[accessibleimage] Shakespeare and art
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- Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 20:30:24 +0100
Hi, Shakespeare and art. Best, Lisa links http://www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdeennews/news/local/16333976.htm http://www.playbill.com/news/article/104393.html article Playbill.com (New York) Sunday, December 24, 2006 Theater by the Blind to Present Modern Midsummer at Barrow Group By Zachary Pincus-RothTheater by the Blind will present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream from Jan. 27-Feb. 25, 2007, at the Barrow Group Theater, with an opening night of Feb. 3.
The six-member cast includes George Ashiotis, Nick Cordileone and Nicholas Viselli. Ike Schambelan, the company's artistic director, directs.
According to press notes, in this production, "the Athenians are Upper East Side private school kids with the look of 'Sex and the City.' They love their Manolo Blahniks, but those don't hold up very well in the forest. The mechanicals are the workers of Manhattan, the recently-arrived immigrants behind the push carts in the garment district and the counters of Korean delis. The fairies are the staff at a disco, modern day magic makers."
Set design is by Merope Vachlioti, costume design is by Christine Field and lighting design is by Bert Scott.
Theater by the Blind is a company made up of both visually impaired and sighted theatre professionals. Schambelan founded the company in 1979.
The Barrow Group Theater is at 312 W. 36 Street at 8th Avenue, New York City. Tickets are $40 and are available through SmartTix at (212) 868-4444 or www.smarttix.com. For more information, visit tbtb.org.
article Art with feeling added to school's collection Painting by NSU student designed to be touched as well as seen By Richelle Braun Northern State UniversityNorthern State University student Brenda Kohlman was recently selected to have her painting displayed in the permanent collection at the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Aberdeen.
Kohlman's piece, "Honey Bee on Daisy," was originally an assignment given in professor Mark McGinnis' Design 1 course. All 26 students in the class were issued the task of creating a project that was tactually as well as visually appreciated, using insects, plants or vegetables. Kohlman decided to use the model of a gerbera daisy because of the texture of its petals. The idea of adding a bee to the piece came as she was creating the daisy.
Gave a lot of thought"I gave my bee a lot of thought because I knew it was going to be handled by several kids and I didn't want the wings to come off," said Kohlman. "I really enjoyed this project since I was always taught never to touch a painting and with this project, that is what you were supposed to do."
NSU students have been participating in this project since 2000. Their finished pieces are put on display in the hallway of the SDSBVI for one year. Each year, Student Council members poll students, who select their favorite of those works available for sale. The South Dakota Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired purchases one or two pieces for the SDSBVI's permanent art collection and the pieces are displayed in various locations throughout the school.
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