With support from Miller Art Scholars and the University Award for Projects in the Arts, I had an amazing opportunity to travel alone this summer and work on an artist’s book. Over the course of June, I backpacked from Madrid to Rome. My project takes the shape of a travel journal and is an attempt to capture the strange, inspiring, and occasionally frightening experiences from my travels.
Dean Rachel Most’s job and accomplishments affect my everyday life at the University. Despite that, I had little idea who she was, until I saw her at the Women’s Center Elizabeth Zintl Leadership Award reception.
Kirsten Hemrich works on both large scale oil paintings and mixed-media based artists books. Her work is influenced by post painterly abstraction. She is interested in visually exploring the transient nature of life in her paintings.
More of her work can be found on her website: https://kmhemrich.wixsite.com/mysite.
Need some relief from the insidious creep of approaching midterms? Check out these 8 music videos – some old, some new – made by and for women.
FKA twigs – Two Weeks
At 3:30 in the morning, my head resting on the toilet, I decided to give the whole vegetarianism thing a try. Food poisoning is a bitch that tends to change how you see things--in this case, my juicy cheeseburger from the night before looked much less tantalizing on the way out than on the way in.
We’ve all heard the stories about the dangerous frat parties. We know that one in five college women will experience sexual assault by the time she graduates. We’ve seen the stories about party rape and the use of alcohol in sexual assault. We’ve tried to make bystander intervention a part of the college culture, tried giving courses on sexual assault to fraternities, and tried teaching women how to avoid situations that make sexual assault more likely.
As you find your seat in Scott Stadium on a sunny Saturday afternoon, you’re drawn to the shifting sights and sounds: the bright advertisements on Hoo Vision, the shouting fans, the acrobatics of the cheerleaders and dance team, as well as the rowdy student section. Suddenly, a cheer begins to ripple through the crowd, as a line of students carrying drums of different sizes emerges on the bright green field. Behind the drumline, tuba players stand at the ready.