Arts

Weekend arts preview

“A Part From Us” Smith Gallery – 4:15 p.m. There will be a reception for the new exhibit opening in Smith Gallery: a collaborative effort between Rosie O’Brien ’16, Becky Garner ’15 and Hannah Kelley ’16, entitled “A Part From Us.” Unlike many collaborative exhibits that compile original pieces, each created by one artist, the…

Nite Jewel finds the jewel of the prairie

Performing tonight in Gardner Lounge will be low-fi, alt-dance musician Nite Jewel. Nite Jewel is the alias of the 29-year-old, LA-based musician, Ramona Gonzalez. An Occidental College graduate with a degree in philosophy, she sings and writes songs using a somewhat pop-y syncopation that seems to draw from 80s freestyle and electronic disco. Born in…

Joy Castro shares story

Joy Castro held a reading yesterday as the first guest author in the Writers@Grinnell series this semester, and facilitated a roundtable discussion on “Literary Crimes: The Art of the Thriller.” Castro is a professor of literature, creative writing and Latino studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As an author, she is best known for her…

New Faulconer exhibit now in-stock

By Lisa Oyolu oyolulis17@grinnell.edu Beginning this Friday, Faulconer Gallery will feature a new exhibit, entitled “Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles.” Curated by Emily Stamey ’01, the exhibition features various forms of contemporary art, including pop art, found art and video presentations. Using Andy Warhol’s pop art as a starting point, Stamey compiled various…

Psych-pop sounds chill Gardner out

Those not at Gardner Lounge on Tuesday night missed out on two fantastic performances from opening group Dead Gaze and psychedelic-pop band Dent May. A spell was cast on the group of Grinnellians present, weaving and bobbing around the vividly-colored stage. A soothing mix of powerful synth tones and upbeat lyrics from both bands washed…

Hot, sweet, fat beats this Friday

Nick Koenig, more notably known as Hot Sugar, is an electronic artist most appreciated for his odd personality and unique sounds. His fame stems largely from his online fan base on sites like Tumblr and SoundCloud. “I first found out about him [through his] really big internet presence, especially on Tumblr. He’s a pretty cool…

GST slams the campus writing community into verse

By Geo Gomez gomezgeo@grinnell.edu Joining the ranks of other campus writing groups, such as Grinnell Monologues, Zoe Schattenburg ’17 and Rebekah Rennick ’17 are forming the Grinnell Slam Team to bring together writers interested in the visceral, honest possibilities of slam poetry performance. Slam poetry has seen a strong revival movement in the recent millennium,…