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Arts

Introducing Anne Ishii: Translator and Editor of Gay Erotic Manga

On breaking boundaries in the literary industry, being the executive director of Philly's Asian Arts Initiative, and bringing niche art to the mainstream

by JOSEPHINE CHENG

The Photography Exhibit 'From Today, Painting is Dead' Brings New Life to The Barnes Foundation

The exhibit features some of the earliest photographs ever taken, and compliments the artistry of all mediums.

by TARA O'BRIEN

'Stitched! Weaving Together Philly's Fiber Arts Community' Explores the Ties That Bind Us

The Kelly Writers House hosted Professor Funderburg's creative nonfiction class that explored community in their own lives and in Philadelphia as a whole.

by KATIE FARRELL

The Quaker Notes "Cheers To Forty Years" Performance Highlights What Makes Them Special

A look at how the all–female acapella group spent their fortieth year singing at Penn. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Pennchants' 30th Anniversary Show: A Celebration of Old Friends and New Tricks

Three board members discuss their love for the a cappella group, and their excitement about their upcoming show, 'XXX'.

by SHUNMEL SYAU

A Night With Lebanese–American Comedian, Nemr

The comedian—who came to Penn on Tuesday, April 9—thinks we should stop bottling in our hate and take it at face value.

by ZOE YOUNG

"Stand–Ups Sit Down": A Conversation with Female Comedians About Industry Challenges

Judy Gold and Laurie Kilmartin joined the Kelly Writers House to deliver bittersweet insight on sexism in the comedy industry. 

by KATIE FARRELL

The Nameless Group Behind 'ColorVision' Anticipates Their Next Event, 'Before We Go'

Aayush Sanghrajka (W '19), Belle Carlson (C '19), and Ethan Daly (W '19) are three of 15 members presenting an art show on April 18.

by BEBE HODGES

Emily Yao: Revealing Yourself at a Distance Through Poetry and Photography

Poet and photographer Emily Yao shares the motive behind her art, and what inspires her to keep writing.

by KATIE FARRELL

Weike Wang: The Practical Writer Who Will Always Tell You the Truth

The PEN/Hemingway Award–winning author and Penn lecturer talks about switching her career from STEM to writing.

by JESSICA BAO

'Soy Cuba': Roger Toledo's Exhibit Brings Cuba to Penn

Toledo's exhibit—which translates to 'I am Cuba'—features innovative techniques and opportunities to engage.

by SHUNMEL SYAU

Strictly Funk's Latest Production Takes Us Back To Our Childhood

The urban dance team moved to our favorite cartoon theme songs at their performances on April 4—6.

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Building Bridges: 'Graffiti & Ornament' Connects Philly's Past and Present Through Art

The Woodlands in West Philadelphia presents 'Graffiti & Ornament', an exhibition of site–specific works by artists Roberto Lugo and Leo Tecosky. 

by JESS ARATEN

PennYo: The A Cappella Group That Treats You Like a Friend

The group put on a beautiful and resonant spring show on the weekend of March 29.

by JESSICA BAO

'Why Poetry? Why Now?': Tracy K. Smith's Visit to Penn

U.S. Poet Laureate spoke to students about the power of words on March 28. 

by SHUNMEL SYAU

Penn Dance's 'CURATED': From Freshman Inspiration to Senior On–Stage Performance

Penn Dance Company's graduating class bridges two forms of art—visual and performing—for its spring independent show, CURATED.

by KATIE FARRELL

'Speak Your Truth—An Evening with Yolanda Wisher': A Fitting End to Penn Women's Week

Yolanda Wisher highlights the camaraderie that makes Women’s Week so important.

by KATIE FARRELL

Just Miles From Campus: Finding Calm in the City at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

This Tea House and Garden reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. 

by JESS ARATEN

Sitting Down with the Co–Ceos of Penn Fashion Week: Fashion Reimagined

Olivia Klein and Chrissy Walker share their experiences with exploring creative careers in the fashion industry.

by JESS ARATEN

The Value of Taking an Art Class at Penn

An art class could be just what your schedule—and inner artist—is missing.

by TARA O'BRIEN

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