Arts

Kingsley: A Vomelette of a Book

Even if his allegations are true, towing readers through this slogfest feels like an act of hazing itself. Lohse becomes our pledgemaster.

 

‘Boyhood’ (2014) an honest homage to growing up, youth

Following the growth of Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from age 6 to 18, "Boyhood" (2014) captures the midnight Harry Potter book releases, the Britney Spears songs and the Razr phones vital to the childhoods of Generation Y. On the way, the film wins viewers over with its honest, moving depiction of the trials and tribulations of growing up.

 

Kira Garden showcases sculpture by Upper Valley artists

Several works of art are currently on display in Kira’s Garden, an outdoor sculpture garden at the Alliance for the Visual Arts Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon. “Arabesque” joins nearly a dozen other works of art in the Garden, each of which was submitted by an Upper Valley artist.

 

Hoffman thrills in final performance as ‘A Most Wanted Man’

 

Civil rights artwork comes to Hood

 

Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' entertains with heartfelt angst

 

Students, faculty reflect on summer arts at Hopkins Center

Completing a slate that included performances from the New York Theatre Workshop, Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and a documentary screening by filmmaker Ken Burns, the Hopkins Center’s summer programming will draw to a close in the coming weeks as the academic quarter ends. Reflecting back on the term, students, staff and faculty identified a number of highlights across disciplines offered at the Center.

 

‘Burning’ exhibit explores identity

From July 12 to August 10, a bronze boy wept in the Hood Museum of Art. The statue was a part of artist and Montgomery Fellow Enrique Martínez Celaya’s exhibition “Burning As It Were a Lamp.” Along with the statue, the exhibition included fragments of a mirror and two paintings of angels, one captioned “I remember nothing” and the other captioned “I remember everything.”

 

Documentary to spotlight Ellsworth Kelly’s early life

Kelly’s beginnings as an artist and the events that inspired his works are the subject of “Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments” (2007), a documentary by Checkerboard Film Foundation the Hood Museum of Art will screen Thursday. Hood director Michael Taylor will introduce the documentary and guide the spotlight tour of Kelly’s panels after the screening. The film, he said, will explore the artist’s “subdued style,” referencing Kelly’s focus on things like the reflection of light in a window, unlike the more visceral subjects of his contemporaries.

 

Lazarus to give special screening of new film

Taking its name from the weapon that David uses to face the giant Goliath, “SlingShot” — a new documentary directed by Paul Lazarus ’76 — follows the story of inventor Dean Kamen, who invented the Slingshot water purifier to tackle the lack of clean drinking water across the globe. The film will have a special advanced screening tomorrow in Loew Auditorium, followed by a discussion session with Lazarus.

 

Sophomore auditions for New York production of 'Carmen'