What's In Store for the Theatre Department?

This spring, the Covenant community can anticipate three performances by the Theatre Department: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, which is already well underway in terms of production; Peter/Wendy by Jeremy Bloom, which will be directed by Abigail DeGraaf (‘18); and a new tradition unfolding at Covenant, which will invite any member of the student body to partake in a showcase of student talent, regardless of background or experience.

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Atmosphere: A Covenant Alumni Art Show

Let’s face it, we all have a love/hate relationship with social media, especially when it comes to sharing our art — whether it be paintings, songs, or poetry — but what if I told you that sharing your work could actually be inspiring other people to create things? That’s exactly what inspired Dr. Elissa Weichbrodt to curate the show Atmosphere, currently on display in Kresge Library.

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Art Retrospective: Seniors Celebrate Four Years of Work and Growth

Senior year for Covenant students is a time of looking forward to post-grad opportunities, but also looking backward at the things accomplished and the growth experienced over the past four years of life. For art majors, the perfect opportunity to reflect on the work done during their time here occurs each Fall when the Art Department hosts the Senior Retrospective Show.

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Review of UTC's "Silent Sky"

Two weeks ago, some friends and I had the opportunity to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s production of Silent Sky, directed by Gaye Jeffers. Written by Lauren Gunderson, the play is a dramatization of the inspiring story of nineteenth-century astronomer and mathematician Henrietta Leavitt. The show proved to be a thought-provoking biography of a woman who fought for her place in the universe, and I am glad that U.T.C. offered their stage to such a compelling play.

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Sculpture Fields at Montague Park

Located on the southside of Chattanooga, Sculpture Fields at Montague Park exists as an open conversation between art and nature. Approximately two dozen installations of different shapes and sizes occupy this seemingly stray and lonely field. A little off the beaten path, many people might not usually venture towards this park, centered in an industrial part of town.

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There's no Need to Understand

Art, whether written, visual, musical, or in any other form, is suffering of neglect. We are like parents who, when our child takes its first steps, says, “Whew! *smacks child on back* another milestone, now, time to work on running *cracks whip*!” without ever appreciating those life-affirming first steps. To translate this to an artistic situation: someone journeys to a museum to see a Mark Rothko painting and upon seeing the Rothko and observing it for less than fifteen seconds says, “I saw the Rothko *checks mental mark* now, let’s see, any Pollocks here?”

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