Geneva Music Scene: Shrimps

By Wren Andrews ’21 Arts & Entertainment Editor Welcome back to the Geneva Music Series – a column focused on illuminating the musical venues, artists, histories, and opportunities across Geneva, both on and off campus. This issue, we interviewed Brady Leo, one of two members of the local band Shrimps. Shrimps has been a prominent part of the Geneva music scene over the years, playing … Continue reading Geneva Music Scene: Shrimps

“Fraternal Forever”

By Will Fuller ’22 Herald Staff ** This article was updated on April 5, 2019 following performances of Fraternal Forever and the April 5 issue of the Herald. ** March 8th and 9th the Phoenix Players presented their new play, Fraternal Forever, written and directed by Donovan Hayden and produced by the Phoenix Players. Countless others worked toward creating and putting the play out to be seen … Continue reading “Fraternal Forever”

Now What: Davis Gallery Exhibit

By Grace Ruble ’21 News Editor The Davis Gallery’s current exhibit Now What?! Advocacy, Activism and Alliances in American Architecture since 1968 is a departure from the paintings and sculptures usually on display. This gallery, which is the first architecture focused installment the Davis Gallery has hosted, is an interactive exhibit which invites visitors to fill in the gaps on a timeline of the history … Continue reading Now What: Davis Gallery Exhibit

Welcome Back Concert

By Wren Andrews ’21 Arts & Entertainment Editor Walking into the Welcome Back Concert was something I had not anticipated doing this year. After reviewing last year’s concert featuring A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, I was reluctant to take my chances on Jay Sean and Jay Critch. Comments from last year describing “the entire room [as] a gross mosh pit” are, for obvious reasons, effectively … Continue reading Welcome Back Concert

The Tech Behind “#TheBallantineDays”

By Reed Herter ’22 Herald Staff #TheBallantineDays, directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May, is one of the spring Theatre Mainstage productions. It is one that theatre students have been writing and helping to make as they go along. The three main playwrights are May, Thomas Perry ’19, and Izzy Ingram ’19 – though the idea came from last year’s devising class. It all … Continue reading The Tech Behind “#TheBallantineDays”

The HWS Music Scene

By Wren Andrews ’21 Arts & Entertainment Editor Welcome to the Geneva Music Series – a column focused on illuminating the musical venues, artists, histories, and opportunities across Geneva, both on and off campus. For this issue, we interviewed Dylan Bennett, who gave us a unique perspective on music at HWS – as a member of one of HWS’ student bands, St. Clair, and a … Continue reading The HWS Music Scene

Davis Gallery: Art & Labor Collection

By Grace Ruble ’21 News Editor On Feb. 1, the Davis Gallery celebrated the opening of its new Art and Labor Collection. The exhibit features works from HWS’s own collection. Art and Labor is Visual Arts Curator Anna Wagner’s first collections curation project at the Colleges and features works by artists such as Kara Walker, Käthe Kollwitz, Arthur Dove, Frank Romero and Stacey Robinson, as … Continue reading Davis Gallery: Art & Labor Collection

‘No Exit’ Comes to HWS

By Alex Kerai ’19 Editor-in-Chief What do three random strangers, locked together in a room for eternity, have in common? In Jean-Paul Sartre’s 1944 classic No Exit they are there to torture each other in the afterlife. On Sunday, December 9, at 2 p.m. the play will be performed in Williams Studio (located in Williams Hall) with all-student actors and a student production team. It … Continue reading ‘No Exit’ Comes to HWS

The Geneva Music Scene

By Wren Andrews ’21 Arts and Entertainment Editor Geneva overtly touts itself as “The Lake Trout Capital of the World,” home to the Geneva Panthers, the quintessential college town surrounding Hobart and William Smith Colleges. As students, we are exposed to Geneva in a more intimate view than most ordinary onlookers, but many may be surprised to find out that Geneva is also a city … Continue reading The Geneva Music Scene

