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The Comedy, Humor, and Prejudice in the Performance of Clybourne Park at the SCC Fine Arts Auditorium
On Wednesday night, September 30th, I went to see Clybourne Park at the SCC Fine Arts Auditorium. I attended the show as an assignment for my Fundamentals of Acting class, THE-128, so I chose to take this portfolio assignment from a theatrical standpoint. Having never experienced this particular theatre before, I will admit...
An Analysis of the Performances of the Children of Imagine Arts in Atlanta
Most people do not believe that children are capable of creating true music. Most people believe that young children are too inexperienced to create sounds so beautiful. But on October 19, 2014, the children of Imagine Arts had a recital in Atlanta, displaying their wide array of musical talents. These kids ranged from novi...
An Observation of the Performance of the Students and Faculty of the University of Alabama in the Play The Dining Room
University of Alabama’s students and faculty are no strangers to tradition and rituals. There are certain items that are treasured and esteemed at the University. It is human nature to do so. In the play, “The Dining Room” performed at Allen Bales Theatre right on the University’s campus on October 1st, the esteemed object...
An Analysis of the Humor and Entertainment in the Performance of Tom Arnold at East Andrews Bar in Atlanta
Actor and comedian Tom Arnold has not always had the most respected reputation in the entertainment business. He is currently on his fourth wife and has fought through a nasty cocaine and alcohol addiction. However, on Saturday September 20, 2014, Mr. Arnold dazzled his audience with his mostly self-deprecating humor at Eas...
An Analysis of What Motivates and Inspires Artists in an Interview with Michael Glancy and Charles Garoain
One may ask what motivates a speaker to speak, a writer to write or why any other artist engages in art, do they do it for money? Of course yes, however, being paid to perform art and performance for mere fulfilment without being paid is certainly not proportional to the amount of professional fee an artist gets. Given any...
Maya Lin's Life and Art Work
After researching Maya Lin, I found that she had struggled to identify who she was in the beginning of her life. She mentioned she was even embarrassed to associate herself with a group of Chinese Americans because she wanted to fit in, to be an American. It was until she went to her father’s childhood home in Fujian where...
The Perspectives of Artists Steve Mumford, Princess Hijab, and Noam Galai on Culture
Writing Assignment 3: “The Things They Carry” (Mumford, Aburawa, Kadish) There are countless definitions for the word “culture”, a commonly used definition for this word is: Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, role...
Social Changes Brought by the Works of Noam Galai and Princess Hijab
Writing Assignment 2: “Aburawa and Kadish” Social change refers to an alteration in the social order of a society. Social change may include changes in nature, social institutions, social behaviors, or social relations. Noam Galai, a photographer, and Princess Hijab, a “hijabist”, both had created a piece of art and have...
An Analyis of the Stewart Gardner Museum
Upon entering the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, you would notice a few things. Asides from the beautiful paintings hung on every wall or the beautiful statues strategically placed to make the painting stand out, there is a special room on the second floor called the Raphael room where works of both religious and domestic...
An Analysis of the John Savage, an American Actor,
From the conveyer-aided birth of test tube-nesting embryos to the roped, dangling demise of an outcast, Huxley’s dystopian society chugs mechanically through the dull moments and ecstatic pleasures of life without rest. Within this hierarchy-centered society, brilliant Alphas and mentally-crippled Epsilons alike succumb to...
A Review of between the Tongue and Teeth, an Exhibition by Angela Fraleigh
Fraleigh While looking around at the various exhibitions, there were pieces that really stuck with me, and pieces that barely captured my attention. Things that capture my attention consist of vibrant colors, nature, and the human body. The exhibition that featured all of those things was the exhibition called Between th...
The Influence of Postmodern Movement on Cornelia Parker's Installation Art
Cornelia Parker is a conceptualist artist known for her large installation pieces. She explores manipulation of materials in a multitude of ways, including exploding, crushing, stretching objects, and her more popular method, suspending. On display at the SCAD Museum of Art until September is her work ‘Accidental IV’ in her...
