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CD sales to support ABSS art education

Alamance County musicians are a close-knit bunch. So when word got out that Elon University’s senior sound and video specialist Bryan Baker was looking for musicians to record a CD to benefit a charitable organization, he found 20 artists willing to sit down in a recording studio and make art happen. As a part of … Continue reading

Lecturer on controversial art offers other options for interpretation

Mysoon Rizk, an associate professor of Art History at the University of Toledo spoke about the artist David Wojnarowicz and his controversial art video “A Fire in My Belly” Tuesday night in Yeager Recital Hall. Wojnarowicz was a mixed-media performance artist who lived and worked in New York City in the 1980’s until his death … Continue reading

‘The Record’ takes viewers back to the days of vinyl

Most Elon University students are right at the cusp of the age where they may never have purchased a vinyl record, ripped the plastic off, unwrapped the disc from its sleeve and physically put needle to the ridge. In an age of MP3s, CDs are almost extinct and cassettes are all but a memory. Yet, … Continue reading

More space, more art, more to love: North Carolina Museum of Art reopening

After three years of renovation and collection and seven months of being closed to the public, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh reopened to the public April 24. The museum renovation added a 127,000-square-foot building to house the museum’s permanent collection, restaurant and store. With white walls and blond floors, the interior of … Continue reading

Words, songs and dances of praise: Affinity’s open-mic night draws talent from the faithful

A lone podium and a chair lit by a portable soft light, throwing shadows on a hefty keyboard and what looks to be an old-fashioned broadcast microphone. Welcome to Affinity’s first open-mic night. Affinity is a Christian Bible study and prayer group formed this academic year after almost three years of work. Founding members saw … Continue reading

Contradictions coalesce into confabulations: Khaled Mattawa’s Libyan-Arabic-American poetry

Born in Libya, raised in Louisiana. Majored in political science and economics, mastered in English and creative writing; Khaled Mattawa’s life is one of opposites. His poetry, which he read to a small audience in Yeager Recital Hall on Feb. 24, deals with such contradictions. The narrator of any given poem could be a woman … Continue reading

‘Hot Air’ opens up, up and away

Students, parents and faculty braved the remnants of tropical storm Ida last Thursday to attend the opening reception for the Student Juried Exhibition, “Hot Air?” The theme of the exhibition encouraged students to think outside of the traditional art “box” and to make art that is not “hot air”, but that means more than just … Continue reading

Student Juried Exhibition blows ‘hot air’

Who’s full of hot air? Elon University artists, that’s who. The theme of this year’s Student Juried Exhibition, “Hot Air?,” promises to inspire many of the best and brightest artists Elon has to offer. Hosted annually by the students of ART 380: Professional Practice, the SJE is an opportunity for Elon’s artists, regardless of major, … Continue reading

An experiential exhibit: Arts West opens new gallery

Art can be many things — a painting, a photograph, a sculpture, even a film. Rarely, though, is it a room with walls made of latex. Well, not just latex. Three makeshift muslin walls, coated in latex, with eight-inch LCD screens in the center and one screen dangling from the ceiling make up the latest … Continue reading

Art group attempts to sketch out future at Elon

One of Elon’s newest student organizations, Art Guild, is looking to make a big splash this year. Founded last year, Art Guild is a symposium for all student artists, regardless of intended major. Junior Erin Day, the Guild’s president and an art history major, stresses that Art Guild is not just for the “creative” types. … Continue reading


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