We're moving!

We're moving our new stories to Denison.edu, the college's super-sweet mothership. Over time, we'll be moving some of our best past stories from TheDEN over there too. In the meantime, we've made available an archive of all stories here. This archive will be available for a few months before this site is permanently shut down. See you at Denison.edu! - June 2016

Blog Archives

Come closer

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Capturing the experience of the tiny tutti tasting tour 2016 in words is difficult, given the multifaceted performances along with the overall broad artistic vision. Yet, I think Adam Weinberg put it best in the beginning of the event, when

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Written By: Landon Slangerup '17

Meet the new class

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Every January brings the start of the spring semester, snow, and a meeting of the Board of Trustees, who make the final decision to award tenure to a crop of eligible associate professors. In a small busy community that’s constantly

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‘Capture a fear’

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Standing at the corner of Broadway and Prospect Street, Javier Rodriguez ’16 was faced with a decision. Holding his camera, he stared at the Granville village residents mingling outside of the quaint storefronts. They were the strangers he came to

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Place your bids

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If you’re going to see the registrar, the president, or the provost in their offices this week, you’ll find the second floor hallway of Doane Academy converted into an impromptu art gallery — a collection of student prints and paintings

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Tutti = all together

Tutti = all together

    Last week, almost 40 composers braved the snow and subzero temperatures to travel to Granville from Florida, California, Texas, and other locales one would not lightly desert for icy Ohio. They were motivated by the prospect of hearing

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Written By: Rachel Morrison '15
Photo Credits: Tim Black Photography, Jenny Kim '16

Outside the box

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There’s always the creative process underlying any piece of artwork — a sculpture, a photograph, a painting — but Sheilah Wilson, assistant professor of art, wanted students in her Intermediate Photography class to think about the practicality of it all.

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Photo Credits: Graham Gettel '15, Devin Compan '15, Nora Victoroff '15, Holly Hamlin '15, Logan Floyd '16, Javier Rodriguez '16, Charlie Hoffman '18, Jonathan Vega '15, Rebecca Nisenbaum'16, Emma Reasoner '15

Imagining the other

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In a true liberal arts pairing, science joined fine arts this past semester for an imaginative exercise in description and interpretation. Physics Professor Steve Doty’s “Life, Death, and Aliens” partnered with Ron Abram’s “Introduction to Drawing” class, and the end

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Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16

Bowls on bowls on bowls

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Two Fridays ago, the hallways of the Bryant Arts Center were lined with bowls. Some were perfectly round; others were endearingly lopsided; many were decorated with everything from polka dots to SpongeBob SquarePants; but all were unique. And all were

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Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16, Payton Hoang '17

Sketchbooks, not smartphones

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It’s fall y’all! This means two things at Denison: pumpkin chai River Road lattes and urges to Instagram. Signs of our seasonal fixations are already spreading across campus with people stopping abruptly on Chapel Walk to capture Swasey outlined in

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Written By: Rose Schrott '14
Photo Credits: Jenny Kim '16

Blossoming artist

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UPDATE: (April 3, 2013) Congratulations to Chelsea for winning this year’s “People’s Choice Award” at the AICOU Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts event held today at Denison — a well-deserved recognition! Senior Chelsea Flowers has something extra special to

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Columbus in color

Columbus In Color

If you’re planning a stay at the new Hilton in downtown Columbus anytime soon, be sure to look up when checking in. There, above the front desk, you’ll find a new work called “Skyline” by Christian Faur, Denison’s director of

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Art magnified

Rachel Laughlin '14 used images of bacteria cultures in her Advanced Photogray course.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” When you’re a kid, you can answer this question differently each day. As you get older, the question becomes more and more difficult, especially when you find yourself at a

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Written By: Megan Worden ’15

You are special (and you are not alone)

You Are Special (and You Are Not Alone)

After graduation ceremonies this spring, Xiaoshi “Vivian” Qin ’12 didn’t have much time to relax and rest on her laurels. The studio arts and communication double major was booked by the Roy G. Biv gallery in Columbus to take part in a

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Photo Credits: Courtesy of Xiaoshi "Vivian" Qin '12

The people’s choice

The People's Choice

The people have spoken. Brittany Kunkel has just won the People’s Choice Award, an exclusive recognition conferred during this year’s AICUO Awards for Excellence in the Visual Arts. A senior from Yardley, Pa., Kunkel was one of 19 top artists

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Photo Credits: Brittany Kunkel '12

Sculpting the ‘Unseen’

Sculpting The Unseen

When Xiaoshi “Vivian” Qin ’12 (Guangzhou, China) began her studio art project, she set out to explore her spirituality. The project, titled Unseen, took a topic that is sometimes difficult to describe and channeled it through sculpture. Inspired by artists

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Denison in the Blogosphere (1/6/11)

Ryan Humbert and Emily Bates '04. Photo courtesy of RyanHumbert.com.

We’re always hunting down interesting Denison-related content on the interwebs, and, periodically, we’ll share the best of this content with you on TheDEN. In today’s fix of Denisonia, we’ve got one alum rocking out and another putting her studio art

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Photo Credits: ThoraThinks Press, YouTube, RyanHumbert.com

Bowl-ing downhill

Bowl-ing Downhill

Down “the Hill” resides a place of creativity, brilliance and energy — the Bryant Arts Center, which is just a couple of years old (in its current state, at least). I fear too few have ventured down to explore this

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Written By: Stetson Thacker '14
Photo Credits: Xiaoshi Qin '12
Video Credits: Brandon Hummons '13

The brush strokes of reconciliation

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Early this year, Erin Saul ’11 traveled across the Atlantic to work at a peace and reconciliation center in Northern Ireland. Much of her time was spent working with the people of Ireland, but in the quiet moments, she found

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Finding art in unlikely places

Fast-forward through the decades to “You’ve come a long way baby,” an exhibit co-curated by Natalie Marsh and museum interns Hannah Miller ’12 and Melissa Grannetino ’12, and based on research by Robert Jackler of Stanford University. The wall-to-wall display of cigarette advertisements creates a cube of colorful snapshots into the past, including a bride posing with a pack of smokes. Many of the ads parallel the women’s liberation movement by portraying cigarettes as “torches of freedom.” The advertisements depict smoking as part of every social experience, from cocktail parties, to sailing, to horseback riding. They often feature blithe phrases as free as the smoke trailing towards the black frames, encouraging women to “believe in yourself” and “be happy – go Lucky.”

By Natalie Olivo ’13 Except for the lack of sirens and car horns blaring in Granville, the Denison Museum feels like it’s tucked into a cultural corner of downtown Manhattan. Flanking the entrance is a room with glass walls that

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