On View Around Campus

During the Festival of the Creative Arts, the Brandeis campus is transformed by innovative original artwork made by students and faculty and supported by the Office of the Arts.


STILLNESS | TRANSFORMATION

This exhibition curated by the Women's Studies Research Center Campus Arts Project is grounded in Leonard Bernstein's belief that "stillness is our most intense mode of action. It is in our moments of deep quiet that is born every idea, emotion and drive, which we eventually honor with the name of action. For more information visit brandeis.edu/wsrc/arts. Opening reception: Sunday, April 15, 12 - 2 pm. Artist talk by Sheida Soleimani on Friday, April 20, 2018, 3-4:30 pm, Women's Studies Research Center, Epstein Building.

Participating artists: Sonia Almeida, Linda Bond, Fran Forman, Kate Gilmore, Susan Metrican, Elizabeth Mooney, Karin Rosenthal, Carly Sheehan, Vaughn Sills, Sheila Soleimani, Sukeshi Sondhi. Farber Library first floor and mezzanine.

CALLIGRAPHY AS SILENT MUSIC

Students in the Fine Arts course Seminar on Chinese Calligraphy and Practice present orginal works of calligraphy, inspired by the writers' favorite music, in a range of historical styles. Upper Usdan food court.

ILLUMINATING ATOLL HYDROGEOLOGY

Steven Tarr '19 collaborated with professors Aida Wong (Fine Arts) and Bulbul Chakraborty (Physics) to create this large-scale model, fabricated in the Brandeis MakerLab, that demonstrates the unique physical properties of an atoll island. Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.

WALL OF WALTHAM

Inspired to deepen Brandeis' connection with the Waltham community, Sarah Ernst and Ceara Genovesi partnered with several programs in the Waltham Group, Brandeis' volunteer community service organization, to create this project. By displaying these drawings by participants in Afternoon Enrichment, Spectrum, Brandeis Buddies JBA, LEAP, LaCE, and Kids Connection, Sarah and Ceara hope to draw attention to the city we live in and foster a sense of community. Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.

ILLUMINATING ATOLL HYDROGEOLOGY

Steven Tarr '19 collaborated with professors Aida Wong (Fine Arts) and Bulbul Chakraborty (Physics) to create this large-scale model, fabricated in the Brandeis MakerLab, that demonstrates the unique physical properties of an atoll island. Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.

MAKE OUR GARDEN GROW

This interactive sculpture by Sophie Edelman ’21 dispenses words of kindness. Outside the Shapiro Campus Center (Faculty Club side).

MOMO Y MIMITA

Sound installation conceived in collaboration between journalist Cynthia Fernandez and composer Jeremy Rapaport-Stein (GSAS). Original music, field recordings and recorded interviews explore immigration and assimilation through the story of Cynthia’s great-grandmother Maria Arvelo. Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.

the observers (morning mood)

Sean Glover (Lecturer, Fine Arts) has created an interactive sculpture that allows the viewer to safely look at the sun while listening to a recording of “Morning Mood” from Edvard Grieg's “Peer Gynt,” conducted by Leonard Bernstein. At sunrise outside the Stoneman building  (Public Safety), weather permitting, on Wednesday, April 18.

ALWAYS SOMETHING IN THE BACKGROUND

Rita Scheer ’20 explores the personal connections between music, sexual identity and gender identity through the creation of an artist’s book. Shapiro Campus Center Atrium.


CHALLENGING THE FEMALE SELFIE: A COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS

Using images from well-known Instagram profiles, Orli Swergold '18 has created a series of paintings that express the sublte intricacies of women's self-representation on social media.  Pollack Fine Arts Teaching Center.

EXPERIENCING PERSPECTIVES

Transparent and translucent materials represent multiple layers of identity, experience, and perspective in this artwork by Samantha Shepherd ’18 and Delora Gaskins, PhD '18. Farber Library, Level 3.

MULTIPLICITY OF IDENTITIES

Jenny Ho '20 draws on Leonard Bernstein's complex life to create a series of paintings of queer-identified people with multiple other identities. Slosberg Music Center.

PROJECTIONS

Portraits of Brandeis community members by Anna Cass ’21 with musical accompaniment composed by Bethel Adekogbe ’20, exploring how we see and hear the many people we cross paths with in our lives. Usdan Student Center, outside Academic Services (second floor).

UN JOURNEY EN CIRCULOS (A JOURNEY IN CIRCLES) CANCELLED

This video, filmed in Lowell, Mass., with the family of Julivic Marquez ’18, is a narrative on the topics of immigration and trauma. Co-directed by Marquez and Valérie Dominique ’18.