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OneCard Resources

  • Exhibition: ZAP! BAM! KAPOW! Superheroes in McCabe (View)
    When: All Day - Event ends on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
    Where: McCabe Library 0 0 - McCabe Lobby

    Batman. Superman. Wonder Woman. These iconic comic book characters and members of the Justice League now live permanently in McCabe Library along with hundreds of their friends and enemies. McCabe’s comic collection contains over 6,000 comics donated by Richard A. Lamb ‘88 to share his love of comics and graphic novels with current students. This exhibition showcases the collection’s most prominent characters alongside a few of their greatest villains.

  • 12:15pm - 1:00pm Yoga with Desiree
    Yoga with Desiree (View)
    When: Monday, September 26th, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
    Where: The Matchbox 0 0 - The Matchbox - Tarble Commons
    With a foundation in the Power Vinyasa style, Desiree will emphasize fluid movement, or flow, as a way to provide the experience of a moving meditation. Added to the flow is breath linked to each movement and pose.All levels of ability and experience are welcome.
  • Midday Monday Concert: Clara Rottsolk (View)
    When: Monday, September 26th, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Where: Lang Music Building 0 0 - Lang Concert Hall

    Home-grown composers and visitors alike found inspiration and patronage in a booming London in the Baroque era. Whether for theater, court, or church, Henry Purcell and G.F. Handel turned out prolific chamber music there. Soprano Clara Rottsolk, harpsichordist Leon Schelhase, cellist Eve Miller, and lutenist Daniel Zuluaga join forces on period instruments to perform some of London's greatest musical treats of the17th and 18th centuries.

    “Pure and shining” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) soprano Clara Rottsolk has been lauded by The New York Times for her “clear, appealing voice and expressive conviction” and by The Philadelphia Inquirer for the “opulent tone [with which] every phrase has such a communicative emotional presence.” With a specialty in historically informed performance practice, she engages audiences in repertoire extending from the Renaissance to the contemporary. Her solo appearances have taken her across the United States, the Middle East, Japan and South America with ensembles including American Bach Soloists, Tempesta di Mare, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Les Délices, Pacific MusicWorks, Opera Grand Rapids, St. Thomas Church 5th Avenue, Virginia Symphony, Atlanta Baroque, Magnificat Baroque, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Piffaro—The Renaissance Wind Band, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Trinity Wall Street Choir, Spire Ensemble, New Mexico Symphonic Chorus, ARTEK, and the Masterwork Chorus under the direction of conductors including Joshua Rifkin, Bruno Weil, Paul Goodwin, Jeffrey Thomas, John Scott, David Effron, Andrew Megill, and Timothy Nelson.

    She has performed at the Carmel Bach Festival, Indianapolis Early Music Festival, Berkeley Early Music Festival, Philadelphia Bach Festival, Whidbey Island Music Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, and the Festival de Música Barroca de Barichara (Colombia) as well as on myriad concert series across the country. In collaboration with pianists Sylvia Berry and Byron Schenkman, and guitarist-lutenist Daniel Swenberg, Ms. Rottsolk has given recitals of song from the 17th to 21st centuries in venues including the Goethe-Institut Boston, Town Hall Seattle, St. Mark’s Church Philadelphia, and Swarthmore College. Among her stage roles are Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Ilia (Idomeneo), Eurydice (Ophée et Eurydice), Micaëla (Carmen), Semele (Semele), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), and Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief).

    Her recordings are Myths and Allegories, French Baroque cantatas with Les Délices and “supple and stylish… and unflaggingly attractive” (Gramophone Magazine) Scarlatti Cantatas with Tempesta di Mare on the Chandos-Chaconne label. Due out soon is a recording of new compositions by Rachel Matthews, including three songs set to Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry.

    A native of Seattle, Ms. Rottsolk earned her music degrees at Rice University and Westminster Choir College, and was awarded for musical excellence by the Metropolitan Opera National Council (Northwest Region). Currently she is based in Philadelphia and teaches voice at Swarthmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges.


