Conversation Through Art

Artist Michaela Pilar Brown Visits Guilford by Annie Lattimore The artist, Michaela Pilar Brown’s project “Burying Seeds” is full of personal pieces based on the body and her idea of home. During her talk in the Guilford College Art Gallery on Thursday night, she spoke about identity, history, and race. Brown also spoke on her life and the state of our country during President Trump’s travel ban. After taking some time off of her art to become a caregiver andRead more

Revisting Narratives with Romare Bearden

When I think about where I come from, I return to the first house I ever lived in. It was pale pink, or peach as my dad liked to argue, with olive green shutters. The inside was just as tacky — reminiscent of the 70’s, there were green tiled floors and wood paneled walls. The living room was where I spent most of my time sitting on our white, spongy couch watching Free Willy with my older sister, Alice. SheRead more

First-Year Perspective on Guilford’s Art Requirement

Since Guilford College has been tweeting and sending out congratulations to all the incoming First-Years for fall 2014, I thought I might play up a bit of why the arts requirement is important to take and then share it with all these fresh, new faces via social media. The brick wall I hit was realizing this meant I would have to interview multiple current first-year students. Interviews are weird and awkward. I’ll be the first to admit it. So aRead more

Let’s Get Real: Photo II/III

Last Tuesday afternoon I decided to visit the photo studio, except on my way there I realized, “Wait…where exactly is it?”. That’s right, I’m a senior art student and I am embarrassed to admit that I didn’t know where to find the photo studio in Hege- Cox until last week. It’s a tough place to find and while seemingly hidden away in the basement of the building, this space is by no means discrete. Over the past week I hadRead more

Two Cents from the Soap Box

You may be familiar with the popular statement, “The Earth without art is just ‘Eh’.” It’s one of my favorite sayings.     A few things have influenced my decision to bring this topic back around for discussion: One, it’s almost constantly swimming around in my head. Two, going to the open discussion last Thursday in the gallery got the gears grinding even more than usual. Three, the phase of the project I’ve started in my theatrical design class  relatesRead more

UnSilencing Violence

Content Warning: This article contains depictions and discussions of sexual violence and (non)consensual sexual activity. Here is a word defined by Susanna Westberg that you most likely will not find in the Webster Dictionary, but may have more meaning than the average lingo: UnSilence verb 1. to break silence, speak out or share what may have previously been silenced by self or others Try thinking of unsilencing as a form of storytelling, only the story that is being told isRead more

Modernism: Unlearning with Forecast Music at Reynolda House

I thought I knew what music sounded like until I went to see Brooklyn Sounds: Copland Meets the Moderns presented by Forecast Music at Reynolda House this past Saturday. In my world I thought that there were several elements that music needs to be, well, music; like rhythm, a beat, harmony and chord progressions. So I’m at this concert and while the musicians are tuning their instruments, I’m thinking this is going to be something like Beethoven’s Minuet in GRead more

Monks make Mandala with Marble Dust

According to legend, vampires are very obsessive compulsive – the myths say that if salt or sand is spilled in front of them, they will have to count each grain before continuing on their blood-sucking quest to turn you into their next meal. Although this opening is, admittedly, a shameless nod to Halloween, Dracula would have had a hard time pursuing anyone in Dana auditorium this week: From the morning of Monday the 28th to the afternoon of Halloween, BuddhistRead more

ECLECTION – A Reason to Get Off Campus!

Ah, Kernersville. (Deep, contented sigh.) It’s kind of wonderful for me walking through the streets of my hometown. It has a charm that can’t be matched – and adding to that charm is the blossoming art atmosphere of downtown. Among the historic, brick-front buildings of North Main Street, shops showcasing the beauties of local artisans have opened up for business and fit perfectly into the friendly, southern atmosphere of Kernersville. In the past I’ve touched on this topic in theRead more

Let Community Voices Be Heard!

“Art is what makes us move here at Guilford. It gives a voice.” – Anonymous “The Art Gallery should stay open because art unites people. The gallery brings students, alumni, and visitors together to enjoy the beauty of art!” – Casey, ‘14 “The art gallery in the library is an invaluable source of culture and beauty on this campus. Guilford would be worse without it!” – Kelsey, ‘14 “Sometimes it’s not enough for people to have a creative outlet –Read more