Archive for Mara Klein

The Arts at Nobel Conference 56

The move of Nobel Conference 56: Cancer in the Age of Biotechnology to an online format has opened the door to a new level of creativity from fine arts students involved with the conference.  While preparations for this year’s conference began well before COVID-19 hit, they continued to evolve right up until the performances were […]

Harnessing innovation to create dance during COVID

Dancers rehearse a site-specific piece choreographed by McKayla Murphy '16. The performance opens Thursday. These days it’s a rare opportunity to see dance live, in person, and safely in Minneapolis. Thanks to the creativity of a Gustavus professor, the choreography of several alums, and a $10,000 grant, this weekend it’s possible. Inbox@Artbox opens at 7:30 […]

Gift provides new seating in Anderson Theatre

The Evelyn Anderson Theatre got a major upgrade this summer: brand new seats. A $20,000 gift from Marion Myrland Johnson x’51 and John Johnson made the purchase possible. The previous seats were the originals installed when the theatre was built in the 1970’s nearly a half century ago. Now thanks to the Johnsons, along with […]

Daniel Felton ’15 on his new saxophone gospel album and life as a music educator

It’s difficult to describe the work of Daniel Felton ’15 concisely. He’s a music educator, but he’s also a self-taught organ-playing church music director. He’s a composer and arranger, but he’s also a talented saxophone player and drummer.  Now he can add another credential to his list. Felton released a unique album of gospel saxophone […]

Grant provides opportunities for collaborative student research in the arts

Sara Cronk '22 (left) and Lauren Buss '23 (right) are working on summer research in theatre and music thanks to the Robert and Cindy Peterson Summer Research Fellowship. Sara Cronk ’22 had decided on a chemistry major as a first year student at Gustavus. As part of her financial aid package, she was granted a […]

Five Questions with Katie Kangas ’10

Gustavus Adolphus College studio art and art history alumna Katie Kangas ’10 took a few minutes to talk with us about starting her own architecture firm, Pasque Architecture, and what she’s been up to since graduation. While a student at Gustavus, Kangas took advantage of all that the liberal arts had to offer. She toured […]

Senior Spotlight: Emily Logan

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Emily Logan is a studio art major from Cambridge, Minn. Next fall she plans to continue developing her art portfolio and eventually attend graduate school for art conservation. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Betsy Byers has worked […]

“The Mother Courage Project” brings innovation and creativity to the stage

The three-inch model of the set created by Nicole Meyer '20, complete with propaganda posters and figurines of the actors. Everything about this year’s Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre and Dance production of Bertolt Brecht’s war-time play Mother Courage is a little unorthodox: 10 directors, a three-inch scale model of the set, and original […]

Senior Spotlight: Gunnar Olav Van Guilder

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Gunnar Olav Van Guilder is a studio art major from Hudson, Wis. Next fall he plans to look for art-related work and eventually attend graduate school. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Betsy Byers saw Gunnar’s potential right […]

Senior Spotlight: Coleden Wedge

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Coleden Wedge is a music education major from Saint Bonifacius, Minn. Next fall he plans to student teach and then find an instrumental music education position before pursuing graduate school. Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Chair in Music […]