An Analysis of On Teenagers and Tatoos, an Article by Andres Martin on Why Adolescents and Adults Get Permanent Body Art
On Teenagers and Tattoos: An Analysis The article “On Teenagers and Tattoos” by Andres Martin conveys the outlook of why adolescents and adults adorn themselves with permanent body art. At the resolution of the entry, one may conclude that teenagers often partake in tattoo art to “beautify” themselves, or to find a sense...
A Discussion on Tattoos as a Form of Art and Self-Expression
Tattooing has been a form of art and self-expression for thousands of years. For the original tattoo artists many years ago, tattooing was used for a variety of purposes including rituals to the gods and medicinal purposes. In today’s society, tattoos are mostly a form of art and self-expression. Most people use tattoos to...
A Comprehensive Analysis of Coyote, a Sculpture by Laura Garcia
Coyote (2016) by Laura Garcia For this project, I decided to look into the Gallery at UTA to locate a potential subject for my formal analysis project and due to the location of the art gallery on campus, it has the convenience of easy return. Out of all the different types of artwork I saw on the multiple occasions I st...
The Life and Contributions of Jack Cole
One historical choreographer from Jazz history is Jack Cole, who lived from 1911 - 1974. I became interested in this artist recently when I saw a video of his work in my Dance History class. The video was of the piece, Not Since Nineveh, from the 1955 film, Kismet. The dancing and choreography of this piece was interesting...
The History of Tattoo Art and How Society Perceives It Today
As written by David Isaacs, “the history of tattoos is fascinating” (1). Tattooing is “a procedure in which pigment is introduced into the skin by multiple punctures to produce indelible decorative designs” (Armstrong 215). It can be done using a tattoo gun which can puncture the skin very quickly, or with the stick and pok...
The General Perception of Society towards Art
There seems to be a pervasive attitude about artists among the general populace. Most people think that liberal arts have little to no practical use in today’s society, which places emphasis on the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (or otherwise known as STEM). “Starving artists” also seems to be very...
Tattooing is a Process That Should Be Thought Through
It’s not uncommon to hear the phrase “Think before you ink!” from distressed parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends when they hear someone they’re close to wants to get their first tattoo. But think about what? The consequences of getting a tattoo? The mechanics in the process of getting a tattoo? Tattoos are def...
An Analysis of the Pieces of Art Depicting the Gods and Goddesses of Greece, Rome and Egypt
This piece is a terracotta depiction of two figures of the Greek and Roman beliefs, Demeter and Persephone, and was created around 100 BC in Myrina, in the north-western part of Asia Minor. The legend is that Demeter is the goddess of harvest and Persephone is the daughter of her and Zeus. It was decided against Demeter’s w...
The Use of Symbols, Imagery, and Humor in Kirk Anderson's Political Cartoon on Technology Taking Over Employment
Technology has improved various aspects of life such as communication, marketing, and sales. However, there has been debate if technology will take over careers. It is debated if machines and computers take over every job One example is truck drivers. Reportedly on BBC.com, Google and Telsa are working on trucks that are s...
The Life and Work of Andre Young
Andre Young or most commonly known as Dr. Dre is a very well-known figure that was not only a major fixture in the rap/hip hop world but also a pioneer in within the history of music. Born in 1965 to parents that were both singers in music groups he has always been highly influenced with music. Early in his life, Dre and hi...
The History of Imperial Art in Ancient China
Introduction China today is a thoroughly modernized country, however, with an extremely rich cultural background. When one thinks of China, the beautiful paintings of golden dragons on red backgrounds immediately spring to mind. People spend large sums of money buying beautiful china ware to decorate their houses. Chinese...
A Critique of Testimony, an Art Piece by Kara Walker
Controversial, shocking, obscure. Most critics agree on these descriptions of Kara Walker’s art pieces. Reviews of her art pieces emphasize that provocation is what makes her work so strong, depicting racism and stereotypes. One of her main works, Testimony, exemplifies how she presents complex messages through simple techn...
The Life of Samuel Frederick Smith
Sam Smith Sam Smith was born in London on May 19, 1992 as Samuel Frederick Smith. His parents are Frederick Smith and Kate Cassidy. He always loved singing but the first real press he got was in 2009 when his mother, a successful banker, was fired after promoting her 15-year-old son’s singing career while on company time....