Arts

Sounds from the concrete jungle

Just as Grinnell attracts students from every corner of the country, musical artists are making the same trip through the cornfields and taking a chance on small-town Iowa.  This Saturday in Gardner Lounge, beginning at 9 p.m., Grinnell will experience acclaimed rapper Junglepussy, artist DJ Spinn and R&B crooner Ian Isiah. According to SGA Concerts…

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(Hammer)step to the beat

On Monday, Jan. 27, Grinnell was fortunate to receive Hammerstep, a group of innovative dancers, as part of its Public Events Series. Garrett Coleman, the co-founder of the group, said that Hammerstep was initiated with the objective of giving youths a “sense of social justice” and that he believed dance is a means to “make…

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Secrets of the sculptures

Visible throughout campus, especially centered around Bucksbaum, are works of art that are important additions to the aesthetic of the College. The story behind how each sculpture ended up on campus is different. Sometimes the College wanted to work with a specific artist, sometimes artwork was bought in honor of someone and sometimes a piece…

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Kelley tells it how it shouldn’t be

“Holy biscuits, why do all of these models and actors look exactly the same?” Such are the questions posed by Hannah Kelley ’16, in her show “Uncovered,” on display this week in the Smith Gallery. Through a series of multimedia collages featuring magazine clippings and ink, Kelley reframes commonplace representations of femininity in new ways,…

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Smith and Schrift play with cars and clay

The Faulconer Gallery opens today with new exhibits from artists Greg Smith, a Guggenheim Fellow, and Jill Schrift, Art. Smith’s exhibit, entitled “Quality Uncertainty: The Market for Lemons,” features two separate installations. “Breakdown Lane” makes its debut in Faulconer and expresses similar themes as the second installation, “Looped.” Smith developed the proposal for “Breakdown Lane”…

Aspiring rappers from G-town

Rural Iowa might not seem like the location most conducive to a burgeoning rap career, but Grinnell students Greg Margida ’16 and Jacob Washington ’15 are used to challenging normative conceptions of their genre. The creative duo have only been collaborating since August of 2013, but they are already developing mixtapes to be released online…