Community celebrates the arts - everywhere (photo slideshow)
A three-day festival of the arts held on August 26-28, 2011.
"My whole idea was that the image of nature or decoration of nature actually removes us from an authentic experience with the outdoors. We get a false sense of connection from our surroundings."
"How we reconcile the self with what is beyond the self is something students struggle with all the time."
"I don’t know of any other artist of the period who expresses himself as clearly across the centuries. This is utterly fascinating to me."
"We have gotten so far away from an integrated mind and body that we don't necessarily know how to tap into creative responses and how to express ourselves. Dance provides that. It's a wonderful outlet — I've never seen anybody leave a dance class who wasn't glad to be alive."
"When I was in graduate school, popular music history wasn't taught. That's changing, thank goodness. Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding branch of musicology."
"Art history is an ever-expanding field that values experimentation and creativity. It allows me to incorporate issues that stem from philosophy, sociology, religion, science and more."
"The literature that most moves me are the works that help us to not be confined by the experiences we've had, but to imagine something greater."
"Bucknell students bring a lot of energy to campus and to class; you have to meet that energy with energy of your own — physical, intellectual, creative, pedagogical."
"Art-making does not happen as an isolated private act. It does not exist in an isolated place."
"I want my students to understand that art doesn't have to be passive, it can be used to actively engage and shape the world at large."
"A dance class is not just sitting and taking notes. It's about doing."
"It's easy to write a musicological study that talks about instrumentation and practices, such as offering making, but when you take seriously a discourse about spiritual power, I think you are doing something that is little different. I think you are empowering the voices of Balinese who are living this aspect of their life in a very real way."
"Business classes teach students how to collaborate effectively all the time. In theater, it sometimes is the one thing that gets overlooked, but it's the most important, I think, if they are going to look at doing theater professionally."