Student Artist Spotlight: Anna Zittle ‘22 on the integration of music and math

When Music Professor Kirk O’Riordan asked Anna Zittle ‘22 to compose a piece for concert band last year, he probably wouldn’t have guessed it would involve an exponential function. But Zittle is a woman of many talents. A music and mathematics double major, she has spent her time at the college refining her skill in […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Kymble Clark ’22 on printmaking and self-portraiture as a means of communication and expression

Creating art is as significant and refreshing as taking a breath of fresh air, according to Kymble Clark ‘22, and it provides an outlet to explore self-identity and discover a relationship with gender that no other platform can supply. “[Art] is such a beautiful language in a way, not only to express yourself, but to […]

Student Artist Spotlight: ‘Once in a lifetime experience’: filmmaker Ethan Barsh ’21 and actor Tim Kearin ’21 discuss original short film ‘Skiff’

“Skiff” is the story of a “categorically forgettable” high school student who attempts to leave his mark on a small town in Pennsylvania. Written, directed and produced during the COVID-19 pandemic by Ethan Barsh ’21 along with his father Andy, the film was the recipient of the Best Indie Film Awards at the New York […]

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Student Artist Spotlight: Artist Gwen Goldman ’21 speaks on her intersecting passions of art and science

For Gwen Goldman ’21, the personal nature and humanism of art is what makes it so beautiful and special. The art and biology double major has always been “an artsy kid,” she said. But she didn’t take her first official art class until her freshman year in college, when she took Introduction to Drawing with […]

Student Artist Spotlight: ‘Part of my identity now’: Maggie DiGrande ’21 paints scenes inspired by her hometown, college campus

After the COVID-19 pandemic cut her study of art and architecture in Italy short, Maggie DiGrande ‘21 found a way to start sharing her artwork with others. Despite still having a painting class that continued online, DiGrande realized she needed a way to spend her time at home after she was forced to leave her […]

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Student Artist Spotlight: Katie Rice ’21 discusses music involvement and conducting experience at the college

When it comes to the arts at Lafayette, Katie Rice ’21 has nearly done it all. In the moments when she is not conducting or playing the saxophone in the pep and concert bands, singing in the concert and chamber choirs or pit directing for the Marquis Players, Rice may be found among the Arts […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Sarah Frankel ‘21 on directing plays, connecting castmates and artistic resilience in the time of COVID-19

For Sarah Frankel ’21, theater is a passion as well as a way to connect with others—even in a virtual world. As a student of the theater for over 10 years and a participant in 30 different productions, Frankel has spent much of her time at the college exploring her interests in writing and directing […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Empowerment through music: Emily Emick ’20 reflects on singing, conducting experiences

For Emily Emick ’20, music is a way to express herself. And the lessons she has learned through her experiences singing and conducting at the college have not only expressed her genuine love for classical music – they have given her an opportunity to find her place as a leader. A classically trained soprano, Emick […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Remziye Erdogan ’20 discusses integration of engineering and art

Mechanical engineering and studio art may seem like an unlikely pairing – but for Remziye Erdogan ’20, the duo is natural, and even beneficial. Erdogan, a dual art and mechanical engineering major, has spent her time on campus developing her interest in both disciplines, allowing her to further hone in on her style and expand […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Calvin Sharp ‘21 creates new music club, aims to establish permanent space for student artists

An affinity for melody and rhythm has guided Calvin Sharp’s life since a young age, and he has spent his years at Lafayette making this love for music and performance tangible for the broader college community.  “I’ve always played music. I really liked it when I was a little kid, so I wanted to play […]

Spencer Reynolds ’19 connects independent studies through fixation with human figure

Time management has been key for Spencer Reynolds ’19, an art and mechanical engineering double major who is also on the college’s club crew team. This semester, Reynolds is doing independent studies in both the engineering and art departments. He completed his senior capstone project in art at the end of the fall semester. For his […]

Music to nourish the mind: Kevin Hutchinson ’20 champions conscious rap and musical therapy

“Music is the medicine that replaces all other medicines,” said Kevin Hutchinson ’20, alias Poetik Kindle.  Sitting calmly and coolly in a laid-back chair, Hutchinson relayed his love for music and his connection to the world. For Hutchinson, listening to music is much more than popping in ear buds and bobbing your head to the […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Jonathan Arrington showcased plays, shares passion for the art of theatre

Jonathan Arrington ’21 was first introduced to playwriting at an early age as a creative outlet. “I always would write plays when I was younger, but I would never take them seriously,” he said. As a first-year student at Lafayette, Arrington’s play “Casting Call” won the 10-minute play competition out of a diverse pool of […]