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Artist Profile: Gabi Matthews

Gabi Matthews ’17 is a Spanish and GWSS double major, and a multi-talented artist. They are a poet, cartoonist, illustrator, musician and dancer. Matthews sat down with The S&B’s Candace Mettle to talk about medium, inspiration and representation in her work. The S&B: What made you interested in art? Gabi Matthews: I’ve been making art…

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Open Mike Eagle and Waldo to play Gardner this Friday

    By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu This Friday rappers Open Mike Eagle and Waldo will play Gardner Lounge at 9 p.m. Waldo is the founding member of the hip-hop collective AGO, a group of musicians and producers including artists such as Sango, The SEVENth and Savon, who are concerned with pushing the boundaries of rap….

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Writers@Grinnell: Hugo Hamilton

Hugo Hamilton is a best-selling and award-winning author and a visiting professor in English this semester. His memoir “The Speckled People” has been critically acclaimed around the world, as have his other works of fiction. The S&B’s Zane Silk sat down with Hamilton to discuss his work, his process and how living in Iowa has…

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Professor Eiren Shea talks Archipenko for 20 minutes @ 11

By Reed Essex essexree@grinnell.edu The 20 Minutes @ 11 talk series recommenced this week, with a presentation by Professor Eiren Shea, Art History, in Faulconer Gallery. She focused on the largest sculpture from the Archipenko collection. The piece, titled “Queen of Sheba,” is a large, humanoid-shaped copper sculpture that was made in the few years…

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SALES and Karen Meat pop out Herrick

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts hosted two pop-influenced acts on Wednesday, Karen Meat and SALES. Des Moines’s Karen Meat opened with a set of their high-energy trash pop. As they took the stage they looked around them at the beautiful Herrick Chapel and joked, “Tonight the role of crusty punk club will be played…

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Taffe Tang’s “Unfolding” opens in Smith Gallery

Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu In the Smith Gallery show “Unfolding,” artistic evolution plays out over time through a series of ink and charcoal drawings. The detailed line work by Taffe Tang ’17  suggests a significant time investment, but Tang explained that the creative process for her Smith show was surprisingly off the cuff. “I applied for…

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Sunflower Bean to shed Sunshine in Gardner on Sunday

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu As the rock stars of Brooklyn’s Sunflower Bean headed to their show in Toronto, guitarist/vocalist Nick Kivlen drove the van while bassist/vocalist Julia Cumming and drummer Jacob Faber spoke with Concerts Correspondent Halley Freger ’17 over the phone. Don’t miss Sunflower Bean this Sunday, October 23 in Gardner Lounge for Sunflower…

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Callie and Caroline Smith spice up Herrick

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Perhaps you don’t imagine Herrick Chapel as the cool place to be on a Thursday night, but last night it was. Callie kicked off the night with a captivating set of her experimental electronic music. She layered various kinds of dialogue, music and sounds into a textured cacophony of samples. She…