Writers World: Jane Brox Talk

“I am going to begin with a confession.” Jane Brox begins with this intriguing opening line. I await her her next words with anticipation, in the comfortable Hurst Lounge in Duncker Hall. It’s 8pm. Outside the windows, campus is dark causing the bright image of the room to reflect off the glass. The room is […]

Living on Udrive

It’s Saturday evening “in”. Popcorn popping in the microwave, a kettle whistling, hot chocolate poured into mugs and marshmallows plopped on top melting into sugary white swirls. We decide on the biggest laptop and plug the external DVD drive into it along with whatever studio Ghibli film borrowed from the WashU library this week. There’s […]

Theresa Williams Art & Stuff

Weekend Adventures: Maker’s Markets

Makers markets: wonderlands of handmade mugs, printmaker’s posters, saucy stickers and custom calendars. The perfect way to decorate a sparse dorm room with funky finds is to scavenge these markets. These markets come in all different shapes and sizes from mug markets hosted in small coffee shops, craft fairs hosted in large breweries, and print […]

Field Trips: Ai Weiwei Bare Life

One of the best reasons for having the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on campus is close-in field trips, this is especially exciting when the museum is re-opened in Fall 2019 with an exhibition of work by internationally renowned artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei. Our class meets in the new lobby and get […]

Tiramisu: A Pick Me Up

We enter Iva’s home again. Each of us holds a small glass or plastic container. They are empty now but soon they will be full of rich coffee soaked lady fingers and meringue mixed with cream. Otherwise known as Tiramisu. “Lift me up” is the direct translation from Italian. Tiramisu is n imperative as well […]

East End Adventures: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

The new east end is a vision. Large open spaces and walls that seems as though they are constructed of nothing other than glass. The fountains are lit at night and, when it’s warm, have become a beautiful spot to have a night time chat with a tea from Park Side. In my mind, the […]

Into the Woods: Fireworks in Forest Park

We hear a loud noise, see a bright green glittering flash. I take off in an easy sprint towards the commotion. Fireworks. It’s Friday night in forest park. The glow portion of Balloon Glow is dimming, Balloons slowly descend to the earth. It’s the days heat is still simmering in the darkness and we mingle […]

Illustration of tomatos from the market

Walkable Weekend Adventures: The U City Farmer’s Market

It is Saturday in September. The weekend begins. No class, campus job, or clubs today. Time to dive deeper into readings and explore further in projects…as well as to parcel out for personal play. Saving homework for the afternoon, I’m kicking off the day by meeting up with a past roommate from the freshman dorm. […]

Sold Out in Two Minutes

Sold-out in two minutes. After being closed for expansion along the East End, the reopening of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in September was indeed celebratory. The opening exhibition in the new and improved space is Bare Life by the internationally renowned artist—Ai Weiwei. Before the official opening, there was a soft opening event […]

Fox in the Field: Inauguration

Fox in the Field is a student led journalism group that was brought together for the Inauguration of the new Chancellor, Andrew Martin. Fox in the Field is composed of art directors, illustrators, photographers, copywriters, designers, and editors. Our purpose was to illuminate the inaugural events from the art and design perspective. Our strategy  was […]

Inauguration Symposium

It’s inauguration day and, thankfully, for all those attending the outdoor ceremony in the quad, fall is finally here. Gone is the muggy heat and now come the calm breezes of sunny afternoons padded with fluffy clouds. The traffic of the morning is headed towards the Knight Center building as the symposium occurs soon in the Emerson Auditorium.

Italian Dinner Food

Class Highlight: Dinner in Italian

It is Labor Day Monday and all classes are cancelled, except for ours (don’t worry, it is totally worth it). It is time for the cooking portion of our conversational based Italian cooking class. We arrive in the kitchen and settle down in front of the recipes. Soon we assign a cooking conductor and begin […]

Senior Reflection “Last First Day”

I am settled in. Reunited with items and artifacts from the summer storage unit. Reunited with friends and friendly faces I haven’t seen since before embarking on study abroad semester. I crawl into bed, exhausted I am ready for yet another first day. This first night is stormy and I feel cozy wrapped up in […]

All That Glows: Missouri Botanical Gardens

It’s a Saturday, you’ve been studying inside all morning and you’re ready to get away from beige walls and ceilings to see some greenery. You trek over to the Saint Louis Art Museum admiring an impressionist garden wishfully. Imagining you’re there. While the show of flowers and sunlight falling over the paint like splashes of […]

Into the Woods: Paintings and Picnic Baskets

SLAM! aka Saint Louis Art Museum, sits at the top of Art Hill in Forest Park. It is the nearest off campus attraction in Forest Park. This makes it an easy resource for classes as well as a great excursion from campus. The best part is you can go as often as you like because […]

Endings, Beginnings, and Everything in Between: Graduation

It’s that time of year: graduation. It’s time to say goodbye to our grads and hello to warm weather and new adventures. This week I’ve been contemplating what saying goodbye to the seniors means. First and foremost, it signals that it is my turn to become a senior. Something that seemed impossible to achieve as […]

Into the Grid: Florence Edition

In Firenze, anyone interested in the Renaissance gets to stand and study for short periods in churches, chapels, and buildings designed by many famous renaissance artists, but only the lucky few study for long periods, eat lunch, paint, design, play with the resident cat, for an entire semester in a palace remodeled by Raphael. Italy […]

Revisiting the Renaissance

It’s junior year. I stand at the entrance gazing up at poster of the David by Donatello hanging off the side of the building. The Bargello museum, Firenze. Flashback to freshman year. Looking up at an image of the same David, massive, about this size in William Wallace’s Introduction to Western Art being projected onto […]