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Do percussionists still play xylophone solos?

Or is it all marimba these days?

I grew up with the xylophone. Nearly every band rehearsal room had one in some state or another. Resonator tubes leaning against the wall with the other sections hidden under piles of music or even complete in the far corner of the band room covered in posters and cases invariably used as a table. 758 more words

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Heads Up: Colored Pencil Project

Scratchboard illustrations from my sophomore classes gained nearly¬†200 views on day one. So here’s a gallery of their colored pencil projects.

Animal Head on Human Body… 417 more words


Interview with Dr. Colleen Clemens

I recently interviewed Dr. Clemens for a class and was thrilled when she said she wanted to publish the interview on her website. You can read the interview here.


Scratchboard: Starting from Scratch

Kylie O’Connor’s Frog Prince is a wonderful example of scrathboard illustration. She began by painting the basic components, – frog, hand, plants – with brush and ink on a prepared clay-coated board. 477 more words


HANDWERK at Lancaster PA First Friday

I’ve only been to First Friday in Lancaster once, but I am going again on Oct 2. It should be great.¬†Ryan Smoker and Ryan Martin of… 576 more words

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Kathy Sue Does Graffiti in the Alley

Kathy Sue Traylor is the department secretary in the Communication Design Dept at Kutztown U. She doesn’t think of herself as an artist, but she loves to see creativity in bloom. 301 more words

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