It was a scene straight from an R.E.M. video. Simul-taneously and without discussion, the entire audience at last Fridays Alva Star concert drew up their tables and chairs from the back of the Pause and relocated, one by one, to the area directly in front of the Mane Stage. Thats how talented Alva Star is: listeners cant help but be drawn in by the bands consistently smooth and elemental sound.
A new art exhibit, One years time, opened last Thursday to the lively accompaniment of a jazz band and an appetizer buffet. The exhibit features the work of St. Olaf art professors Meg Ojala and Ron Gallas, as well as pieces by Jessica Dunne, an oil painter from San Francisco. The event drew an array of interested students, faculty, and community members.