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Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Williams gallery finishes semester with student art

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Previews

Rotting fruit, empty fish tanks and a pile of dirt are only some of the things that have been on display this semester in the Francis Colburn Gallery, a large room across from room 301 in Williams Hall.  Run by the art and art history department and curated by Associate Professor Mildred Beltré, the Fra...

Artistry and variety at Orchesis dance show

Artistry and variety at Orchesis dance show

Amanda Anderson, Staff Writer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Tights, flowing skirts and shorts paced and swirled backstage. The percussion of bare feet and dance shoes on the wooden floor filled the air as the crowd funneled into the Campus Rec Studio. Then the room went dark. The silence was pierced by a chant, a chorus of voices, belonging to the 19 member...

Crowds fill the gym to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates

Crowds fill the gym to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

In the middle of the Patrick Gym tennis courts, a college drop-out stood in front of a crowd of thousands.   UVM brought Ta-Nehisi Coates to campus Nov. 6 as the speaker for the first-year read. Coates was asked questions by English Professor and poet Major Jackson.  Coates’ novel, “Between ...

Diwali lights up the night

Diwali lights up the night

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

Dressed in brilliant crimson skirts and flowing veils dancers smiled and stomped on stage to classical Indian music and Bollywood remixes. Down the hall, luscious curries and samosas were being prepared. Clara Martorano The Indian Students Association hosted Diwali Nov. 9 in the Grand Maple Ball...

Senior curates Winooski art show

Senior curates Winooski art show

Kelly Duggan, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Arts, Culture

Senior Mak Baker flipped through a sketchbook they filled with pen-and-ink drawings their time abroad in Denmark. Baker paused at a sketch of a classic Danish girl: blonde hair, blue eyes. “She knew I was drawing her, so I left,” Baker said. Beyond their studies as a studio art and psychological ...

“Tartuffe” is re-imagined for UVM stage

“Tartuffe” is re-imagined for UVM stage

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Previews

The UVM theatre department puts a contemporary spin on an old classic. “Tartuffe” the second production of the semester, runs Nov. 7 to Nov. 11. The play was originally written in 1664 by Moliere, a prominent French playwright. The play follows a wealthy family headed by Orgon who becomes ...

Guerilla Girl tackles inequality in the arts

Guerilla Girl tackles inequality in the arts

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture

“This isn’t your typical lecture. It’s a party,” Donna Kaz said. With no preamble, she began to throw bananas into the crowd seated in the Fleming Museum’s Marble Court. The Fleming Museum hosted Kaz, a retired Guerrilla Girl, Oct. 30. The talk was titled “Push/Pushback — 9 Steps to Mak...

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Scary video games to play this Halloween

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Culture, Reviews

Monroe Cromis Another year, another Halloween, another excuse to go home, shut off the lights, sit yourself down in front of your TV and break out some spooky video games. You’ve just survived midterms, so why not subject yourself to more emotional terror? Here’s a list of recommendations...

Art used a activism in Feverish parade

Art used a activism in Feverish parade

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 3, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Photo Gallery

sPassersby watched in awe as a parade of people sang and danced their way up Church Street.  Dancers moved in time to the church bells ringing while others sang and held banners. The parade was the opening event for the Feverish World Conference, a symposium focused on bringing the Burlington commu...

“Friends” Nepali restaurant makes you feel like family

Amanda Anderson, Staff Columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

Alek Fleury On the day the first snowflakes were spotted in Burlington, the sky was gray and the 38-degree wind whipped through the autumn colored trees. I had not ventured out all day and was feeling crabby. All that changed when I stepped foot inside Friends Nepali Restaurant. Located at 212 Main St. in...

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Dancer hopes to keep UVM weird

Kassondra Little and Genevieve Winn

October 30, 2018


Filed under Artist Spotlight, Culture

Jae Baker ’17 saw breakdancing for the first time in a movie trailer when he was a kid, he said. “I remember it was a headslide, and I just thought that was so cool,” he said. “I had to learn how to do it,”  Baker, from Albany, NY, graduated from UVM with a degree in French and a minor ...

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

“Halloween” sequel picks up where original left off

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

Meredith Rathburn The boogeyman is back. Four decades after the original slasher film was released, another “Halloween” has hit theaters. Written and directed by David Gordon Green, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, who returns to her debut role as Laurie Strode. But this is not just another ...

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