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“Rosewater” brilliantly entertains

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ You can almost smell the rosewater. Late-night comedian Jon Stewart recently made his directorial and writing debut in “Rosewater,” the inspiring true story of an Iranian-born Canadian journalist named Maziar Bahari who was imprisoned after covering the controversial 2009 Iranian presidential elections and the violent protests that followed. Stewart … Continue reading

Cincinnati Art Museum hosts famed “American Gothic”

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ In August, Grant Wood’s masterpiece “American Gothic” joined “Daughters of Revolution” at the Cincinnati Art Museum for the first time. The Cincinnati Art Museum collaborated with the Art Institute of Chicago to bring both of Wood’s paintings to Cincinnati to be part of the new exhibit, “Conversations around ‘American Gothic.’” … Continue reading

An interview with Mr. Kelly Phelps of the Art Department

By: Zenab Saeed ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University’s Art Department, located in the A.B. Cohen Center, is looking forward to continued success. Kelly Phelps, the current chair of the Art Department, shared his experiences and goals for his first year in the department. Phelps received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in ceramics and … Continue reading

Local photographers showcase art

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Local photographers who have taken photos from all around the world are showcasing their material from Sept. 28 to Oct. 31 in Cohen’s art gallery. Xavier’s Art Department and FotoFocus 2014 have divided the 33 artists’ work into three separate exhibits. The largest of the three exhibits, titled “Global Focus,” … Continue reading

Cincinnati Street Food Festival pleases patrons

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The Cincinnati Street Food Festival, held on Sept. 27 in Walnut Hills, worked to showcase the neighborhood’s diverse population through food, music and games. With 15 food trucks ranging from Red Sesame Korean BBQ to Andy’s Mediterranean Grille to Dojo Gelato, there were plenty of food choices. This festival appealed … Continue reading

Chronological “Boyhood” stuggles, yet charms

By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ From the director of movies like “School of Rock” and “Dazed and Confused” comes a drama that redefines the comingof- age theme. Presented at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January, Richard Lanklater’s “Boyhood” chronicles the life of a child named Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, from first grade to … Continue reading

An editorial perspective on Roman art

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ We’ve all seen pictures of Michelangelo’s stunning white marble David in our textbooks, online or in travel books, but a group of approximately 40 Xavier students had the opportunity to experience the sculpture firsthand this past June and July on a fiveweek study abroad program in Rome, Italy. The … Continue reading

Last senior art show “Illuminate” displays transformative qualities

By: Patrick Phillips ~Staff Writer~ The next body of senior art students’ work is hanging in the Xavier University Art Gallery in the A.B. Cohen Center. Over the last few weeks, the art gallery at Cohen has displayed the works of various seniors looking to graduate in May. Although the last thesis presentation consisted of four … Continue reading

Department of Art presents first four thesis exhibitions

By: Patrick E. Phillips ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ The Xavier University Department of Art is preparing the first set of art major thesis exhibitions for the Spring semester. These displays showcase the culmination of senior art majors’ work. It gives them the freedom to utilize their acquired artistic skills throughout their four years for a … Continue reading

XU Gallery opens Faculty Art Exhibition

By: Zach Julian ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier University Department of Art opened its annual Faculty Exhibition reception on Feb. 14 in the Xavier University Art Gallery in the A.B. Cohen Center. The turnout was a great achievement for the art department. Xavier faculty, students and non-Xavier patrons were in attendance to share in the premiere … Continue reading

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