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Erica Westenberg ’15 is a familiar face at the Hopkins Center. A fourth-year violinist in the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra and Dartmouth Chamber Music Program as well as a trip manager for DSO’s December trip to Eastern Europe, the group’s first since 2008, Westenberg has been involved in the arts throughout her college career.
With the Strauss Gallery’s transparent glass wall facing the bustle of students making their way to various classes and activities, the gallery’s exhibit of Allan Houser’s drawings and small sculptures immerses viewers in the works of Allan Houser, one of the 20th century’s most prominent Native American artists.
A high-adrenaline avalanche encounter, nature’s pristine splendor and warm scenes of community were among the highlights of the 2014 Mountainfilm screening at the Hopkins Center, which presented attendees with a sense of nature’s power and beauty as well as perspective on those who make their home in the world’s most remote locations.
People tend to use libraries as quiet study spots or places to pick up books for class. Although Dartmouth students don’t typically visit the Howe Library in town, its staff members are working to challenge this notion.
Sparse blue chairs, one table and a door sat on the bare set. Neon programs on chairs near the front of the Hopkins Center’s Bentley Theater warned, “This is an interactive seat.”
On the mezzanine level of the Rauner Special Collections Library stand three unassuming wood cases. Lined with deep blue velvet, each case contains a different story weaved together by letters to and from the renowned poet Robert Frost. The letters, part of the exhibit “Corresponding Friendships: Robert Frost’s Letters,” give viewers a glimpse of the poet’s humanity.
Art is decorative. It is full of carefully planned technique — right? Can art be spontaneous? Can art be part of the everyday?
Among New Hampshire’s impassive woods and within sight of Dartmouth’s drowsy Green, the country zest of some of Nashville’s finest hits twanged and rang out in the upper level of the Hopkins Center for the Arts on Tuesday evening. Transporting his songs from the glitz of radio hits that made them famous, singer-songwriter Rivers Rutherford ripped and crooned his songs, popularized by country icons Brooks and Dunn. Without the flamboyant pretenses of a groomed superstar, Rutherford struck a small, intimate crowd with a candor and rawness that his pop staples rarely see.
Those of you who weren’t on campus in the summer may have noticed an extra dose of cute in Hanover – the Howe Library installed two Little Free Libraries over 14X. These structures invite passersby to “Take a book, leave a book,” offering a small break from a hectic day. The first Little Free Library was unveiled in front of Hanover’s Town Hall on Aug, 11 and the second, between the Hanover Inn and the Hop, was installed earlier this month.
As musical director of the Rockapellas, co-president of the Glee Club and an actress in many of Dartmouth’s main stage and student-run productions, Emma Orme ’15 is a familiar face around campus. The theater major and French minor is immersed in the arts inside and outside of the classroom.
As the lights of the Hood Museum auditorium slowly brightened, applause swelled through the intimate setting. A beam of light focused on one woman, dressed in all black, who stood at the front of the room.
The sad clown character originated in 17th-century France with Pierrot, a tragically naïve lover. An emblem for the lonely sufferer and struggling artist, the character appeared on Europe’s stage for three centuries.
Lured by music, free T-shirts and gorgeous weather, students congregated on Gold Coast lawn for the Programming Board’s “Fallapalooza” concert on Friday evening. Student band The Euphemisms opened with a set influenced by funk, reggae and alternative rock, while professional acts Grizfolk, Oh Honey and RDGLDGRN played a mix of alternative rock and indie pop.
Jan Seidler Ramirez ’73 is chief curator and director of collections for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. An American studies scholar, she has curated, researched and managed major collections in Boston and New York for the past 30 years. The Memorial Museum, which opened in May, recently celebrated its millionth visitor.
Though the apartment overlooks the Manhattan skyline, the cocktail party feels airless. The guests wonder aloud, just where is David Kentley?
Jumping straight from tuning to playing, bassist John Clayton treated an audience of a dozen students, music professors and community members to an original movement spliced with excerpts of a Koussevitzky concerto during his recent Hop Garage performance.
Two actors, 25 cardboard boxes and an audience bursting with imagination: these are the ingredients for a new spin on the classic tale of “The Adventures Robin Hood,” featuring the beloved outlaw who robbed from the rich to give to the poor.
At the entrance of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, six figures line the perimeter of the Barrows Rotunda. One wears a flannel shirt, another a light blue North Face jacket. Their arms, thin strips of wood, are outstretched, forming a barrier between onlookers and the conglomeration of cameras, cables and other assorted materials in the display’s center. The rotunda will display “Big Brother Watched This Summer: Raise Your Hands,” a multimedia installation by Matt Sturm ’13, from Sept. 19 to Oct. 20.
Figures donned in black dance with extraordinary energy to heavy drum beats on screens speckled through the halls of the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The clips preview the upcoming visit of the Compagnie Marie Chouinard, a premier dance troupe from Montreal. A convergence of artistic media and efforts, the performance, pre-show talk and dance master class will bring to life India ink drawings of surrealist artist and poet Henri Michaux.
Each year, 100 Thousand Poets for Change chooses a day when poets, musicians and artists from around the world gather at local events to share poetry and their passion for social, political and environmental change. This year’s events will take place on Saturday at locations spread across 450 cities and about 100 countries.