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Union College presents 'Margins' doodle art exhibit

Doodling, often viewed as a grade school pastime, has graduated to a college campus. Not usually viewed as art, doodles are ways to pass time and help concentrate. Perhaps they are on napkins or on the back of a handout; they are carefree, fluid creations that can contain as much personality and emotion as any canvas in a museum.

Giving voice to others

Photo of Sean Dale.Sean Dale wore many hats during his time at Union College—literally. On and off stage, the recent communications/public relations graduate has been a leader in Union College’s theater program, UC Drama, for about five years. During that time, he’s been involved in seven shows, including directing a production of his own, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, in the fall of 2008.

At the beginning of the project, Dale didn’t really know where to start. “I was freaking out,” he said, “but Mark Robison gave me advice and I was able to tackle it.” Robison, professor of English and the head of UC Drama, has guided many student directors through their first shows, and Dale learned a lot about how to stage a show from Robison, including how to organize a group of actors. “Getting everyone to show up for rehearsals was the most difficult part, but in the end, it was very rewarding,” Dale said. “I almost cried at the standing ovation we got on opening night.”

'Multifaceted Design' emphasizes opaque watercolor

For Jeremy Diehl, senior studio art and pre-med major, art began as a hobby, and he continued doing it through college using it as a stress reliever from his other classes.  

Although in his exhibit, titled "Multifaceted Design," he displays oil, sculpture, pottery and airbrush, his emphasis is in opaque watercolor.

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'Genuinely Genus' senior exhibit revolves around nature

Though art is secondary to Sanna Reeve's Spanish and international studies major, when you walk into her senior exhibit in the McClelland Art Gallery, her work will convince you otherwise.

Titled “Genuinely Genus,” Reeve’s art focuses on nature and animals, though there are pieces that include people and objects.

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Final spring concerts

The Division of Fine Arts are presenting the following musical performances:

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Senior art education major exhibits work

Ben Santiago is a senior art education major; and with graduation a few short weeks away, this exhibit is a time for him to look back on his personal history with art.

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Submit your doodles for 'Margins'

Do you doodle? Maybe during class next to your notes, during church in the bulletin, during board meetings on the minutes? Enter them for inclusion in "Margins," a back-to-school exhibit in the McClelland Art Gallery.
 
"Margins" is not about high art, so don't be worried if you don't consider your work a masterpiece.
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Art gallery welcomes first of four senior exhibits

From April 13-19, senior graphic design major Aprille Okimi will be exhibit, "Contradictions and Connections," will be on display in the McClelland Art Gallery. Mainly comprised of photographs, Okimi presents portraits of four of her close friends that are emotionally focused.

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‘Visual Pleasures’ features new McClelland paintings

The challenge of something new propels Jim McClelland on his artistic journey. Whether he’s focused on an abstract or a classic landscape, whatever he is working on at the moment is his favorite.

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Union hosts 2009 Music Festival

Union College is hosting 220 high school band members from the Mid-America Union Feb. 4-7. The musicians will practice Wednesday through Friday afternoon and perform Friday night at vespers and Saturday evening for the main concert.

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