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Professor Eiren Shea talks Archipenko for 20 minutes @ 11

By Reed Essex 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 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 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…


Sunflower Bean to shed Sunshine in Gardner on Sunday

By Halley Freger 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 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…


Artist Profile: Helen Lant

Helen Lant ’18 is a studio art major who works primarily in three dimensional art: ceramics, sculpture and welding. The S&B’s Candace Mettle sat down with her to talk about style, inspiration and using art for activism. What type of art do you do? I haven’t really landed on one specific medium yet, but so…


Men’s Tennis competes in USTA/ ITA tournament

By Reed Cassell Essex Last weekend, the Grinnell College tennis team went to compete in regionals, against teams in the middle and upper Midwest. Jose Coloma ’19  described it as a “fun weekend.” Coloma, a second year tennis player at Grinnell, got furthest in this tournament on the College’s team and made it to…


All Worked Up: Grinnellians balance schoolwork and paid work

By Lily Bohlke & Mira Braneck & A big part of coming to college is learning how to balance classes, extracurriculars, a social life and for some, a job. Although school is all students’ priority, many students also prioritize work on and off campus in order to pay for living expenses. There are numerous…