Drag Show: A New Tradition

By Reed Herter ‘22 Herald Staff This year was the second time that a drag show has taken place on campus.  This year, it was hosted and headlined by The Vixen, from Rupaul’s Drag Race, and was in the Bartlet Theater.  It was headed by the LGBTQ+Resource Center. Drag shows are often seen as a part of queer culture.  The performances consist of people dressed … Continue reading Drag Show: A New Tradition

‘Art Now’ Exhibit

The students in the Studio Art senior seminar completed a major part of their capstone experience with artist talks and a gallery opening on Thursday, November 29. The students – Niki Russell ‘19, Caroline Mackin ‘19, Bradley Grayson ‘19, Rachel Geiogamah ‘19, and Katherine Dymes ‘19 – collected pieces that were representative of their artistic journeys. In a short presentation, they each discussed their evolution … Continue reading ‘Art Now’ Exhibit

125 Years: the Smith Opera House

By Grace Ruble ’21 News Editor For six weeks over the summer, HWS students Gretty Hollister ‘20 and Austin Jennings ‘19 assisted Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth in researching Geneva’s own Smith Opera House. Woodworth, who has performed and directed at the Smith and serves on the Board of the Opera House, said she wanted to “focus on the history of the building as … Continue reading 125 Years: the Smith Opera House

Faculty Work on Display at the Davis Gallery

By Abbey Frederick ’20 Managing Editor This month, the Davis Gallery began its 2018-2019 exhibition lineup with the Faculty Exhibition, featuring artworks in sculpture, printing, photography, drawing, digital rendering, fashion, installation, and textile arts. This collection displays the wide range of talent held by the faculty of the Department of Art and Architecture. The Davis Gallery usually features the work of one faculty member each … Continue reading Faculty Work on Display at the Davis Gallery

‘Love/Sick’ from HWS Theatre

By Will Fuller ’22 Herald Contributor My first time walking into the Gearan Center was an impressive feat – the scope of the building is huge and intimidating. After wandering the halls for a while, I was finally able to find and talk to Professor Chris Woodworth, the director of HWS Mainstage’s fall production Love/Sick, written by playwright John Cariani, author of the critically acclaimed … Continue reading ‘Love/Sick’ from HWS Theatre

Mosaic New York

By Alex Kerai ‘19 & Quinn Cullum ‘18
Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

Beginning first in the 2014-2015 academic year, Mosaic New York is a small theatrical company that writes and performs pieces in an effort to create dialogues on campus and in the Geneva community related to social justice issues. Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May continues to work as the founder and Artistic Director of the company with the support of the Office of Student Affairs and the Department of Theatre. Continue reading Mosaic New York

Davis Gallery: 10 Years of ‘Choices’

By Mary Warner ’21 Arts & Entertainment Editor A new exhibition is on display at the Davis Gallery at the Houghton House, called “Choices from The Collections.”  Architects, Art Historians, and Studio Artists from the Colleges have chosen their favorite pieces from The Collections to be showcased.  The exhibit also includes explanations of why the specific pieces were chosen to be shown in this context.  … Continue reading Davis Gallery: 10 Years of ‘Choices’

Annual Finger Lakes Photo/Plays Showcase Creative Spirit

By Grace Ruble ’21 Herald Contributor On Friday, February 23, HWS students and faculty, as well as members of the Geneva community gathered at the Smith Opera House for the reveal of a photograph taken by HWS’s Chief Photographer Kevin Colton. This photo would serve as the inspiration for seven plays to be written that night, then rehearsed and performed for an audience the next … Continue reading Annual Finger Lakes Photo/Plays Showcase Creative Spirit

Sacred Thunder and Auto-Mending

By Abbey Frederick ‘20 Herald Contributor Two new exhibitions are on display at the Davis and Solarium Galleries at Houghton House. Sacred Thunder features the ephemeral paintings of Barry Lee Darling, and Stephen Reber’s sculpture Auto- Mending explores the manufacture of cultural objects. Barry Lee Darling’s vibrant paintings, on display in the Davis Gallery, explore fleeting moments of wonderment. His vibrant, life-sized works may inspire … Continue reading Sacred Thunder and Auto-Mending

