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The Artist Otherwise Known As: Molly Arts ’24

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Molly Arts ’24

Kathryn Cloonan September 20, 2023
Molly Arts '24 reflects on her musical experiences at the College and her hope to professionally pursue opera after graduation.
Artist Otherwise Known As: Reed Putnam ’23

Artist Otherwise Known As: Reed Putnam ’23

Kathryn Cloonan and Megan Lin May 10, 2023
Reed Putnam ’23 is an art history and practice major from Chappaqua, N.Y. He is a member of Treestyle Improv Comedy and the cross country and track and field teams.
Kristen Chou ’23 competes on the women’s track and field team and is a visual artist who specializes in oil painting and still lifes. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Chou)

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Visual artist and athlete Kristen Chou ’23

Juliette Bostrom November 30, 2022
Kristen Chou ’23 talks about her experiences with visual art and the connections she's made though her practice.
Delilah Delgado ’25 dances to a mix of  “Perdidos” during the fall 2021 Ritmo show. (Photo Courtesy of Delilah Delgado.)

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Dancer and choreographer Delilah Delgado ’25

Beatrice Larzul November 16, 2022
Delgado has participated in many Cap & Bells shows as both a performer and choreographer and is an active member of the dance community.
Sara Stebbins ’24 performs their soprano solo piece in the Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition. (Photo courtesy of Sara Stebbins.)

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Musician and actor Sara Stebbins ’24

Kathryn Cloonan November 2, 2022
Sara Stebbins ’24 reflects on their musical and performance experiences at the College.
Although he has always been musically inclined, Miles first learned opera his freshman year at the College and has since performed in numerous shows. (Photo courtesy of Peter Miles.)

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Peter Miles ’24

Kiara Royer September 21, 2022
Peter Miles ’24 has always been passionate about music. Miles, however, had little idea that his interest in music would lead him to study at the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival in Caltagirone, Italy, this past summer.
Olivia Graceffa ’22 performed in a production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Olivia Graceffa ’22

Kathryn Cloonan April 27, 2022

Before deciding to combine her scientific and artistic sides, Olivia Graceffa ’22 had to choose between pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre at Boston Conservatory or coming to the...

Douglas in a hand-sewn cotton wrap skirt, inspired by her grandmother. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Douglas.)

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Caroline Douglas ’23

David Wignall April 13, 2022
Throughout the fall, Caroline Douglas ’23 frequented the Green River in search of three things: water samples for her geoscience research, photos for her junior arts seminar, and videos for her video art class. For her junior seminar, she created a four-part photo series of herself, her grandmother (whom she calls Nonna), and the River. And for her video class, she created a green screen video.
Bernstein (center) performed an African dance in ​​Kusika’s fall show in 2021. (Photo courtesy of Alex Bernstein.)

The Artist Otherwise Known As: Alex Bernstein ’23

Kathryn Cloonan and Caprice Turchiano March 9, 2022

As a lifelong dancer, beginning at age 2, Alex Bernstein ’23 came to the College intending to dance ballet and contemporary with CoDa and hip-hop with Nothin But Cuties (NBC). However, in their three...

Alex Stoddard displays the awards from his recent music projects. Photo courtesy of Spencer Spivy.

Alex Stoddard ’23.5 produces for popular hip-hop artists

Isabelle Sanderson February 23, 2022
Alex Stoddard ’23.5, known in the music world as A$tod, is a music producer who has worked on songs for hip-hop artists including Yung Bleu, OMB Peezy, and Rod Wave. Rod Wave’s album SoulFly, which includes “OMDB,” a song produced by Stoddard, was nominated for an American Music Award last October. In light of his success, the Record sat down to talk to Stoddard about how he got involved in the music business, his personal connections to these songs, and the general role music plays in his life.
(Photo courtesy of John Murphy.)

Artists of the Class of 2021

Cameron Pugh May 19, 2021
In recognition of the graduating seniors in studio art, music, and theatre, the Record created a brief series of artist features. The artists offered their thoughts on their senior projects, recitals, or theses, and their experiences as artists at the College.
Tasan Smith-Gandy playing his “Pine Cello” composition at the top of Pine Cobble Trail. (Photo courtesy of Jay Corey.)

Tasan Smith-Gandy ’24 takes cello to new heights — literally

Lour Yasin April 14, 2021
Student musician and composer Tasan Smith-Gandy ’24 hiked up Pine Cobble trail, bringing along with him his six-pound cello. Upon reaching the summit of Pine Cobble, he sat down and performed “Pine Cello,” an original piece inspired by the natural beauty around him. 
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