Arts and Culture (page 23)

November 3, 2016

Alexa Allen ’98 is Noted Designer, Artist, and Craftswoman

Alexa Allen ’98 is a craftswoman who creates eco-friendly furniture for children, designer handbags, and high-end metal art for collectors. The Scripps College alumna and her beautiful designs are featured […]

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October 31, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Tessie Prakas, Assistant Professor of English

Tessie Prakas’s research focuses on early modern poetry and poetics, and especially on devotional lyric. Her current book project, Poetic Priesthood: Reformed Ministry and Radical Verse in the Seventeenth Century, argues that early modern poetry often served to provide models for religious devotion that were distinct from, and sometimes antithetical to, the established church. Her teaching focuses largely on Shakespeare, 16th- and 17th-century poetry, and on the relationship between music and literature.

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October 28, 2016

Spotlight on Students: Isabella Ramos ’17

Though students might know her for the matcha green tea Rice Krispies treats she often made as an employee at the Motley Coffeehouse, lately, Scripps senior Isabella Ramos has been up to a lot more than baking. These days, you won’t find her behind the counter at the Motley, but rather on a couch, finalizing plans for the weeklong Noh Theater Festival.

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October 25, 2016

Noh Festival Brings Japanese Theater to Scripps

Five years ago, Scripps Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley met Koji Nakano, a professor of music composition at Burapha University in Thailand. Now, they have come together in celebration […]

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October 20, 2016

World Premiere Performance of Japanese Noh Theatre at Scripps

World premiere performance of Japanese Noh theatre at Claremont’s Scripps College introduces American audiences to oldest major theatre art still performed today On October 29, 2016, Scripps College in Claremont, […]

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Visiting Faculty: Koji Nakano: Award-Winning Composer Visits Scripps for the Noh Theater Festival

This October, award-winning composer and educator Koji Nakano will be a visiting faculty member at Scripps College. Recipient of the Erma Taylor O’Brien Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Nakano will present lectures and workshops during his two-week stay as well as attend the premiere of his latest work, Imagined Sceneries, composed for Scripps and Pomona faculty and students. Imagined Sceneries was co-commissioned as part of the Japanese Noh theater festival by Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley and Isabella Ramos ’17.

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October 14, 2016

Scripps Alumna Ellie McElvain Featured in L.A. Weekly

Freelance comedy writer and stand-up comic Ellie McElvain ’14, featured in L.A. Weekly, is co-producer at a weekly comedy club where well-known L.A. comics come to test their new material. […]

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October 6, 2016

Maria Hinojosa Shares Message of Diverse Storytelling at Scripps College

Award-winning news anchor and reporter Maria Hinojosa shared her experiences as the first Latina journalist at National Public Radio, and her successes and challenges telling stories “about the America that […]

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September 29, 2016

Erica Tyron ’92 Keeps College Radio Station KSPC 88.7 FM Running

Erica Tyron ’92 shepherds the operations of KSPC 88.7 FM radio station, as well as decades of students who have worked there to learn the business and serve as DJs “spinning” cutting-edge music in the roughly 35-mile radius where the station is heard. As Director of College Radio at the station, Tyron’s leadership and passion for her work and the radio station’s role in the community is chronicled in a recent article in the Claremont Courier.

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Spotlight on Alumnae: Dwandalyn Reece ’85: Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

On September 24, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened to the public with a ceremony officiated by President Barack Obama. Congress established the museum in 2003, and its site, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was selected in 2006. Over the past decade, the building was designed and constructed, more than 30,000 objects were amassed for the still-growing permanent collection, and key curators and staff have been selected to lead the fledgling institution, including Scripps alumna Dwandalyn Reece ’85, NMAAHC curator of music and performing arts.

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