Making Their Mark

Artists and members of the Northfield, Carleton, and St. Olaf communities celebrated learning—past, present, and future—at an October “Chalk Slam” sponsored by the Perlman Teaching Museum. Classroom blackboards in the Weitz Center for Creativity (retained from its former life as a middle school) were blank slates that participants filled with drawings, diagrams, doodles, and more.


 

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Carleton students Rose Cherneff ’13 (Belmont, Mass.) and Chloe Zelkha ’13 (Woodside, Calif.) presented “The Butterfly Effect,” a diagram they created with their housemates to show how the world’s problems are connected. 


 

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St. Olaf art professor Guido Alvarez’s new media class replicated his complex design one square at a time. When finished, the piece bore a quote sometimes attributed to French artist Marcel Duchamp: “Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”


 

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Northfield Girl Scout Troop 22667 drew a colorful scene complete with flowers, jack-o’-lanterns, and a dragon.

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