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College honors former sculptor, photographer

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer The tradition of Raku in pottery making was kept mainly in Japan’s borders until Paul Soldner developed a low-temperature salt firing form of Raku and brought it to America. Wall pieces, monoprints and Raku are the highlight of the works done by Paul Soldner, who died in January. The work is currently on display at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College. The... 

Performer articulates ‘Life on the Swerve’

Performer articulates ‘Life on the Swerve’
Rhodessa Jones sings with audience participation in her performance of “Life on the Swerve: Observations from the Place Where the World Weeps,” Tuesday in the Garrison Theater at Scripps College. The explicit and graphic performance of the stories of her time spent in the prison systems teaching women performing arts was accompanied by videos of past shows preformed by the inmates. / photo by Scott... 

Concert series expresses nostalgia

Amanda Nieto LV Life Editor The Friday Noon Concert greeted eager listeners like an early evening breeze after a warm day with Rachel V. Huang, adjunct professor of music at Scripps, on violin and Paul R. Bishop, Scripps performance staff, on piano. At 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 30, the Boone Recital Hall at Scripps College Performing Arts Center welcomed about 50 people to luxuriate in the pleasure of Johann... 

Artifacts on display

Artifacts on display
To promote Scripps College’s new undergraduate “art conservation” major, the Clark Humanities Museum on the Scripps campus is exhibiting the show “A New Major and the Future of the Past.” Among the artifacts on display are these ceramic pieces, examples of a technique of repair called “fills.” The exhibition, curated by Wilson Conservation interns Robin Dubin and Wendy Lindsey, together... 

Concert kicks off noon series

Veronica Rodriguez Staff Writer A cantor sang the first words of the song and the ensemble of three responded in soprano and tenor voices a cappella. Last Friday, the Chant and Polyphony ensemble, featuring the Perkins Gradual, performed at Scripps College. The departments of Music at Pomona and Scripps College joined together for the fall Friday Noon Concert Series. The concert series kicked off on... 

Exhibit honors women of letterpress

Exhibit honors women of letterpress
Gallery visitors Linda Dare and Stephanie Froehner take a closer look at the letterpress works in the “Women Over 25: Printing Letterpress for Over a Quarter of a Century,” exhibit in the Clark Humanities Museum in Claremont. The particular piece they are observing has paper cut-outs woven together and pressed flat. The Scripps College Press celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding class... 

From lyrical to jazz dance

 From lyrical to jazz dance
Scripps College students Lisa Kau, Elena Hernandez, L.M. Ellzey and Lee Ann Allen dance to the song “Bless the Lord.” Dance teams from the Claremont colleges presented self-choreographed pieces at the Pendleton Dance Center at Pomona College on Friday. The event featured a range of dance genres ranging from ballroom to hip-hop. / photo by David Bess  Read More →

Orchestra, choir celebrate the spring season

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor The Claremont Concert Orchestra and Claremont Concert Choir came together at Garrison Theater, located on the Scripps College campus, to give a two part performance titled “Spring” and “Coronation.” The performance began with Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38, “Spring” by Robert Schumann which marks the joyous season of spring, and was followed by... 

Poets’ work fights the mainstream

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer In honor of the Ceasar Chavez and “Gaypril” celebrations the Scripps College Queer Straight Alliance had the group Climbing PoeTree perform on April 8 in the Score Living Room. With roots in Haiti and Colombia, Climbing PoeTree shared their revolutionary spoken word pieces, as well as excerpts from their multimedia show “Hurricane Season: the Hidden Messages... 

Concert helps give aid for Japanese relief

Concert helps give aid for Japanese relief
  Claremont Psyko Taiko, a drumming group that includes students from all the Claremont Colleges, performed Sunday during a benefit concert to raise aid for those suffering from the catastrophes in Japan. Claremont Colleges For Japan, a Facebook based student group, organized the benefit. The day-long event concluded with an evening concert at Garrison Theater at Scripps College. / photo by Allison... 
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