The arts intersect with nearly every facet of life at Denison. Students often bring a passion for the arts, and once here they find new ones. Whether on campus as part of academic study, student organizations, or individual interests, or off campus in the nearby cities of Columbus and Newark or as part of study abroad, the arts create countless threads that are woven into the fabric of the Denison campus.

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Resident artists Christian and Anne Manns pay tribute to local history through exhibition “Monumental!”
An Interdisciplinary Museum Studies Class
The day after winning an Emmy, documentary filmmaker Elaine Sheldon visited Denison and Newark

Savannah Delgross ’19

The Columbus community previewed “A Map of Myself,” a one-woman performance by Sara Abou Rashed ’21, about her short-yet-complex personal history.
via Columbus Alive
A student response to “Defining Childhood: Growing up in the US (1860-1940).”

Sophia Raak ’20

The Vail Series opens with a U.S. premiere — Pablo Ziegler — and adds a night of jazz, a tribute to Leonard Bernstein, and a farewell to ETHEL.
via Newark Advocate
HyeKyung Lee, associate professor of music, has been awarded a prestigious orchestral commission for the Eastern Music Festival.
The American Prize in Composition for instrumental chamber music, professional division, has been awarded to Professor of Music Ching-chu Hu.
Former economics major Sahil Vasudeva ’08 stretches the boundaries of classical music with an “Un-Recital” at the Royal Opera House in India.
via The Hindu
Associate Professor Sheilah ReStack receives a $43,800 grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, for ‘Future From Inside.’
Actor/Singer John Davidson ’63 looks back over his long career in entertainment during his run as “Hook” in “Finding Neverland.”
via Tulsa World
Just two weeks after winning their 5th Grammy, the electrifying Ladysmith Black Mambazo takes to the Swasey stage.
via Newark Advocate
Alliance Theatre and Artistic Director Susan Booth ’85 were awarded $250K Women’s Leadership Grant, part of BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle.
via Arts Atlanta
Denison students Rachel Azbell ’19 and Anthony Bruno ’20 accepted into the 2018 Jazz Education Connection of Ohio Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble.
Denison’s Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company uses a 24-hour marathon to raise funds for hurricane relief.
Each year, studio art seniors travel to New York City to experience art in person, meet artists and take a pulse of the art world.
DU Theatre production asks the question: What else can you do if your father won’t protect you, your country won’t defend you- flee to another country?
via Newark Advocate
Em Rooney, a visiting assistant professor of studio art at Denison, is among the artists debuting in a new MoMA exhibit, “Being: New Photography 2018.”
The Denison Department of Theatre announces 2017-2018 season.
via Newark Advocate
Denison’s acclaimed Vail Series announces its 2017-2018 season with Eroica Trio, Catherine Russell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Eighth Blackbird.
The Howard Foundation has awarded a $33,000 fellowship to Associate Professor Sheilah Wilson for her work, “SOTD (Strangely Ordinary This Devotion).”
via Newark Advocate
Visiting professor Blake Turner and art major Evelyn Kendix ’19, are transforming a back yard shed into an installation space for artists this summer.
via Columbus Dispatch
Lowell Byers ’08 wrote and stars in “Luft Gangster,” an off-Broadway play based on the true story of Louis Fowler, a WWII airman from South Carolina.
via Huffington Post
Prof. Sheilah Wilson uses billboards to kick-start conversation and learning in an innovative project that teams students and local schoolchildren.
via Columbus Dispatch
Denison Studio Art professor, Sheilah Wilson, works to place contemporary art on billboards in Newark, Ohio.
Bennett Berry ’00 is an accomplished studio artist who also is making waves with witty and clever memes - especially if you’re an Oklahoma Thunder fan.
via 405 Magazine
“Shameless Light,” by associate professor Sheilah Wilson and partner Dani Leventhal, is part poetry, part video and drawings and part stage performance.
via Ruidoso News
Matt Hamachek ’03 edited, co-produced, and co-wrote the documentary “Amanda Knox,” which will be screened, followed by a Q & A with Hamachek.
via Newark Advocate
Denison Theatre presents “The Traveller Returned,” a revival of a play by the first woman playwright in the U.S.A. - and still surprisingly relevant.
via Newark Advocate
“The Last Arcade,” a film by Kurt Vincent ’06 explores the lost culture of old-school arcades.
via Columbus Dispatch
Brian Wills ’92, with Denison degrees in English and political science and a Master of Arts at Harvard, has opened his first Paris solo show.
Hal Holbrook ’48 began his career presenting the wit and wisdom of Mark Twain on the Denison stage, He continues to bring Twain’s relevance to audiences.
via Newark Advocate
Cinema major Mat McCabe ’88 has a 25-year career mostly in fashion and advertising photographer, and he has worked with Heidi Klum for more than 10 years.
via Chestnut Hill Local
Chicago improv and sketch performer Alex Moffat ’04 joins the cast of Saturday Night Live for its upcoming 42nd season.
via Chicago Tribune
Denison University announces its Vail Series for the 2016-2017 academic year.
via Newark Advocate
Entomology, literature, and design are fed by imagination in this cross-disciplinary student project.
Two Denison University projects, the Newark Arts Space and the Billboard Project, have received combined Ohio Arts Council grants of close to $14,000.
President Weinberg and Professor Carlson express their commitment to the Thirty One West restoration in Newark.
via Newark Advocate
For the majority of our students, the arts play an integral role not only in their college experience, but also in the rest of their lives.
Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher ’80 adapts a modern classic ‘Confederacy of Dunces’ for the stage.
by Cheyanne Cierpiel’16
Physics and music make a harmonious counterpoint for Junzhi Wang ’16.
by Antrim Ross '16
Alum Molly Shanahan recognized as a singular voice in Chicago
Luckily, the Denison Off-Campus Studies office suggested I study in Denmark, which was the best experience of my life.
Yue Nakayama ’12 is a rising artist in Philadelphia. This interview tells why.
Visiting artist Liz Roberts worked with Cinema students to create “Hoist”
Since 2008 we have been taking our senior Studio Art majors to New York City.
Research in Sri Lanka changed perspectives teaching and interpreting dance.
by Laura Estes ‘17
Singer/songwriter Caroline Spence ’11 visits campus to conduct a songwriting workshop.
by Antrim Ross '16