Arts Blog

  • May 27, 2015

    COMPOSITE brings together senior art majors

    Walk into the museum to enter a realm of varied artworks: painted plexiglas portraits hanging off the ceiling, an interactive sculptural piece with cut-out maps and viewers’ personal stories, woodblock printed books scattered across a table. Composite, an exhibition at the Braucher Gallery of the Perlman Teaching Museum, showcases recent work from this year’s 14 senior studio art majors. The show is scheduled at the end of the academic year and the end of these majors’ Carleton careers.  However not all objects represent a “final year project” (or COMPS); some students choose to present more recent post-COMPS projects.

    All fourteen sets of work share a delicate and attentive sensibility towards personal, social, and conceptual issues. These young artists are interested in different topics, and every approach is engaging: Hannah Jones’s photography focuses on subjective and objective experiences through a sleep study; Seana Buzbee explores the paradoxical nature of time in oil paintings; Bob Otsuka presents a mixed media installation in the small top floor Weitz galleries that speaks to personal sentiments and nostalgia. Both a conclusion and a jump-off point for these undergraduate art majors, Composite is a refreshing account of how young artists engage the world through a language that is both intimate and broad, subjective yet universal. 

  • May 27, 2015

    "Accidental Melodies" spring concert

    On Friday, May 29, two of Carleton's student-run a cappella groups will hold their spring showcase in The Cave. The Accidentals, which is an all-female group, will be teaming up with Intertwining Melodies, one of Carleton's co-ed groups, to present "Accidental Melodies". The performance will begin at 8:00PM. Read this article for an interview with senior Intertwining Melodies member Jill Poskanzer '15.

  • Just Cellin' and the Quartet
    May 24, 2015

    Just Cellin' Cello Choir's spring showcase

    Just Cellin' is a newly established, student-run cello choir at Carleton. On Sunday, May 24, at 7:30PM, Just Cellin' will present its spring showcase. Just Cellin' will be accompanied by Quartet, which is a small ensemble of independent Carleton singers. The showcase will feature a special senior performance from David Atkinson '15. ...

  • The Creation
    May 21, 2015

    Carleton Singers and Choir present "The Creation"

    On Friday, May 22, the Carleton Singers and Choir will be performing together with the Haydn Orchestra to present "The Creation", a choral masterpiece written by the world-renowned composer Franz Joseph Haydn. The concert will begin at 8:00PM in the Concert Hall and is free and open to the public. ...