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Picturing New Orleans: Collective Memory Images And Visual Thinking, Dana S. Thompson May 2018

Picturing New Orleans: Collective Memory Images And Visual Thinking, Dana S. Thompson

Dana Statton Thompson

New Orleans has always been a city filled with a mix of cultures, creating a vibrant art community and subsequent detailed visual historical record throughout its 300 year history. This program will explore, from the French and Spanish influences to Mardi Gras and Hurricane Katrina, from well-known and less-known artists, how New Orleans was and is represented through images. In this program we will rediscover New Orleans, exploring how images have contributed to the formation of New Orleans’ image and informed our own conception of the city and its place in the South.  


Theatrical Scenic Design: Creating And Presenting A Professional Portfolio, Isabella Pellino May 2018

Theatrical Scenic Design: Creating And Presenting A Professional Portfolio, Isabella Pellino

Senior Honors Projects

The Kennedy Center for the American College Theatre Festival is a regional and national conference where students can compete against other students with their Acting, Directing, Stage Management, and Design skills. Students present scenes, participate in workshops, and present their designs from shows their universities produced in that year. I attended this year’s “KCACTF Region 1:New England” festival from January 30th to February 4th (having been selected to present in the Design Technology Exhibition) and presented a scenic design I created for the URI Theatre production of Body Awareness in April of 2017.

Theatre is a fast-paced industry ...


Creating A Happy Ending For Socially Relevant Television, John Thomas Cunha May 2018

Creating A Happy Ending For Socially Relevant Television, John Thomas Cunha

Senior Honors Projects

Television is accessible to millions from the comfort of their own homes and shapes the way we view the world. It has the power to bring people together, but often presents diversity with a strong emphasis on labels. Characters are defined by the one trait that, to the majority of viewers, is unrelatable. This maintains the separation of “us” and “them,” isolating those in the minority. Representation is essential for progress, but it’s more than just including diversity. Instead of dwelling on differences and indulging in stereotypes, characters should all treat each other equally.

The focal TV show of ...


From Swing King To Swing Kids: The Jazz Era Of ‘Big Band Orchestras’ In World War Ii, Katie Victoria Burnopp Apr 2018

From Swing King To Swing Kids: The Jazz Era Of ‘Big Band Orchestras’ In World War Ii, Katie Victoria Burnopp

Student Scholar Showcase

Known as the ‘King of Swing’, clarinetist and band leader Benny Goodman (1909-1986) threatened the Nazi cause during WWII. With intent of improving music pedagogy, the purpose of this research was to investigate swing music during World War II. The particular problems of this study were to: (1) identify how the swing music of Benny Goodman (1909-1986) influenced adolescents in the United States of America, United Kingdom, and Germany; (2) explore the Nazi party view on ‘swing’ music of the era; (3) examine how the music of Charlie and his Orchestra became used as a tool for Nazi propaganda; and ...


I Flash Athletes: Creating An Iconic Sports Image, Natalie Ledonne Apr 2018

I Flash Athletes: Creating An Iconic Sports Image, Natalie Ledonne

Student Scholar Showcase

It has been estimated that in 2017, 1.2 trillion photographic images were recorded worldwide. In a sea of images, what sets apart a great image from a simple snapshot? As an artist and a photographer, there are countless variables that come into play when I am taking a photograph. Mind set, angles, depth of fields, exposures, shutter speed, and which lens to use all factor into a final image. There is so much more then just pressing the shutter release and hoping to capture a moment in time. In my presentation, I will explain to you what makes a ...


Making Visible: More Of The Picture, Sarah Slavick Mar 2018

Making Visible: More Of The Picture, Sarah Slavick

Lesley University Community of Scholars Day

In Linda Nochlin’s essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?, “ she demonstrates how, for centuries, institutional and societal structures had made it “impossible for women to achieve artistic excellence, or success, on the same footing as men, no matter what the potency of their so-called talent, or genius.” As the Guerilla Girls noted, only 1 woman had a solo museum show in NY in 1985, and, in 2015, 30 years later, it wasn’t much better with 1 at the Guggenheim, Met and Whitney, and 2 at MOMA. On International Women’s Day, March 1, 2017, I ...