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Art for everyone

Art for everyone

Art Department presents the All Student Art ExhibitBy Danielle Barnes | Echo Today, select students from all majors on campus fill the Metcalf Gallery with artwork from the past year. This exhibit is a special event that allows students to enter their artwork to be displayed publicly. Each year, a different […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Senior Lizzie Wilson sets up her artwork for the senior show on Friday.

Bringing the pieces together

Senior graphic design portfolio gallery this weekendBy Grace Hooley | Contributor After about four years of splattering paint, designing digital art and studying photography, the senior class of graphic design majors can finally show Taylor what they are made of one last time. On Friday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. […]

by · April 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Walking through “No Man’s Land”

Walking through “No Man’s Land”

The senior art exhibition will begin with an open reception this Friday.  By Becca Eis | Contributor When the seniors from the art department sat down to determine a theme for this year’s exhibition, they realized it would be difficult to unify their individual styles. The artists worked in many different […]

by · March 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Like the wind that blows through campus, the UPR had positive and negative effects.

Taylor Responds to the University Program Review

The UPR evokes a whirlwind of responses from the Taylor community  The wind that rips through campus is a pervasive reality at Taylor University, knocking students off sidewalks and leaving everyone’s hair tousled. But the wind has its upside too: students can windsurf on longboards and the turbines create renewable […]

by · March 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Working in the in-between

Working in the in-between

Artist-in-residence builds exposition in Metcalf By Laura Koenig | The Echo Usually, by the time an exhibition opens, the artist’s work is done. But visitors walking through the Metcalf gallery this February may have been surprised to see Taylor University’s current artist-in-residence continue to build his exhibition in front of […]

by · February 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Nothing so useless

Nothing so useless

Art should be accessibleBy Luke A. Wildman | Contributor Do you ever engage with a piece of art and go, “What was that?” You know what I’m talking about. The song lyrics that seem like gibberish, despite being English. The “experimental fiction” story that you’d need a PhD to understand. […]

by · December 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
First step into fiction

First step into fiction

Junior professional writing student lands book deal By Laura Koenig | Echo He hadn’t won the Editor’s Choice award. He just knew it. The acquisitions editor returned his novel manuscript before the awards banquet, telling him to send it to her for more feedback. He thought that was the end, and […]

by · November 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Praying for originality

Praying for originality

“War Room” breaks box office with Christian clichés By Hannah Schaefer | Contributor When I first saw “War Room,” it was a 2 p.m. showing on a Monday afternoon and I was the only person there under 40 years old. I think that sums up the experience accurately.     From […]

by · September 25, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Portmanteaux: a fusion of ideas

Portmanteaux: a fusion of ideas

Art professors combine pieces at upcoming art exhibit By Laura Koenig | Echo A large, stiff leather suitcase opening down the middle—this is a portmanteau. Words like smog, brunch, infomercial—each a portmanteau. This seldom-used word expresses the fusion of two contrasting sides or ideas, and Taylor art professors Joshua Welker […]

by · September 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Opting Out

Opting Out

Navigating the intersection of art and faithBy Paula Weinman | Contributor Each year, Duke University assigns voluntary summer reading to its incoming freshman class. This year, Duke freshman Brian Grasso told* his class, via Facebook, that he wouldn’t be reading this year’s book—Alison Bechdel’s illustrated memoir Fun Home—for moral reasons. (The […]

by · September 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials