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Art as a force of change

On Thursday, Oct. 5, the environmental studies program, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and the arts department co-hosted an event called “Imagine! Art, Environment and Social Change.” The interdisciplinary panel presentation and discussion featured three women who work at the intersection of art, the environment and justice. The three panelists were Ciara… Keep Reading

Arts/Music in Spaces

Through sound and shape: Alonzo King LINES Ballet performance

Title: Through sound and shape: Alonzo King LINES Ballet performance Author: Jessica Yang, Arts Writer   Celebrated contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES seeks to explore the possibilities of movement and instill new meanings to traditional ballet. The company was founded in 1982 and is guided by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King. It… Keep Reading


Kitao Holds First Ever First Year Arts Showcase

  Freshman cannot live in Worth, cannot be Residential Assistants, and they cannot even declare their majors. However, last Friday’s show at Kitao proved that they can be artists, and quite good ones at that. Kitao, Swarthmore’s student run arts space, held their first ever first year student showcase. Maral Gaeeni ‘18, an Art History… Keep Reading


Peter and Donna Thomas Present Book Art in McCabe

Standing in a pool of golden afternoon sunlight with a gentle mechanical whir filling the air, visiting book artists Peter and Donna Thomas held up a single translucent sheet of freshly pressed paper. The crowd of students surrounding the artists passed around the dewy and pale pink sheet, silently admiring its fragile strength. On Monday, … Keep Reading


Making Music: First-years at Swarthmore

An eclectic mix of classical, choral, jazz, hip-hop, and rock defines the Swarthmore music scene. The college offers many opportunities for musicians to perform and connect with others to play and produce music through the music department as well as several clubs and venues. The Swarthmore Gospel Choir, Chaverim, and WSRN all provide venues for… Keep Reading

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