown runway show in the Granoff Center.

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Fashion@Brown hosts annual runway show

February 28, 2020 0 comments

A bright array of bold, vibrant looks designed and modeled by Brown and Rhode Island School of Design students captivated audience members in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Thursday at Fashion@Brown’s 10th annual runway show.

Melbourne professor talks artistic use of gold

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Melbourne professor talks artistic use of gold

February 24, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 20, Anne Dunlop, Herald Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne, started her lecture with a zoomed-in shot of the “Annunciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus,” a wooden altarpiece adorned with gold that depicts Archangel Gabriel kneeling in front of the Virgin Mary with an olive branch in hand.

Erin McKeown (left) joins Ali Momeni (right) as a Professor of the Practice this semester, as appointed by the Brown Arts Initiative. McKeown will be teaching a course on musical storytelling.

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Professors of Practice cross disciplinary borders through BAI

February 20, 2020 0 comments

What is it like to be a working artist? What does it take? What is their creative process? These are some of the questions that the Brown Arts Initiative aims to answer for students through the professor of the practice program, an initiative that has brought professional artists to campus since 2016.

Poet and short story writer Jenny Zhang read excerpts from her debut collection of short stories and forthcoming poetry collection last Thursday.

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Author Jenny Zhang discusses experience in Writers on Writing series

February 10, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 6, the Literary Arts department welcomed poet and short story author Jenny Zhang to read her work as part of its  Writers on Writing series. Almost 100 people filled the seats in the McCormack Family Theater as the lights dimmed.

The theme for this year’s Experimental and Foundation Studies exhibition was “duration and emergence.” The exhibition was curated by the course’s faculty members, who sought to highlight different media styles.

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RISD exhibition showcases first-year students’ talent

February 4, 2020 0 comments

Spread across four large rooms on the first floor of the Woods-Gerry Gallery, pieces composed of a multitude of materials, from paper and wood to textile and glass, are displayed as part of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Triennial Experimental and Foundation Studies exhibition.

Literary Arts professor Thalia Field ’88 MFA ’95, director of BAI, hopes to promote interdisciplinary discourse through her new role.

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BAI appoints Field ’88 MFA ’95 new faculty director

January 27, 2020 0 comments

Thalia Field ’88 MFA ’95, Adele Kellenberg Seaver professor of creative writing, was inaugurated as the new faculty director for the Brown Arts Initiative on Jan. 1, according to an announcement from Provost Richard Locke P’18.

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