Welcome Back Concert Leads to Student Criticism

By Wren Andrews ’21 Staff Writer Common adjectives used to describe this year’s Welcome Back Concert included, but were not limited to: messy, disorganized, unsafe, and bad. Any calculated or logical attempt to enter the venue proved futile – there was apparently a massive bottleneck leading up to the doors, featuring extremely loose security that culminated in grapevine stories rumoring that a ten-year-old and multiple … Continue reading Welcome Back Concert Leads to Student Criticism

Theatre Takes Audience Back in Time

by Abbey Frederick ’20 Staff Writer HWS Theatre will be taking audiences back in time to 1956 with their upcoming production of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. The show, written by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder, will run Thursday and Friday, Feb. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m in the McDonald Theatre at the Gearan … Continue reading Theatre Takes Audience Back in Time

A Boogie wit da Hoodie to perform at HWS in January

By Dan Bristol ’18 Student Activities announced on Instagram on Thursday that A Boogie wit da Hoodie will perform this year as the headliner for the Welcome Back Concert in January. The Welcome Back Concert is an annual concert hosted by the Concert Advisory Committee in the Bristol Field House in January featuring artists such as T-Pain, Waka Flocka Flame, and B.O.B in recent years. The … Continue reading A Boogie wit da Hoodie to perform at HWS in January

HWS Theater Opens Season With Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

“FAST PACED MODERN APPROACH, BUT STILL SHAKESPEARE” By Julian Ruf Staff Writer The upcoming evenings at the HWS Theater  promise to be spectacular. Shakespeare’s classic and famous tragedy is coming to the college stage at HWS. Macbeth is the fearless and respected warrior who becomes a murderer rather than waiting to become the next in line to the throne, yet he has the reverence of … Continue reading HWS Theater Opens Season With Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

D’Agata Reads for Trias

By Mary Warner Arts and Entertainment Editor The English Department is currently holding a series of readings curated by John D’Agata, this year’s Trias Writer in Residence. In September, D’Agata, a Hobart alumnus, read from one of his older books, About a Mountain.  This is a non-fiction book of lyrical prose that centers around Las Vegas, Yucca Mountain, and the suicide of a 17-year-old boy. … Continue reading D’Agata Reads for Trias

Thread Bare Debuts at Davis Gallery

By Mary Warner Arts and Entertainment Editor The Davis Gallery at Houghton House will have a new exhibition, entitled Thread Bare, in November of chosen works by artist Kate Kretz. Kretz uses conventionally feminine mediums such as embroidery and sewing to engage with the theme of the formation of female identity as both a lived experience and ideological construct.  In particular, Kretz focuses on the … Continue reading Thread Bare Debuts at Davis Gallery

Area Records Enters Final Days

By Mary Warner ’21 Arts & Entertainment Editor Area Records and Music has been a Geneva institution for forty years, beloved by students and community members alike.  However, the store will be closing its doors.  Area Records’ owner, Mikel George, loves the store and is passionate about music but also ready to retire.  “I could have kept going for two or three more years, but I … Continue reading Area Records Enters Final Days

Davis Gallery Explores Signs

By Mary Warner ’21 Arts and Entertainment Editor The Davis Gallery at Houghton House will have a new exhibition in October focusing on signs. The artists in the exhibition explore the ways signage reflects the consumerist values of our society, by physically overwhelming the built environment, conveying authority and authenticity, and blurring the lines between politics and the economy.  The exhibition is especially focusing on printed … Continue reading Davis Gallery Explores Signs

FLX Live Opens Doors

By Dan Bristol ’18 Editor in Chief “Let’s start a bar.” It is a thought that many college students have across the country, but very few see their dreams come true. Hobart alumni Ian Pattison ’16, Nick LaChance ’16 and Scott Heffner ’16 accomplished that dream in August when they opened Geneva’s newest music venue: FLX Live. What began as an idea for just another … Continue reading FLX Live Opens Doors