Daily Archives: March 3, 2009

Women and Art Music (WAM!) perform next Monday

The newly formed Women and Art Music (WAM!) group will be giving its first public performance next Monday, March 9, at 8 PM in Fairchild Chapel. WAM! is a group of ten women musicians from Oberlin who are dedicated to celebrate women in the ever-growing new music scene by performing works by living women new music performers. WAM!’s inaugural performance will be the piece “six for new time,” by Pauline Oliveros. This piece holds special significance as Oliveros composed the piece ten years ago this month in Oberlin. Learn more about WAM! at its site.

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Posted by on March 3, 2009 in Uncategorized


Office of Undergraduate Research Presentations

This Thursday, pack your lunch and come to Wilder 101 for the presentations of Research Fellows who have been working in, you guessed it- Art!

First up at 12:20 is junior art history major Victoria Werner, whose paper is Assessing Small Finds as an Archaeological Conservator: Case Studies from Ancient Italy and Egypt. Werner’s sponsor was Archeology and Art History Professor Susan Kane, with whom Werner has spent summers on digs in the Sangro Valley.

At 12:50, senior art history major Natasha Davis reports on Urban Reclamation: The Role of Politicized Street Art in Berlin. Davis has now been researching street art in Berlin for two years as an OCRF, and her talk promises to be especially exciting.

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Posted by on March 3, 2009 in Obie Sighting


Architecture events this week

This week the Clarence Ward “Transnational Modernisms” Architectural series continues with a visit by Ken Tadashi Oshima from University of Washington. On March 7, Saturday, at 5:00 PM, Oshima will be giving a public talk on the Czech architects Antonin and NoĆ©mi Raymond, the design team that help introduce modernist architecture in Japan. On Sunday, March 8, Oshima will be leading a group to Toledo to look at The Glass Pavilion. This is especially exciting as Oshima has curated the first retrospective of the architectural firm that designed the Pavilion, SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa). If you wish to come on the tour of The Glass Pavilion, please contact John Harwood by 5 PM on Wednesday March 4, so you can reserve a space on the bus. The event will run from 10 AM until 3:30 PM. Oshima’s bio can be found after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 3, 2009 in Visiting Speaker