Category Archives: Art

TODAY- Last Day of : Improv Try-Out Week

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Both of the college’s improv comedy groups, The Otter Nonsense Players and The Middlebrow Society for Improvisational Theatre, will be holding try-outs this week in hopes of finding Middlebury’s future leaders of sarcastic party conversations.

Otters tryouts will be held TODAY (Tuesday) at 4:30PM and Thursday (2/26) at 5:30PM in the Forest East Lounge.

Middlebrow will be Wednesday (2/25) and Thursday (2/26) at 4:30PM in the Coltrane Lounge (in the Adirondack House, entrance is near Pearsons).

It is important to note that you need only go to one day for either group.  So you could do Otters Tuesday and Brow Thursday, par examplé.

Experience is never expected. Most of the current members had never done improv before either, and had to try-out a few times. No matter if its your first semester, last semester, or that sweet spot in the middle, both groups would love to have you come and play!

Email [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

HornHub: Your Post Hump Day Reminder That Only You Love You Best

Another humpday passed with you listening to horn on your own, devoid of human interaction, feeling empty and lost. But I’m here to remind you that your post-humpday funk needn’t last long.

 

TODAY- Last Day of : Improv Try-Out Week

Improv Plotter Poster

 

Both of the college’s improv comedy groups, The Otter Nonsense Players and The Middlebrow Society for Improvisational Theatre, will be holding try-outs this week in hopes of finding Middlebury’s future leaders of sarcastic party conversations.

Otters tryouts will be held TODAY (Tuesday) at 4:30PM and Thursday (2/26) at 5:30PM in the Forest East Lounge.

Middlebrow will be Wednesday (2/25) and Thursday (2/26) at 4:30PM in the Coltrane Lounge (in the Adirondack House, entrance is near Pearsons).

It is important to note that you need only go to one day for either group.  So you could do Otters Tuesday and Brow Thursday, par examplé.

Experience is never expected. Most of the current members had never done improv before either, and had to try-out a few times. No matter if its your first semester, last semester, or that sweet spot in the middle, both groups would love to have you come and play!

Email [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions.

Middlebrow’s First Show of the Semester, Tonight!

After an incredible Feb. Break Tour, featuring 4 shows, 11 sofas, 57 tweets and an unmeasurable amount of good times, Middlebrow is happy to be back performing for their favorite audience: their friends. Fans of improv comedy and/or fashion will not want to miss this show, entitled “Yer a Wizard, Harry Connick, Jr.”, since the Brau will be filling the beautiful Abernethy Room with both of those TONIGHT.

When asked whether he was excited for Middlebrow’s performance tonight, Super-Fan Alexander Khan ’17, who is also a member of the group, responded “Yes.” Charlotte Michaelcheck ’15, the eldest and blondest member of the group,  was asked the same question, to which she nodded.

The show will begin at 10:45PM this evening in the Abernethy Room in Axinn, so come on by after the Alpenglow For the Kids concert  (see below). This show is free and open to all.

Information regarding auditions for both of the college’s improv groups will be announced at the show and posted on Middbeat later in the week.

24 Hour Play Performed Tonight

24hr-for-middbeatHow cool is this? Tonight in the Hep Zoo will be two showings of five original short plays. The catch? All of the plays were written, directed, rehearsed and designed in the 24 hours leading up to the curtain call! Come see the final products of the 24 hour play festival and be amazed by how much can be accomplished in just one day!

Date: Today, February 21st
Time: 7 and 9pm
Place: The Hepburn Zoo
Cost: Free!

 

Today: Outside In: Art of the Street Exhibition and Gallery Talk

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The rumors are true! There is currently an amazing street art exhibit up at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Today at 4:30 there will be a gallery talk from the exhibits cocurators Chris Murray and Emmie Donadio. Middbeat’s Anna Cerf ’18 took a trip down to the museum to give us a little sneak peak of what we have to look forward to.

Banksy, the street art legend, has come to Middlebury. The international icon, along with sixteen of today’s other most popular street artists, is on display in the two-month “Outside In: Art of the Street” exhibit that opened last week. If you love street art, hate it, respect it, or have never thought about it: go see what’s down at the museum.  Even if it’s your first time there. This show will blow your mind.

Also included in the exhibit are Shepard Fairey and JR, two of the most well-known names in street art. Shepard Fairey was the man behind the Obama “Hope” poster used in his 2008 campaign and the “Occupy Protester” image used on the cover of Time for their Person of the Year in 2011.  JR, who you may recognize from a Ted Talk or one of the final Colbert Report episodes, “flyposts” huge black and white photographs in public spaces.  This time, the photographs are of Midd students and the public space is the Museum.

One of the artists on display, Ben Eime, actually came to campus over Feb Break to paint two murals; one in the exhibit and the other on the wall outside the museum.  He has also made prints for Banksy, including, coincidentally, the single Banksy print that is in the Museum’s permanent collection, Christ With Shopping Bags.

Most of the pieces are silkscreen prints scaled down from work first painted on buildings.  The pieces cover a huge range of styles; many are political statements while plenty simply seem like sweet designs.  And some just can’t be described.

And in case Banksy somehow wasn’t enough to lure you to the Museum, Warhol, the father of the Pop Art Movement (and the guy who made the Marilyn Monroe prints, and the Campbell Soup cans) is the other temporary exhibit happening now at the Museum.  It’s a smaller exhibit: ten of his prints recently gifted by the Andy Warhol Foundation.  Definitely also not to be missed.

Both exhibits ends April 19.  The Museum’s open every day until 5 pm, except for Mondays when it’s closed. Get there, if you know what’s good for you.

Date: Today February 19th
Time: 4:30pm
Place: Middlebury College Museum of Art (MCA)
Cost: Freeeeee!!

 

Today: The Tale of Genji: Noh Theater Demonstration and Workshop

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To celebrate the Middlebury College Museum of Art’s recent acquisition of The Tale of Genji folding screens, Tsunao Yamai, a member of the Komparu school of noh who was selected this year by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese government as a “Japanese Cultural Envoy,” will perform an excerpt from the famous noh play Lady Aoi (from The Tale of Genji).

This demonstration will be followed by a workshop led by Mr. Yamai, in which participants will learn basic movements from the ancient Japanese art of noh theater. Participants must wear socks and active wear.

Date: Today, February 16th
Time: 4:30-5:00, 7:00-8:30
Place: CFA
Cost: Free

 

Post-Valentine’s Day Blues? Listen to this awesome radio piece…

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And that’s a wrap for V-day! Thanks, mom, for the care package of chocolates. Goodbye, Snapchat “me and bae” filter. See you next year, conflicting feelings of romantic hopefulness and depressing acceptance of eternal loneliness.

If you’re feeling down and out about your romantic prospects, here’s a little treat to cure your Sunday blues. For the J-Term Sound and Story (audio documentary) class, John Terhune ’17 decided to try out the New York Times’ 36 Questions To Fall in Love with two Middlebury freshmen. Take a listen here! Smile, laugh, and share your own thoughts about love at Midd.

 

Humpday HornBlog!: Tromboner Edition