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Upgraded Theatre Lift Adds Drama for Simpson, DMMO

“The new lift will allow our theatre students the opportunity to experiment with techniques and learn how something like this can really enhance a performance both practically and artistically,” said Jennifer Ross Nostrala, professor of theatre arts at Simpson College. More…

Simpson’s Matthew Lau Lands Role in Historic Opera Production

“Matthew Lau’s ability to continue his professional, national performing career paired with his astonishing commitment to teaching at Simpson is nothing short of amazing,” said Tim McMillin, chair of Simpson’s music department. “Students who study with him (whether in the classroom or private voice studio) benefit from his continued engagement in the ‘business,’ and he personally benefits by continuing to connect with his craft as a musician. This is important work, and he does it with outstanding skill.” More…

Exhibit of Michael Adams Photography Featured in Farnham Feb. 20-March 23

“I love film,” Adams said in his artist’s statement. “I love its depth, granularity and challenge. Film cameras are old friends and they have a heft that is comforting. And when one is shooting film there is a tendency for one to be self-editing and judicious with resources. So it came as a bit of a surprise to me, someone who views the analog world as this mythic wondrous place, to find such pleasure in iPhone imagery.” More…

Exhibit Featuring Work of Madai Taylor Comes to Farnham Galleries Nov. 7

In his artist statement, Taylor said, “To me, earth has been very intriguing and contains a mystic, organic beauty. It is an original, primordial material that lends itself to an immense range of tone, nuance and texture, which I manipulate to create calm, thought-provoking non-subjective images, imbued with history, spirituality and the struggle of mankind.” More…