From May 3rd through June 23rd, the Suzanne H. Arnold art gallery will be hosting a new art exhibition titled Clyde Mills McGeary: Perspectives from an Artist-Educator. Pennsylvania native, McGeary was born in Pittsburgh and studied at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University. He serves as the Chief of the Arts and Sciences Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. He has played leading roles in the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts and the Susquehanna Art Museum. The current exhibition features McGeary's original, creative paintings and sculputures. 

The exhibition's opening reception is tomorrow, May 9 from 5-7pm. 

Check out the large scale multi-media installation by senior Dave Yasenchak. Titled "at a certain point it all becomes an artifact..." this creative student art exhibition is featured in the old bookstore (next to the UG) in Mund College Center. The exhibition opening is Wednesday May 8th from 5-7pm.

Sinfonia, SAI, and other music lovers got together last night, Tuesday May 7th, to play and sing some of their favorite songs. This creative campus event was held in the Yuhas Commons common area. The event featured many talented musicians and performers, and Yuhas Commons was full of friends and spectators.

Check out the art exhibition opening reception in Lynch Hall from 5-6:30 on Monday, May 6th. The exhibition includes work from 15 junior and senior art and art history majors. The show is very diverse, features a variety of mediums including ceramics, painting, photography, site-specific installations, and more. The show is titled Shadow and Substance. Creative, original work will be on display all throughout Lynch Hall.
Below are some pictures I took at the exhibition reception:
LVC student Marquis Bey has self-published a book on Amazon! Titled Love the S(k)in You're In, copies are being sold in paperback and in a Kindle edition. As stated on Amazon, the book's description is as follows:

"Love the skin you're in." This little aphorism sluices from the mouths of those who mean to comfort and placate our insecurities. But what if your skin was the very thing that was branded as unloveable? This collection of poems and short stories examines and interrogates a skin that is both far from and close to being easily loved.

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Sponsored by LVC's TKE fraternity, rock bands featuring LVC students performed on Wednesday, May 1st in front of Mund college center. The bands Milo, Paradrei, and Small Town Titans shared some original music as well as their own variations of cover songs. The warm weather and the enthusiastic crowd added to the night of entertainment as students and alum (in Small Town Titans) were able to share their creative talents with the LVC community.
Last night, on April 22 at 6pm, the Writing Center hosted an Annual Writer's Showcase featuring the creative endeavors of LVC students of different classes and majors. Featured writing included poetry, short stories, digital narratives, and even a play excerpt, a newspaper article, an essay, and a novel excerpt. The event included drinks and refreshments, and there was a good turnout in attendance.

I read a short story called "Amnesia Officer," which can be found under the Creative Writing tab section of my blog.

The Dutchmen Lens, LVC's first newscast, presented original work, which can also be found on  La Vie Online at http://www2.lvc.edu/lavie/. 

Below are some pictures of the event I took from my seat:
On Friday, April 5, the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery held its exhibition opening for the 42nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition. In conjunction with the show, complimentary food and drinks were available in Zimmerman Recital Hall. The gallery space is currently showcasing the works of local artists in a variety of mediums, including paintings, photography, and sculpture. 
Yesterday in my Modern Art class, the entire class participated in a creative activity that dealt with both writing and drawing. The class was split into groups, and each group member took turns either drawing or writing on the same piece of paper. The first group member either began drawing or wrote a sentence, folded over the paper, and handed the paper to the next group member. In this way, the subsequent group members were unable to see what the previous member had written or drawn. The activity was slightly altered later in the class, as subsequent group members were able to see the last three words of the sentence, and the bottom of the drawings in order to connect the lines. This activity occurred during our study of Surrealism in art, which is often disjointed, whimsical, and inspired by the subconscious. It was interesting to try to make connections from the last three words of a sentence and to see how much sense the finished poem made. Similarly, the drawings were shared among the three groups, so it was interesting to see the finished product and to see if there were any recurring motifs by chance. This would be a fun, creative activity to try with friends (almost like Mad Libs!), which is sure to produce funny, surprising results.
Stuffed mushrooms are a creative meal idea because they can be suited to anyone's taste and stuffed with whatever one would like! Senior Kelly Ehrenfeuchter shares her recipe for stuffed mushrooms:

  • 1/2 cup Italian-style dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 28 large (2 1/2-inch-diameter) white mushrooms, stemmed
Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Stir the bread crumbs, Pecorino Romano, garlic, parsley, mint, salt and pepper, to taste, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium bowl to blend.

Drizzle a heavy large baking sheet with about 1 tablespoon olive oil, to coat. Spoon the filling into the mushroom cavities and arrange on the baking sheet, cavity side up. Drizzle remaining oil over the filling in each mushroom. Bake until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is heated through and golden on top, about 25 minutes. Serve.