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With lifted COVID-19 restrictions, Cap & Bells is now able to rehearse in person.

Cap & Bells revives in-person shows with Weekend of Theatre

Kathryn Cloonan October 27, 2021
Cap & Bells, the College’s student-run theatre group, is returning live, student-run theatre to the College this weekend with three short plays: Ferris Wheel, Argh!, and It’s a Terrible Day to be Me.
The art was exhibited in U-Hauls to make the show accessible, with Ruiz’s U-Haul featuring red cobwebs obscuring the interior. (Photos courtesy of Isabel Kuh.)

‘charm bracelet’ exhibition celebrates young Latinx artists at Williams and beyond

Lily Goldberg October 27, 2021
Rarely does one amble down Spring Street on a Friday evening and encounter a full Mexican buffet, a bottle of Super RUSH nail polish remover, and Professor of Art Liz McGowan — such went ’charm bracelet’, a multi-event experimental project curated by Isabel Kuh ’23 showcasing the work of emerging Latinx artists.
Student dancers (Beam Maskati, Keshini Cardozo, Sadie Fernandez, and Ashley Xu from left to right) perform Hidden Voices choreography. (Photo courtesy of Brad Wakoff.)

H.T. Chen & Dancers return to campus

Caprice Turchiano October 27, 2021
Whirling around the stage, one arm outstretched with a red lantern and the other clenched in a fist at the waist, the members of H.T. Chen & Dancers exhibited their talents and artistry — inspired by Asian American heritage — at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance on Oct. 15.
The Clark Art Institute was one of three local institutions to announce a vaccine mandate.

Local arts institutions to require proof of vaccination for visitors

Cameron Pugh October 27, 2021
The Clark Art Institute and MASS MoCA will require visitors to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 starting Nov. 1, the Clark announced on Oct. 13. Images Cinema will follow suit starting Nov. 5.
Students participate in virtual workshop, open mic with poet Porsha Olayiwola

Students participate in virtual workshop, open mic with poet Porsha Olayiwola

Hannah Dineen October 20, 2021
A virtual workshop held by Boston poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola, sponsored by Franny Choi, allowed students to participate in an afternoon writing workshop followed by an open mic and poetry performance by Olayiwola herself.
The 1753 House became the site of the exhibit because of its deep connections to colonial history, as well as its inclusion on Williamstown’s flag. (Photos courtesy of Brad Wakoff.)

Anonymous artist installs exhibit at Williamstown’s 1753 House

Kevin Weng and Katya Ulyanov October 20, 2021
On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, an anonymous artist installed an art display partially covering Williamstown’s 1753 House, a replica of a settler home located in Field Park. The installation represents the history of Indigenous communities in Williamstown and will stay up until Oct. 29, during which time the 1753 House will be inaccessible to the public.
Caption: Despite its flaws, [ITAL]Shang-Chi is an immensely entertaining and rich — even monumental — superhero film. (Photo courtesy of Disney.com.)

Review: Shang-Chi offers a new, thrilling type of superhero

Shizah Kashif and Lindsay Wang October 20, 2021
Despite its flaws, Shang-Chi is an immensely entertaining, rich, and monumental superhero film.
The Berkshire Symphony Orchestra performed in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic. (Katie Jung/The Williams Record)

Berkshire Symphony Orchestra returns to Chapin Hall after COVID hiatus

Katie Jung October 6, 2021
The Berkshire Symphony Orchestra performed live for the first time in 18 months on the night of Oct. 1. The musicians, all masked, walked onto stage and were met with a packed audience.
(Photo courtesy of IMDB.)

Images in Review: ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ offers captivating look at televangelism

Tharini Prakash October 6, 2021
While the film is a fairly predictable, somewhat bloated biopic that focuses primarily on Faye, there’s a lot to chew on about codependency, insecurity, naivete, and, of course, the scamming that is so often present in televangelism.
Kim’s Why I Watch with Closed Captions is currently on display at WCMA. (Photo courtesy of Brad Wakoff.)

WCMA hosts talk with Christine Sun Kim

Kevin Weng October 6, 2021
WCMA welcomed visitors this fall with the Sweaty Concepts exhibition. The exhibit includes Why I Watch with Closed Captions, a drawing by Christine Sun Kim, who spoke at the College on Sept. 23.
The Long Road chronicles Berkshire women who fought for gender equality

The Long Road chronicles Berkshire women who fought for gender equality

Sofie Jones September 29, 2021
What started as a Williamstown resident’s suggestion that the Town community commemorate the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment came to fruition over 18 months and a pandemic later, when The Long Road: Notable Women Remembered premiered at Images Cinema last Thursday.
Sweaty Concepts, which draws from across WCMA’s collections, will remain open until Dec. 19. (Photo courtesy of Brad Wakoff.)

Review: WCMA asks itself questions via Sweaty Concepts exhibit

Yuchan Kim September 29, 2021
The Sweaty Concepts exhibition, open now until Dec. 19, shines a light on marginalized people, describing “experiences across gender identity, sexual orientation, race, and ability, that involve making a place for oneself where it does not already exist.”
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