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The artist picks up their utensil, whether it be a paintbrush, pen, or even their hands. This may be their first piece, last piece, or one in between. However, only the artist knows what this one will entail. Sure, technically anyone can be an artist, but every artist has their own personal touch that makes their pieces truly unique. Painter and...
Isle of Dogs (2018), is the newest stop-motion animation film from famed director Wes Anderson, known for such works as The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), and Rushmore (1998).   Isle of Dogs is Wes Anderson's second stop-motion animation film. His first, Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), is an adaptation of the famous children's book written by Roal Dahl. Fantastic Mr. Fox was praised by many for its...
Previously, I showcased my working versions of my two characters to see if anyone was interested in the modeling/rigging/skinning workflow, and I saw enough interest to justify another article. I intentionally left out sculpting, complex character design, and animation, which I will cover here. (I will still be exclusively using free, open source, or student licensed software. The staples are...
On January 18th, Dr. David Ranney shared his recreation of Lewis and Clark’s legendary journey through the unknown, furthering the museum visitors’ knowledge of our past and giving them a taste of the rugged life the explorers faced. Dr. Ranney’s photography captures the landscapes, wildlife, and lifestyle of the land the United States acquired from France in 1803. Many of...
The lights dim. The people hush. The performers take the stage. Everyone waits with bated breath for the first line to be delivered . . . and then all too quickly it ends, and you leave wishing for more—more drama, more comedy, more performances.  Welcome to Jesuit One Acts. Jesuit Theatre held its fourteenth annual senior directed one-act plays on...
They spent countless late nights practicing, tirelessly perfecting their tone, pitch, rhythm, articulations. They worked and worked, and on January 27, it all came together. On January 27, six Jesuit students performed at the Eisemann center as part of TPSMEA’s prestigious All-State Band. November 27 Application deadline. Each student recorded and submitted the two-state etudes. "I didn't feel too nervous because the...
The lights dim. The crowd quiets. The conductor raises his baton as the band, orchestra, and choir begin their final performance of 2017. On December 10th, groups hosted another successful Sounds of the Season concert with selections ranging from Silent Night to the Polar Express. Orchestra director Jane Chambers commented, “I, of course, am very biased, but I think all...
The crowd listens in awe as the music echoes throughout the room. The air fills with the sounds of the season, ringing vibrantly with joy. The smell of freshly baked cookies coming from the foyer combined with the holiday music reminded everyone that it’s that wonderfully festive time of year again. On Tuesday, December 5th, the Jesuit-Ursuline Ranger Band, along...

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