Archives for November 2010

Amazing Art Made Out of Clay

The Westmont Museum

Under a golden sunset sky, several hundred people enjoyed the Nov. 18 opening reception of “Form and Function: Ceramic Artists in California” at the spacious new Westmont Museum. Collections Manager Chris Rupp organized the show, thoughtfully placing nearly 200 ceramic pieces in the museum from an impressive collection of California artists. Several pieces by Otto… [Continue Reading]

Double Toil, Trouble in Fast-Paced ‘Macbeth’

Director Mitchell Thomas

Five female Westmont students perform a stripped-down, fast-paced version of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, both at 8 p.m. in Porter Theatre. The play is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come, first-served basis. Mitchell Thomas, associate professor of theatre arts, directs a contemporary version… [Continue Reading]

Westmont to Look a Lot Like Christmas

The Giant Pickle

Warm cider, Santa Claus and carolers will highlight the ninth annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Westmont’s Kerrwood Lawn Wednesday, Dec. 1, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Westmont College Student Association (WCSA) selected Michael Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship, to deliver the often-humorous Pickle… [Continue Reading]

International Cultural Worker Talks Balkan Politics

Damir Arsenijević

Damir Arsenijevic, an international cultural worker, critic, theorist, scholar and translator working in the fields of cultural, gender, and literary studies, speaks about “Towards a Politics of Unbribable Life: The Politics of Memory and Cultural Production in Bosnia and Herzegovina” Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 4-5:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Darling Foundation Lecture Hall inside Winter Hall…. [Continue Reading]

Alumna Talks Muslim Women, Islamic Banking

Westmont Alumna Sarah Tobin '98

Westmont alumna Sarah Tobin ’98, who is finishing her doctorate in anthropology at Boston University, lectures about “From Starbucks to the Headscarf: How Modern Muslim Women Understand Their Worlds” Monday, Nov. 15, from 7-9 p.m. in Founders Room. On Tuesday, Nov. 16, she lectures about “Islamic Banking in Finance: In Theory and Practice” from 3:30-5… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival a Sold-Out Tradition

"Let the Hearts of Those Who Seek the Lord Rejoice" by Scott Anderson

The sixth annual Westmont Christmas Festival, “Let the Hearts of Those Who Seek the Lord Rejoice,” is sold out for general admission tickets. If you are a member of the Wallace Emerson Society, please call Joan Kim at (805) 565-6058. If you received an invitation to the reception, please call (805) 565-7234. The general admission… [Continue Reading]

Wet Weather Forces Cancellation of Public Viewing

The Westmont Observatory

(Westmont has been forced to cancel this month’s viewing of the stars due to inclement weather. The next scheduled public viewing is Friday, Dec. 17.) Westmont opens the doors to its observatory Friday, Nov. 19, aiming the powerful Keck Telescope toward Jupiter, hoping to catch a wink of the Great Red Spot. Every third Friday… [Continue Reading]

Christmas Festival Sold Out Quickly

Christmas Festival

We apologize, but at present all performances of the Christmas Festival are sold out. We’ve been surprised and delighted by the quick and overwhelming response. You may enter your information and request to be put on a waiting list for tickets that may become available if others return tickets they have reserved. In response to… [Continue Reading]

Museum Displays Golden State Ceramic Art

Ceramics by Chris Rupp

“Form and Function: Ceramic Artists in California” opens in the Westmont Museum of Art with a public reception Thursday, November 18, 4-6 p.m. The exhibition, on display through Dec. 18, is the second in the new Adams Center for the Visual Arts. This is Westmont’s fourth ceramics invitational, this year featuring work from 16 California… [Continue Reading]

November Showcases Student Musicians

Westmont’s Siloam Quartet

Westmont student composers, vocalists and instrumentalists showcase their talents in several concerts this November. All performances are free and open to the public. The new works of student composers highlight at The Composers Concert on Friday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. in Deane Chapel. There will be an eclectic mix of string, vocal and piano… [Continue Reading]