Multiple Senior and Student Recitals took place this past week. Vocalist Lauren Mahoney ’23 presented her Senior Recital on April 23 at 2 p.m. in the Timken Room of Graves Hall. She sang works by Handel, Mozart, Barber, Jake Runestad, Lady Gaga, and Alicia Keys, and collaborated with other students and faculty members throughout her performance. Along with Mahoney, Reena Kiowsky ’23 presented her Senior Recital on April 24 at 4 p.m. in the Timken Room. She performed pieces by Brahms, Bloch, Summer, Lalo, and Saint-Saëns. These two Senior Recitals were followed by the second Student Recital of the term, on April 26 at 1:45 p.m. in the Timken Room
Andover’s Zine Fest featured zine-making, and zine-sharing workshops throughout April 24. The first event started at 2 p.m. in the Addison Gallery of American Art with Caroline Hu. This workshop focused on the significance of science, and gave students the opportunity to reflect by making their own eight page zines. Second, the importance of expressing identity with zine-making was explored with a workshop led by Sami Marasian in the OWHL Connected Learning Center. The Zine Fest ended with a reception, including snacks, as well as the Zine Library Opening in the OWHL Freeman Room at 5:30 p.m.
On April 27 at 7 p.m. the Art Department hosted a lecture by Carol Zou in the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library (OWHL) Freeman Room. Zou talked about their art practice as a community-engaged artist. Their work highlights spatial justice, public pedagogy, and intercultural connection using mediums such as craft, media arts, and public installation.
The English Department will be hosting a reading by award-winning poet Ross Gay on April 28. Gay has published four books of poetry, including “Against Which,” “Bringing the Shovel Down,” “Be Holding,” and “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude.” This reading will take place in the Kemper Auditorium from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The submissions for the 2023-2024 Planner Cover Contest will be due on April 28. The planner will be 8.5 by 11 inches size, and will be required to incorporate Andover as well as the year 2023-2024. Cover submissions will be judged by the Academic Skills Center staff.
As Earth Week comes to an end, there are still multiple upcoming events organized by the PA Sustainability Coalition. On April 29 an annual Earth month cleanup will commence with the first twelve students who sign up. Additionally, Susan Esty, Dean of Students and Residential Life, Andrew Wall, Instructor and Chair of Chemistry, Joshua Kissel, Instructor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Magnus Julin ’25, Suhaila Cotton ’24, and Nor Dehoog ’24 will speak at the Vision for Sustainability Panel on May 4 at 9:50 a.m.
Haitian Folkloric Dance and Drumming Workshop, a CaMD scholar program event, will take place on May 7 at 11:00 a.m. The workshop will include Jean Appolon Expressions, an organization which explores themes that are important to the Haitian and Haitian-American experience. The workshop will also build off of CaMD Scholar Kianna Jean-Francois ’23, whose presentation discussed the history and culture of Haiti. No previous dancing experience is required.