Bellarmine University

1:20 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Bellarmine University Creates New School of Environmental Studies

Robert Kingsolver, the new dean of Bellarmine's School of Environmental Studies, on the Bellarmine Farm.
Courtesy Bellarmine University

Bellarmine University has elevated its environmental studies major into a new school, placing it on par with the university’s schools of arts and sciences, nursing, business and others.

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Arts and Humanities
2:52 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Kahlo Play Focuses on Artist, Not Her Marriage

Bellarmine senior theatre major Victoria Reibel as Frida Kahlo.
Bellarmine University Theatre Program

When Bellarmine University theater professor and playwright Carlos Chavarria decided to write a play about Frida Kahlo, he immersed himself in the celebrated surrealist painter's life and work.

“I submerged myself for a year and a half in Frida, Frida, Frida," says Chavarria, who heads up Bellarmine's theater program. "My life has been Frida ever since.” 

But this play has been a lifetime in the making—Chavarria says he’s been fascinated with Kahlo (1907-1954) as long as he can remember. His house is full of Kahlo prints, skeletons and books on the artist's work and life.

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