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ISSUE 118 VOL 8 PUBLISHED 11/12/2004

Arts and Entertainment

Forming support 'Club'

Last weekend, Companydances performance of Swing a Club: Facing cancer intimately and powerfully portrayed the trials of a man losing his brother to cancer. Through the use of dance, visual art, text and music, Swing a Club explored the themes of struggle, support and letting go.

Barba gives talk

The hidden songwriter inside Helen Nienhaus Barba 81, a current Northfield resident, was revealed in her Nov. 6 lecture/performance "Songwriting and Self Discovery" in Urness Recital Hall. Barbas presentation, which included performances of 10 of her original compositions for piano, guitar, drums and voice, marked the culmination of four years of research into the use of arts in psychotherapy. Her study focused on the creative process of songwriting and the role of the "human shadow"  the dark side of the human personality, which she referred to as the "Darth Vader of our life."

Dell, Griep mix puppets, sculptures, sacred spaces

The newest exhibit to grace the spaces of Flaten Museum features recent artwork by Associate Professors of art and art history Mary Griep and Irve Dell. The exhibit, which opened on Monday and will run through Dec. 15, displays Grieps large-scale mixed media drawings of sacred French and Southeast Asian buildings. Dells sculptures, borrowed from a collaborative object and puppet theater production, are the most prominent of his contributions to the exhibit.

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