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Tiffany Bauman    Thursday, April 10, 2014
In her piece, “Victorious Secret,” artist Angela Lorenz ’83 uses nine mosaic panels based on ancient depictions of women as athletic competitors in an effort to restore the image of women as elite athletes and not “dancing bikini girls.” Lorenz was one of eight alumni artists whose work was featured in the collective exhibit “What Artists Study.” Their pieces were organized around four major themes: Material Culture, Nature, Dystopia and Allegory. The exhibition was coordinated by the...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Crowded around a blushing Lila Dolan ’15, the MIT Logarhythms delivered a romantic musical mashup to the delight of the audience in Kemper Auditorium. The Friday night performance was part of A Capella Night, which featured harmonized live performances from a variety of local groups including Azure, The Yorkies, Keynotes and the MIT Logarhythms, MIT’s all-male a cappella group. The singers of Azure, all donning black clothing, opened the night with a lively rendition of “Big Girls Don...
Kalina Ko    Thursday, April 10, 2014
The musical works of classical masterminds Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn and Frédéric Chopin filled Cochran Chapel Sunday afternoon as John Gibson ’15 performed in a piano concert. The concert began with “Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Minor” by Bach. With a slow, simple melody and underlying chords, the piece gradually added more and more layers as it progressed. It centered around two complementary melodic voices, which created a dynamic musical conversation in...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Dressed in floor-length white skirts, Emily Ewing ’14, Marion Kudla ’15 and Elizabeth McGonagle ’16 twirled across the stage in Tang Theater, using their high kicks to let the white material billow and fly around them. Backed by student jazz musicians, they executed their precise routine in front of vividly colored projections on the stage wall. Dancers from Andover Dance Group (ADG), led by Erin Strong, Instructor and Chair in Theater and Dance, student jazz musicians, overseen by Peter...
Indiana Sobol    Thursday, April 10, 2014
American students are currently ranked 32nd in the world in mathematics, a statistic that Ethan Brown ’17 calls “embarrassing” and hopes to combat. Brown, who calls himself a “mathemagician,” has been performing what he calls “math with jazz hands” for four years. He became interested in mathemagics after discovering complex mental math strategies through a book by Dr. Arthur Benjamin, who performs shows similar to Brown’s. Through his shows, which include a variety of math tricks,...
Michelle Koh    Thursday, April 3, 2014
With a crimson apple at his side, a newsboy armed with fresh, hot-off-the-press newspapers grins down from a painting at visitors entering the gallery. Holding a copy of The Phillipian tucked under one arm, a live model mimics the boy’s pose in the painting “News Boy” by Henry Inman in front of an audience of diligent artists. On Sunday afternoon, the Addison Gallery of American Art invited visitors to a drawing session at 2:00 p.m., featuring the Addison’s new exhibition “Eye on the...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, April 3, 2014
Equipped with a pair of white lint-free gloves, Jamie Kaplowitz moves from photo to photo, drawing an English class’s attention to the details of images selected for the class. Kaplowitz’ job, a natural extension of her lifelong love for art, centers on creating meaningful connections between students and art. “I’ve always been an art kid. I always loved expressing myself and always took art classes after school when I was younger. Art has been a big part of the way I express myself and a...
Alexis Lefft    Thursday, April 3, 2014
Is the pen mightier than the sword? If you were to ask Lily Rockefeller ’14, a three-year Senior, New York City native and creative writer, the answer to this question would be a no-brainer. “[Last year for Spanish class], I was doing this research for an essay, and I was reading this semiotic linguist, and he was saying that the word for table and the table itself are inherently linked. What’s cool about that is that you can’t separate the word and the thing. In a way, words can describe...
Lily Rockefeller    Thursday, April 3, 2014
The two of them are walking in the field, stepping against the bend of snow-dusted grasses under which mice and wood voles scrounge. Winter is not far away. “It’s nice to be back,” he says, breaking their silence. The wind bends the grasses, scatters the light snow in ghosts of gusts. It catches the edges of their jackets, billowing them open; he crosses his arms over his quilted coat to keep it closed. “I missed this landscape,” she agrees as if she were just thinking the same thing,...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, March 27, 2014
Judith Dolkart, Deputy Director of Art and Archival Collections and Gund Family Chief Curator at The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was announced as the next Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art on Wednesday. Dolkart was chosen by a search committee that included several Andover teachers, Andover Board of Trustees members, Addison staff members and members of the Addison Board of Governors. “We are delighted to welcome Judith to Phillips Academy and the Addison...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, March 27, 2014
As a teenager, Chris “Daze” Ellis began his artistic career tagging subway cars in 1970s New York City. In the years since, Daze has successfully transitioned to the canvas, using spray paint as well as oil and acrylic in his work. A celebrated painter, Daze is bringing his talents to Andover as the Addison Gallery of American Art’s Spring 2014 Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence. His exhibition, “Street Talk: Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis in Dialogue with the Collection,” will open in May. “I was...
Julia Donovan    Thursday, March 27, 2014
In the video for their latest single, Arianna Warsaw-Fan ’04 and Meta Weiss ’05 are chased by security guards after interrupting a Marilyn Monroe performance. The single is not the latest pop hit, but a rendition of the classical standard “Stars and Stripes Forever,” by John Phillip Sousa. Producing music videos is just one of the ways Warsaw-Fan and Weiss, who met at an Andover open house in 2001, are working to modernize classical music. Performing as duoW, Warsaw-Fan and Weiss have...

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