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Oglethorpe student band Silver Lake Waves makes a splash

Wander anywhere near Goodman Hall after classes, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear the Silver Lake Waves giving it their all at full volume. An Oglethorpe student-led band, Silver Lake Waves, by their own description, specialize in “bangers for anxious souls.” The band includes Ryan Holtzen ’20 (guitar and bass), Liz Kontyko ’20 (synth), […]

Appraisal event draws hundreds to campus

On June 8, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art hosted ‘Hidden Treasures Unveiled,’ an Antiques Roadshow-inspired event, where attendees could bring their valuables and antiques for appraisal by specialists in fine art, decorative arts, Asian art, jewelry, and books and manuscripts. Despite the day’s poor weather, the event welcomed 200 visitors to campus, with more […]

Rising junior selected into Mellon Summer Academy for Museum Studies

Lauren Aleece Bustamante ’21 is the latest Oglethorpe student to be accepted into the prestigious Mellon Summer Academy at the High Museum of Art. During the week-long immersive experience, Bustamante, one of only 15 undergraduate students chosen, will learn about curatorial practices from Atlanta-area curators, participate in team exhibition workshops, research and present on a […]

Choral director Dr. Tim Powell rearranges a classic

Director of Choral Activities Dr. Timothy Michael Powell has debuted a fresh take on an old standard with his new arrangement, “With a Banjo on My Knee.” Publisher Hal Leonard says, “any combination of bluegrass instruments will make a welcome addition to this arrangement” of Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susanna.” Since joining the Oglethorpe University faculty in 2017, Dr. Powell […]

Surrealists Salvador Dalí, Leon Kelly headline at Oglethorpe museum

It’s getting surreal this summer at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art. This summer’s exhibitions open May 3 with the Atlanta stop on the national tour of Salvador Dalí’s Stairway to Heaven from the collection of the Park West Museum, paired with ‘Leon Kelly: American Surrealist’, organized by the David David Gallery of Philadelphia. Salvador Dalí’s […]

Ruminations on Notre Dame

We all witnessed yesterday the fall of the fleche, the 800-ton spire of Notre Dame, and privately lamented the loss. The fire swept through the roof, and the fear is that treasures from the medieval world may be now irrevocably damaged or destroyed. A student raised the question in class: why all the fuss? Stuff […]