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Lefkowitz Gives A Talk On His Paintings At The Blanton Museum Of Art23 September 2013
David Lefkowitz, Associate Professor of Art, presented a lecture on September 19 on his paintings from the series Fixtures, which were on display in the exhibition Lifelike at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas from June 23 to September 22.
Lifelike was an international, multigenerational group exhibition organized by the Walker Art Center that featured 75 works from the 1960s to the present by leading figures in contemporary art, such as Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, James Casebere, Vija Celmins, Keith Edmier, Robert Gober, Ron Mueck, Mungo Thomson, and Ai Weiwei, and illuminated artists’ enduring fascination with realism.
Jimsen Receives Jerome Foundation Grant18 September 2013
Laska Jimsen, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, has received a Jerome Foundation “Film and Video Grant” of $15,000 in support of the production of Deer in North America. This documentary essay film explores the contradictory and mythologized relationships between human beings and deer.
The September edition of NPR Music’s “Heavy Rotation” includes a track by Laura Veirs ’97. ‘That Alice’ from the 2013 album Warp & Weft is one of “Ten Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing.”
Gao Wins Grant from Minnesota State Arts Board4 September 2013
Gao Hong, Lecturer in Chinese Musical Instruments, has been awarded a $53,600 “Folk and Traditional Arts” grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. As a master pipa player, this grant supports Gao in promoting and preserving the traditional Pudong style of pipa music, and in giving concerts and lectures in three Minnesota locations.
R. Kayeen Thomas, Carleton Class of 2006, was awarded the Phillis Wheatley Book Award for First Fiction at the 15th annual Harlem Book Fair on July 19 at the Langston Hughes Auditorium of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City. Thomas was honored for his critically-acclaimed novel “Antebellum” (Simon & Schuster/Strebor Books 2012), for which Thomas also received a nomination for a 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Debut Author. Past recipients of the Phillis Wheatley Award include Maya Angelou, Gordon Parks, and Terry McMillan.
4 June 2013
Carleton student videographer Andy Rodgers ’16 captured some footage during the College’s annual International Festival at the Weitz Center for Creativitiy.
Carleton Art Professors’ Work Featured in 25th Anniversary Celebration of Minneapolis Sculpture Garden17 May 2013
In a new installation celebrating 25 years of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the work of Carleton College art professors David Lefkowitz and Stephen Mohring is featured in “Walker on the Green: Artist-Designed Mini Golf.” The Walker Art Center invites the public to play two eight-hole courses, featuring individual holes created by various architects, artists, engineers, machinists, and mini-golf aficionados. The new interactive installation features everything from garden gnomes masquerading as foosball players to a scale model of a French chateau, along with mazes, gopher holes, and contours mapped from the course of the legendary Augusta National Golf Club. The result is a delight for both serious golf purists and lovers of outdoor kitsch.
9 May 2013
Former Carleton College cinema & media studies (CAMS) instructor Eric Tretbar, Class of 1986, returns to campus this Saturday, May 11, for the Northfield premiere of his latest feature film, “Girl Meets Bike.” This local screening will take place at 7 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The 105-minute film will be followed by a Q & A session with Tretbar, along with members of the cast and crew. The screening is free and opening to the public. Please note that the film is unrated but includes adult content.
London Gives Keynote Address at Musical Metre in Comparative Perspective Conference19 April 2013
Justin London, professor of music, gave the Keynote Address, “Toward a Global Understanding of Musical Metre,” at the Musical Metre in Comparative Perspective conference, which took place March 4 through 6. The conference was dedicated to Professor London’s work on cross-cultural models of musical rhythm and meter, and featured respondents and scholars from North America, Scandinavia, and the European Union. London also presented a second paper, “Stravinsky’s Hiccups: Cognitive and Aesthetic Aspects of Metric Ambiguity,” in addition to his keynote.
17 March 2013
The end of winter term brought a plethora of musical performances by several different student ensembles including the Carleton Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble, the Chinese Music Ensemble, and more.