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Arts (Bi)weekly Poetry Contest Extension

We only received a single entry Written by a local landed gentry, The bad poem cannot be missed, Simply because the poem is this. Hello everyone! The poem contest has been extended for a week. Please email me directly amarian1@swarthmore.edu for submissions. The poem must allude to at least three colors; It must not be… Keep Reading


Dietel Show at the List Arts Gallery

Looming in the tall, glass windows, a gigantic, wooden mushroom floats weightlessly as though it had just stepped out of a children’s storybook. Jagged and cracked in places like the shell of a hatching chick, “Champignon” by Donald J. Gordon visiting artist and lecturer Fritz Dietel, nonetheless shimmers a smooth, honey rich amber, polished to… Keep Reading

Arts/Music in Spaces

Diet Cig and Calypso Baby Preform at Olde Club Show

The crispness of fall came early and the Olde Club show started late last Friday evening. That night the first major concert with an off-campus group performing went off without a hitch. It featured music from two experimental pop groups,  By 10 p.m a crowd had already started to form and it was sizable though… Keep Reading


The Viewing Experience of “A Period of Animate Existence”

On Thursday, the Lang Music Department housed an experimental work of fantastic theatrical imagination. Created by the composer/filmmaker Troy Herion, scenic designer Mimi Lien, and director Dan Rothenberg ’95, this play challenged the audience to envision a future of rapid change and unpredictable technology. Performers from the Crossing, Philadelphia Boys Choir/Philadelphia Girls Choir, Philomusica, and… Keep Reading


Announcing a Poetry Contest!

By the Arts Section To all those able to publicly bare their souls to the oldest student run paper on campus: the Phoenix Arts Section, in pursuit of the above stated principles of renewal, is trying out a series of weekly campus-wide arts contests. In addition to publishing the winner in our paper copies, we… Keep Reading


Changes in the Arts Department and Changes in the Art Section

Infrastructure changes have affected the art department both by changing the use allocation of existing space and adding new spaces that are eventually destined to be ceded to the art department. The demolition of Papazian was completed over the summer as was the construction of a new but temporary building called Whittier. Whittier is currently… Keep Reading


The National’s “Sleep Well Beast” Album Review

The Cincinnati indie rockers don’t get any more melancholic than this as they reminisce on beauty long passed. The National has enjoyed a steady following  throughout their career, reaching an indelible peak with their album “Boxer and High Violet”. After releasing their album “Trouble Will Find Me” in 2013, The National return fours years later… Keep Reading


Worthstock and LSE Artists!

  With only a few days to go, the Worthstock committee announced who will perform for Worthstock and LSE. The Worthstock committee is a group of students who undertake the responsibility of working with the administration to reach out and book artists for Worthstock. For the freshman out there, Worthstock is a yearly tradition constituting… Keep Reading

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