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BFA Exhibition lacks innovation

When critics and viewers look at student shows and are disappointed, they often justify their reaction by a lack of intrigue. Phrases like ‘just a student’ and ‘still learning’ get bandied about with a shrug of the shoulder, as if to say the lacking elements are acceptable at this point in their careers.

But it’s not, and each person who utters comments like this are overlooking something very important: art students are already artists, and some students even feel affronted when they aren’t considered practicing artists.Continue...

Going Barefoot in the park

This summer, Rachel Slaven will absorb a lot of abuse from her wicked stepfamily, while Emma Hunter will spend a lot of time being devoured by a big bad wolf. And, oddly enough, both are very excited about the prospect: Hunter enthusiastically called it “the best thing that could happen.”Continue...

Hopping on the Bus at Schwieg show

Experiencing an absolute silence—one so still that a pin drop would echo off the rear walls—is unusual in a crowded bar. But then, this particular evening was not your usual night out. Though the Elixir frequently plays host to bands, this show was unique: it was the first of two fundraising concerts for the Justin Schwieg Foundation, dedicated to the former Queen’s football player’s memory.Continue...

Last 5’s innovative plot line stands out

In theatre, it always proves to be interesting when writers play with structure. New and innovative plot ideas seem to often be the focus of new writers. Less occasionally, playwrights look to form to add novelty to piece.Continue...

Cameras take a shot of Elixir

A wise man once wrote, “Nobody cares about Electroclash,” and after witnessing Dandi Wind open for the Hidden Cameras on April 14, I can soundly say that I concur.Continue...

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