2014 grads Shea Pierre, Dan Pappalardo, and Miles Labat performed a jazz set for alumni at Nancy & Mark Gross ‘79’s home on Saturday night!


Links to all of our photos from Commencement/Reunion Weekend are posted on our #ObieCRW 2014 archive. 


Links to all of our photos from Commencement/Reunion Weekend are posted on our #ObieCRW 2014 archive

Cure a little case of the blues with some bass. All photos by James Martin Vitz-Wong. Check out more on Facebook.


Peter Swendsen ’99 Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts


The ninth annual Oberlin Chalk Walk is in one week! On Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., local and regional professional artists will create detailed chalk drawings throughout downtown Oberlin. A rain date of Sunday, June 22 (also 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.) has been set in case of inclement weather. 

Volunteers will be on hand to provide free materials for visitors of all ages to add their own artwork to the sidewalk gallery. Chalk distribution “hubs” will be set up in front of the New Union Center for the Arts, Ben Franklin’s, Hall Auditorium, and the Main Street entrance to the Oberlin Heritage Center.

The Oberlin Chalk Walk is a collaborative event organized by the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA), Oberlin Business Partnership, Oberlin Heritage Center, and the Oberlin Public Library.    

Returning master artists participating in this year’s event include Dan Cherney, Hector Castellanos, Wendy Mahon, Augusto Bordelois, and Robin Van Lear. Local artists who will again be ‘painting’ the Oberlin Public Library Mural include Laura Dahle, Terry Flores, James Peake, Tony Trunzo, David Baker, Jan Drella, and Claudio Orso; other local artists include, Ian Blewitt, Dana Juliano, Beth Wolosz, Cara Romano, Joshua Chrosniak, and others.

We hope to see you next week!

<3 Chalk Walk <3

Bryce Dessner - Murder Ballades


Bryce Dessner - Murder Ballades

Performed by eighth blackbird on Live from WFMT in Chicago - June 9, 2014. I included the first few minutes of introduction with host Kerry Frumkin, in which members of the ensemble give insight into the different movements of the piece:

  1. Omie Wise
  2. Young Emily
  3. Dark Holler
  4. Wave the Sea
  5. Brushy Fork
  6. Pretty Polly
  7. Tears for Sister Polly
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