  • Google at Swarthmore: Google Drive Fundamentals (View)
    When: Monday, September 26th, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Where: McCabe Library 0 0 - McCabe Computer Lab
    Join Jessica Stockett as you get answers to your questions about how best to use Google Drive.  In this session, you will learn basics of Google Drive, as well as some neat tips and tricks.  There is always time for questions, too.
  • Bruce Cratsley: Shifting Identities (View)
    When: Monday, September 26th, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm - Event ends on Monday, October 31st, 2016
    Where: Lang Performing Arts Center 0 0 - List Gallery

    The List Gallery, Swarthmore College, is pleased to present Bruce Cratsley: Shifting Identities, a survey of photographs taken by Bruce Cratsley between 1977 and 1999.

    Curated by List Gallery director Andrea Packard and Ron Tarver, Instructor of Art at Swarthmore College, the exhibition presents more than 35 masterworks from Cratsley’s varied bodies of work, including still-lifes, portraits, images of fine art, street scenes, and celebrations of gay and lesbian culture.

    The exhibition will be on view September 8—October 30, 2016.
    Tuesday through 
    Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    The opening reception will take place in the List Gallery on Thursday, September 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

    Ron Tarver, winner of both a Pew Fellowship and Pulitzer Prize for photography, will deliver a lecture titled “Bruce Cratsley’s Inspirations and Legacy” immediately before the opening reception. The lecture will take place in the Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema, 4:30-5:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

    Bruce Cratsley’s black-and-white photographs distill formal and and conceptual lessons from many of the artists he admired, including seminal photographers such such as André Kertesz, Eugene Atget, Diane Arbus, W. Eugene Smith, and, most of all, his teacher, Lisette Model, with whom he studied at the New School for Social Research in New York in the early 1970s. Model described Cratsley as “a poet with a camera” and encouraged him to photograph figures and ordinary objects with both the immediacy of a snapshot and a formal rigor that conveys timeless beauty. His diverse bodies of work reflect his profound engagement with art, architecture, and the surreal contrasts and ephemeral visual encounters he experienced in New York City, where he lived and worked. Swarthmore’s survey exhibition presents a range of Cratsley’s subjects from his nuanced still-lifes and the windblown tendrils of flowering trees to experiences living and working with AIDS during the late 1980s and 1990s.

    Primarily using a twin lens medium format Rolleifllex camera and printing his photographs in a square format, Cratsley found ways to relate precise details, texture, and imagery to abstracted geometries of light and shadow. He used velvety blacks, elegant calligraphic lines, and dazzling washes of light to abstract his subjects, questioning fixed assumptions or viewpoints, and imbuing his imagery with mystery and yearning. As the artist wrote “Often I photograph the unseen, things which are not there—sensations and mysteries. There is a presence in absence. My camera work is alchemical, creating a visual poetry of heart, idea, and spirit.” Reviewing Cratsley’s 1996 Brooklyn Museum retrospective in The New York Times, Holland Carter concluded: “whether Mr. Cratsley is setting up a surreal play of glinting reflective surfaces or picking his subjects out from velvety penumbral darkness like jewels on a cushion, the combination of elegance and evanescence that results is his signature.”

    Born in 1944, Cratsley grew up in Swarthmore, Pa., and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1966. He began studying with Lisette Model at the New School for Social Research in 1972. For more than a decade, he developed his aesthetic as a curator and gallerist, ultimately serving as director of Graphics and Photography at Marlborough Gallery. In 1986, he left Marlborough to devote himself full-time to his work as an artist. Cratsley exhibited his work at numerous New York galleries, including Howard Greenberg, Laurence Miller Gallery, Witkin Gallery, Yancy Richardson, and Sarah Morthland. Bruce Cratsley: Master of Light and Shadow, the retrospective exhibition mounted by the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 1996, was critically acclaimed. Numerous private and institutional collections acquired his work, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; the Bibliothque Nationale, Paris; Yale University Library; Harvard’s Fogg Museum; and New York Public Library. A monograph on the artist, Light, Silent Shadows, was published by Arena Editions in 1998. He died in 1998 due to complications from AIDS.

    We are grateful to Arlette Kayafas, Gus Kayafas and Lee Wormald at Gallery Kayafas, Boston and to the family of Bruce Cratsley for loaning works to this exhibition.  Additional support for the exhibition was provided by the Marjorie Hielman Visiting Artist Fund and the Department of Art, Swarthmore College.


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