Arts

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Wolves of Park Street

Moving across a crazy set of ladders, ramps, climbing ropes and more, Dance Ensemble/ACTivate’s spring semester performance, “Out-Foxing the Wolf: Nine A-Muse-ings on the Economy,” builds on their fall production, “Abundance & Scarcity.” The movement group further explores ideas and issues regarding the economy through metaphor and magical realism. The audience is given the power…

Stand-up comedians speak up

On Thursdays throughout the semester, Bob’s Underground Café hosts Open Mics, where students are free to perform music, poetry, or other creative work — such as stand-up comedy. Bob’s also hosts professional comedians throughout the year and occasionally holds open mics specifically for comedy.  Many of Grinnell’s comedians first dipped their toes into the world…

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Braid Loose Pull: Our hair, ourselves

The Smith Gallery currently houses “Braid Loose Pull,” a series of sculptures and prints by Hannah Fiske ’14, which explores the material and cultural weight hair carries. With paper, plaster and hair, Fiske crafts pieces which are startling in their juxtaposition of the surreal and the banal, and which prompt the viewer to engage with…

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DTCV and Spaceship land in Grinnell

Despite the difficult Monday night slot, this past week’s performance proved an invigorating chance to let your spirit dance wildly. The opener was Spaceships, a distorted, drum/guitar garage rock outfit from Los Angeles. During the show, lead singer Jessie Waite’s vocals stretched to great heights before flipping into accusatory croaks, all the while pushing out…

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Bachelor of Arts Exhibition: Winners selected

Last Friday, April 11, third and fourth-year Grinnell students received accolades for their works submitted to the Bachelor of Arts Exhibition. Eleven students received awards in six categories for pieces ranging from sculpture to photography. Delia Salomon ’14 received the Inez Louise Henely ’14 Best in Show award for her piece, “Tweeting,” which consisted of…

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Hart exploring the flip side

Top 40s radio plays only a handful of songs by any artist and pretty much ignores the rest of their entire album. These ignored and underrepresented songs are the focus of KDIC DJ Julia Hart’s ’17 radio show, “B-Sides and C-Sides.” Hart pairs together popular songs with other great, lesser known music to create an…

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An honorary alum returns to make laughs

Hari Kondabolu is an Indian-American stand-up comic on the rise. After graduating from Bowdoin College, he performed stand-up comedy on the side, while working as an immigrant rights organizer in Seattle. He has appeared on Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live! The S&B’s Ruth Wu ’17 sat down with Kondabolu during his fifth annual visit to…

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Digital ghosts in smith gallery

Smith Gallery is currently hosting “Ghost in the Machine,” a series of multimedia works by Amy Linder ’14 that address the shifting meanings of loss and history in a digital age. The show features paintings, drawings, collages and prints which reflect Linder’s musings on the implications the Internet holds for the way history and culture…

BAX: A culminating celebration of student art

This afternoon, the Bachelor of Arts Exhibition (BAX) will open in Faulconer Gallery. The show will display projects created by third and fourth-year Grinnell studio art students, including a diverse array of mediums and feature work from students studying multiple disciplines. The show, which has been facilitated by the Art SEPC, continues in the tradition…