Arts and Culture (page 3)

October 27, 2022

Graciela Vega ’93 Curates Art for Her Community

Reflecting on her current line of work, Vega credits Scripps College’s art department for planting her artistic seed and allowing it to flourish.

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October 12, 2022

Martha Gonzalez Awarded Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

The fellowship, also known as a “genius grant,” awards $800,000 to fuel the future achievements of extraordinarily talented and creative individuals.

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October 5, 2022

Suzanne Keen Reviews Furnace Creek in Los Angeles Review of Books

Keen hails it as a “hilarious and heart-rending” recasting of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations in the Civil Rights-era South.

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August 18, 2022

Demiana Ibrahim ’24 Shares Egyptian Classical Music With a Wider Audience

“I believe mid-20th century Egyptian music is so special and beautiful, and I wanted to find a way to help it reach a broader audience.”

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July 22, 2022

President Suzanne Keen’s Empathy and Reading Now Available from Routledge

“As people, it’s in our nature to relate to one another’s stories,” Keen explains. “When we read novels with a sense of empathy, we come away with an improved sense of other people’s perspectives and experiences that are quite different from our own.”

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Corina Silverstein ’25 Uses Research to Expand Chicanx and Latinx Art Representation

Silverstein is helping expand the collection of Chicanx and Latinx art at the El Paso Museum of Art, with a focus on the representation of women and queer artists.

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June 29, 2022

Remembering Scripps’ Iconic Professor Emerita of Art History, Dr. Samella Lewis

An art historian, curator, and celebrated visual artist, Lewis devoted her life to spotlighting other Black creatives.

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March 30, 2022

Paul Soldner’s Colorado Home Accepted into Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program

Professor Emeritus Paul Soldner’s home in Aspen, Colorado, was one of seven new sites accepted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program (HAHS).

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March 29, 2022

Tia Blassingame to Serve as Distinguished Speaker at Pennsylvania State University

Tia Blassingame, director of the Scripps College Press and assistant professor of art, will serve as one of three distinguished speakers at Pennsylvania State University Libraries’ 2022 Charles W. Mann Jr. Lecture in the Book Arts.

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February 3, 2022

Scripps College’s 77th Ceramic Annual Opens February 5

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery will host Scripps College’s 77th Ceramic Annual, the longest ongoing exhibition of contemporary ceramics in the nation, from February 5–April 17, 2022. The exhibition, curated by Petaluma-based visual artist Ashwini Bhat, is free and open to the public.

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