Text and subtext, sense and nonsense, run riddling through Strohl Art Center, and the visitor can pick their own pertinence, whether lining up with the minds of ancients or the fancies of artists today. Curator Judy Barie has set the terms of engagement; it is called “The Circle/Square Game.”
We could have been on dangerous ground, the way they looked, always checking with each other, furtively, quick glances, as if fulfilling a special scheme to perform this concerto, itself a bit of a mystery — create it as it hadn’t quite been heard before during its century-long presence.
Citizenship found meaning again Thursday evening. It was discovered in the “everyone” who is an immigrant. Not the immigrant “them.”
Sarah Hayes Harkins’ long line, fully down from her pointedly leading index finger, called a nearly full Amphitheater audience to their feet to welcome the Charlotte Ballet home happily to Chautauqua on a humid night Tuesday, après le deluge. It was a day for torrents and big rain, so it was testimony to the resident company that so many ventured out, the weather still threatening.
She has the name of a star and the talent to go with it. A Fulbright Scholar to the University of Missouri master’s program in the School of Journalism, the young Romanian photographer has developed her thesis project on a theme of “Chautauqua Dream World.”
Guest review by Anthony Bannon For 58 years, Chautauquans have counted on their gallery to take the temperature of the
Guest review by: Anthony Bannon Julie Blackmon’s family art walks the tightrope of photography, long the medium of contradictions. Her
Guest Review by Anthony Bannon The heart sounds most notably within a sprung rhythm; its regular beat is taken for granted.
The perpetual motion of the 20th century — age of the Internet, speed and the bomb; of image and invention, for better or for worst, danced to an accelerated clock, ceaseless, relentless, stopping only on occasion, to catch a breath, to grieve, or for a night’s breeze, a dog’s bark, perhaps the last concert of the 2014 Chautauqua season.
“How could anyone not like this?” exclaimed the lady as the satisfied Amphitheater audience whooped and stomped after the climax. Maestro Bruce Hangen went round calling out and shaking the hand of most everyone in the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra on Thursday evening, which did not turn out as cold as many overdressed fans thought.