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 […]

Express yourself, de-stress yourself: Julia Crawford ’19 connects art-making, psychology in honors thesis

In the world of higher education, coloring isn’t a subject often discussed. However, Julia Crawford ’19 thinks stressed-out college students could benefit from practicing more of it. A double major in art and psychology, Julia Crawford ’19 is connecting the two disciplines in her senior honors thesis. Crawford’s thesis centers around how the act of […]

Student Artist Spotlight | Political discourse through the artistic medium: Elle Cox ‘21 explores power in her works

“Student Artist Spotlight” is part of a series meant to highlight the achievements of student artists at the college.  Elle Cox ’21 was a 2017 Presidential Scholar of the Arts, a highly selective and immensely prestigious award given to only 20 students each year. It is the highest honor a high school artist can achieve. […]

Student Artist Spotlight: Regan Kinney ’20 designs mural for canal trail, approved by City Council

“Student Artist Spotlight” is part of a series meant to highlight the achievements of student artists at the college.  The Easton canal trail will soon be home to a large-scale mural, currently planned to be 57 feet wide and 10-18 feet high, highlighting the rich historical impact the canal has had on the Easton community […]

Student Artist Spotlight: How Johnny Gossick brought music to an engineering project

When the engineering department created the senior capstone for Engineering Studies students, where they would design and build a musical playground on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail, Johnny Gossick ’18, a former Anthropology & Sociology and Music double major, suggested the department use chimes as fences for the playground. “What we designed was a musical fence […]