Category: Arts & Entertainment

Posted on: March 24, 2024 Posted by: Waverly O'Malley Comments: 0

Japanese Percussion Group stuns at FPAC

Photo provided by Tao Drum By Waverly O’Malley, Staff Writer On Saturday, March 9, Moraine Valley welcomed the Drum Tao performance group to the Dorothy Menker Theater. Drum Tao is a Japanese percussion troupe specializing in taiko drums, a kind of traditional Japanese drums. The group utilizes not only percussion, but also the Japanese shinobue (flute), koto (harp), and syamisen (guitar), in their performances, adding a not insignificant amount of…

Posted on: February 29, 2024 Posted by: Aimee Bustamante Comments: 0

Wischer exhibit memorable for longer than 30 days

Photo by Jermaine Logan, Staff Photographer and writer By Aimee Bustamante, Staff Writer Artist and designer, David Wischer of Wischer World, sets his new exhibit “Remember Me for 30 Days” at the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery within the Performing Arts Building on the Moraine Valley Campus. After visiting Wischer’s new exhibit on campus, it was obvious to notice his range of expertise in graphic design. Particularly, his two tapestries…

Posted on: February 25, 2024 Posted by: Zuzanna Fudala Comments: 0

Review: Lisa Frankestein exposes a monster meh

By Zuzanna Fudala, Staff Writer Frankenstein written by Mary Shelly is one of the most culturally significant gothic novels, with Frankenstein’s monster being an iconic figure in horror right next to the Mummy, the Wolfman, and Dracula. So, when I heard of a new film loosely based on Frankenstein set in the 80’s I thought, “OMG Bodacious!” The first time I saw Lisa Frankenstein, all I can say was barf…

Posted on: February 11, 2024 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Review: Kaia Olsen – Instar Exhibit depicts freedom and friction

By Aimee Bustamante Recently on display were several art pieces by artist Kaia Olsen of Chicago, IL inside the Performing Arts building on Moraine’s main campus.  Kaia Olsen, with expertise in sculpting, dance, and filmmaking introduced his new exhibit–– Instar; which brought several different designs made of wood and steel materials. Once walking into the art gallery, I was overcome with excitement and curiosity. The designs pull you all from…

Posted on: November 27, 2023 Posted by: Zuzanna Fudala Comments: 0

REVIEW: ‘Lightning Thief’ shockingly lacks spark

Photo by Jermaine Logan, Staff Writer By Zuzanna Fudala, Staff Writer What Ho! Heroes be warned there are spoilers lurking about! As a fan of the Percy Jackson series when I was younger, that still holds a place near and dear to my heart, I had high hopes about seeing ‘The Lightning Thief: the Percy Jackson musical’, long before Moraine Valley put on the production. However, I admit that I…

Posted on: October 30, 2023 Posted by: Zuzanna Fudala Comments: 0

Lightning strikes Moraine with The Percy Jackson musical

Photo from FPAC By Zuzanna Fudala, Staff Writer “You shall go west, and face the god who has turned. You shall find what was stolen, and see it safely returned. You shall be betrayed by the one you call friend. And fail to save what matters most, in the end.”- Oracle Prophecy, The Lightning Thief. Demigods of Moraine Valley, prepare yourselves as The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical strikes…

Posted on: October 9, 2023 Posted by: Marty Pavlik Comments: 0

Review: Artist conveys productive lives despite brokenness

Photo by Marty Pavlik, Staff writer By Marty Pavlik, Staff writer Upon entering the Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery you are invited into the world of Antonia Ruppert with the sound of music echoing from a corner across the room.  The rhythm felt as almost an embrace and I was drawn to that corner instantly.  There, playing out of a compact Anchor speaker, I could hear more clearly the tones…

Posted on: September 25, 2023 Posted by: Kayla Curtis Comments: 0

The devil you know? Artists adopt imagery to counter criticism

Photo from Billboard By Kayla Curtis, Staff Writer When we hear the word “devil”, some usually think of this demon who is the representation of everything evil; but we might even think of a person we know. You have at least called someone the devil or a demon at some point in your life. My question is why do we think someone is the devil? We call someone the devil…