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This Week in Photos: Sheer Creativity

August 16, 2021

Yvonne Gay

A student actor wearing shear glow in the dark wings.
The Tempest.
Photo credit: Clarissa Heart

A performer who seems to glide through the air against a night backdrop, propelled by wispy long wings that give off a majestic glow, serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.

Creativity is in abundance at Oberlin College; from writing to dance, and music to performance, the campus is filled with individuals who capture artistic expression and share it with peers and beyond. Recent performances and activities depicted in this photo series are just some of the examples of the sheer creativity that thrives on campus.

A group of actors dressed in victorian costumes stand on a small stage.
The Tempest, directed by Emily Newmark ’22, is performed in Kander Theater. Photo credit: Clarissa Heart
Students playing taiko drums perform in front of a large audience.
Natsu Matsuri, or summer festival, took place in the Root Room. These annual community-building festivals are traditionally held by Japanese and Japanese-Americans during late summer and include games, food booths, and performances. With the college holding a summer semester this year, members of the Japanese, Japanese American, and Asian American communities brought the festival to Oberlin and invited the campus to attend. Photo credit: Mike Crupi
People pass by long tables with vendors selling goods.
Tables placed in the Science Center bowl displayed flower arrangements, pottery, jewelry, and other artistry for sale at this year’s Maker’s Market. Photo credit: Jack Lichtenstein ’23
A small jazz band plays in front of a drugstore.
A passerby stops to take in an informal performance in downtown Oberlin. Photo credit: Jack Lichtenstein ’23
Two women actors perform on a small stage.
Twelfth Night, directed by Savannah Nine ’22, was performed in Kander Theater. Photo credit: Clarissa Heart


This Week in Photos is a selection of images and is not meant to represent a weekly timeline. Images highlight campus, community, people, and events related to Oberlin College.

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