Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

Zines find new fame at BHC

By Eric Lopez
Contributing Writer

Silver Gelatin Print by Evan Henry

Silver Gelatin Print by Evan Henry

 

Brookhaven College will host its first Suburban Zine Swap Oct 11. The event will showcase zines and do-it-yourself art created by Continue reading

Former student displays oceanic art

By Marilyn Velazquez
Contributing Writer

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar A porcelain teabath square trio sits in the Studio Gallery during Austin artist Jennifer Hill’s exhibit in Brookhaven College’s Studio Gallery Aug. 22-Sept. 23.

Photos by Jubenal Aguilar
A porcelain teabath square trio sits in the Studio Gallery during Austin artist Jennifer Hill’s exhibit in Brookhaven College’s Studio Gallery Aug. 22-Sept. 23.

 

Nearly 50 ocean-inspired ceramic pieces in pinks, oranges, greens and blues were on display in Brookhaven College’s Studio Gallery Aug. 22-Sept. 23. Jennifer Hill, a former Brookhaven student, created the hand-built artistic and abstract ceramic representations of marine life.

“[It’s got] a little bit of function and a lot of décor,” Hill said during the reception, referring to the functionality of her art.

Hill received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Southern Methodist University and master’s degree in fine arts from Utah State University, according to her website, jenniferhillceramics.com.

As a professional artist, this was her first time displaying her artwork in a solo exhibition at Brookhaven. Hill said her inspiration behind the pieces is based on her experience exploring the ocean while living and teaching in Kauai, Hawaii.

“This influenced a lot of the texture you see in my work,” she said. “Artists are always facing challenges, mostly because we want to challenge ourselves.”

Hill said she specializes in working with ceramics.

A hand-made centerpiece simulates sea shells.

A hand-made centerpiece simulates sea shells.

 

David Newman, Brookhaven gallery director, said he knew Hill when she was a student and included her work in a group alumni exhibition in 2008. He said she was chosen based on her work and skill in ceramics.

Hill has been in more than 30 art exhibitions across the country, according to her website.

Tanya Hill, Jennifer’s sister-inlaw, attended the closing reception in support of Jennifer’s exhibition. Tanya said she heard about the exhibition through a Facebook post.

“She didn’t make a big deal out of it. We did,” Tanya said.

Her favorite piece was a tall vase with seashells rotating in a downward spiral. Tanya said Jennifer is a great teacher.

An orb vessel is reminiscent of coral reefs; Hill explains how she makes the orb vessel art pieces.

An orb vessel is reminiscent of coral reefs; Hill explains how she makes the orb vessel art pieces.

 

“She sees the world differently,” Tanya said. “I wouldn’t be able to see the clay and have it become something.”

Jennifer is currently preparing for a show Nov. 12-13 and 19-20 with Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour in Austin.

Theatre BHC tells ghost stories

By Kayli Lader
Contributing Writer

Photo by Kayli Lader Allen Wiese, as Keizuke, and Sarah Kennedy, as Yukionna, rehearse a scene in the story “The Snow Woman.”

Photo by Kayli Lader
Allen Wiese, as Keizuke, and Sarah Kennedy, as Yukionna, rehearse a scene in the story “The Snow Woman.”

 

Brookhaven College School of the Arts Theatre Brookhaven is kicking off the 2016-2017 academic year with the opening night of “In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories,” by Eric Coble. Continue reading

Classic Car Show Revs Up Deep Ellum

By Noel DeJesus
Senior Staff Photographer

Photos by Noel DeJesus 1955 Chevrolet Wagon

Photos by Noel DeJesus
1955 Chevrolet Wagon

 

The 9th Annual Invasion Car Show was displayed Sept. 3 in Deep Ellum. The show featured vintage cars, hot rods and customized cars during Continue reading

North Texas’ used bookstores are still ‘booked up’

By Ellen Case
Senior Staff Writer

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar Recycled Books, Records, & CDs – Denton, Texas

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar
Recycled Books, Records, & CDs – Denton, Texas

 

Thousands of new books are published every year, but some shops are still turning a profit on books from years past. Many stores in North Texas provide an exciting adventure on the shelves. Continue reading

Lost in translations

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Student recounts her experiences visiting the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ over summer vacation.

By Ellen Case
Senior Staff Writer

Photos by Ellen Case The sun sets behind the skyline in Nagoya, Japan.

Photos by Ellen Case
The sun sets behind the skyline in Nagoya, Japan.

 

I walked through Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, after arriving for a 10-day trip that took me through three different cities. I was visiting the island as part of a mission team that travels annually to assist and Continue reading

Boycott threat insults First Amendment

 

 

Pastor Protection Act prompts filmmakers to consider removal of projects in Georgia.

 

Hollywood filmakers and entertainment goliaths misunderstood the intentions behind a House Bill proposed in February in Georgia, causing arguments and an unnecessary threat of retraction from several studios in the state. Georgia House Bill 757, also known as The Pastor Protection Act, proposed allowing religious officials to refrain from performing marriages that went against their beliefs. However, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the bill March 28 after the controversy began. Continue reading

Chaplin masters silent comedy

By Diamond Victoria

Editor-in-Chief

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“City Lights” (1931) was filmmaker and actor Charles Chaplin’s first film since the introduction of sound synchronization in talkies, the name given to movies with sound, three years earlier.

Chaplin is a master of silent filmmaking, and this proto- rom-com’s ability to win over hearts and minds through sentiment alongside animated gags only further proves his genius. Continue reading

Super heroes battle it out in new film

By Juan Betancourt

Contributing Writer

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Illustration by Sophia Espinosa

Director Zack Snyder brought the world’s strongest man and the world’s greatest detective to the big screen in one of the most anticipated superhero movies of the year with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Continue reading

National Videogame Museum opens doors

By Jacqueline Arredondo

Associate Layout Editor

Photos by Jacqueline Arredondo | A Pac-Man board game is displayed in the Unplugged exhibit in the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas.

Photos by Jacqueline Arredondo | A Pac-Man board game is displayed in the Unplugged exhibit in the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas.

The clash of Link’s sword, the lash of Simon Belmont’s whip and the blast of Doomguy’s trusty double-barreled shotgun echoed through the halls.

These sounds can be heard alongside the laughter of video gamers of all ages at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas. The museum is the first of its kind, being solely dedicated to video games, according to nvmusa.org. Continue reading