Tales From the Vault

The Big Build: Part 1

After attempting, and succeeding, at setting the record for longest time between posts, I am back with another entry for the Tales from the Vault. The wait, however, will have been worth it as I have been working on the first new exhibition for the Gallery since February 2020.  Considering we are all still operating …

Senior Studio Speak

Senior Studio Speak: Ernest Entsie

Ernest Entsie is a 21 years old artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He was born and raised in Agona Swedru, Ghana and immigrated into the United States in 2013. He is a senior studying Studio Arts and Political Science at Dickinson College. His work focuses on highlighting black experiences, identities, sexualities, and representation of …

Senior Studio Speak

Senior Studio Speak: Clara Roth

  Artist Bio   Clara Roth is a studio art and environmental science double major at Dickinson College. Photography has been means for her to document and explore social and human rights issues. Previous work has explored and documented stories from the opioid epidemic, Rwanda’s rebuilding, and refugees’ relocation in Idaho.  This series explores the divisive …

Artful Conversations

Interview With Dr. Nordgren

Trout Interpretation Assistant Jackson Rhodes sat down with Dickinson’s newly-appointed Director of LGBTQ Services, Dr. Todd Nordgren. They discussed LGBTQ representation and how photographer Lissa Rivera is interacting with artistic traditions to tell new stories.   Jackson: Art classes often provide comfortable environments for students to engage in discussions of social issues, political topics, and …

Students

Student Snapshot: Emily Benson

Student Snapshot  Emily Benson, ‘21 American Studies Major  Before attending Dickinson College, I had no interest in studying art history– it just seemed too pretentious to me. Then my sophomore year at Dickinson, I stepped out of my comfort zone and into the halls of Weiss Center for the Arts, where I took a course …

Object Stories

A New Hope: Dali and Surrealism

It seems as though in recent months after any bad thing happens, it’s required to say something like “Yeah, 2020’s rough.” The connection between something tragic occurring and this year frustrates me.  While I’m urged to say that correlation isn’t causation, and the Gregorian calendar cannot be blamed for societal calamity, this frustration remains because …