Arts

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Edouard Duval-Carrie on art and immigration

Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu Last Thursday, Feb. 9, Edouard Duval-Carrie offered a timely meditation on global migration and revolution as seen through the lens of his diverse body of work. The Haitian-born artist and curator’s work is currently on display in Faulconer gallery and speaks to his experiences living and working in Haiti, Paris and Miami….

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Junot Diaz to visit campus next Monday

By Louise Carhart  carhartl17@grinnell.edu This coming Monday, Feb. 13, Pulitzer Prize- winning author and professor of creative writing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Junot Diaz, will visit Grinnell for a series of discussions and readings. The Dominican Republic born, New Jersey bred writer focuses on the immigrant and Latinx experience in the United States,…

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Olivia Caro explores binaries in “rastros de dos cajas”

Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu Olivia Caro’s Smith Gallery show “rastros de dos cajas (traces of two boxes)” applauds the basic human instinct that even the best mothers can’t condition away: to play with our food. The exhibit is a visual installation, which opened last week, featuring four looped videos projected onto the walls of the gallery…

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New media room opens in Burling basement

Michael Cummings cummings@grinnell.edu After years of hard work and logistical planning, Grinnell’s Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative opened a new media room in the basement of Burling Library, adjacent to the room which houses the College’s DVD, CD and microform collections. The project was spearheaded by Digital Liberal Arts Specialist Mike Connor, who won an Innovation…

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Grinnell Artists: Elliott Maya ’18

Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu When Elliott Maya ‘18 slid into the plastic-lined seat across from me, the hustle and bustle of the Spencer Grille lunch rush instantly blurred into the background. Sporting a purple lipstick-tinted grin and the kind of effortless look that everyone hopes to achieve (but, quite frankly, could never possibly imitate), Elliott did…

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Jamila Woods to appear in Gardner on Saturday

By Halley Freger  fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts returns with another stacked lineup this semester. Chicago-based soul singer, songwriter, and poet Jamila Woods kicks things off with a concert this Saturday at 9 p.m. in Gardner Lounge. A number of artists have featured Jamila Woods, her soulful voice demanding attention on tracks such as Macklemore’s “White Privilege…

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Operation Sunshine and Crossing the Line open in Faulconer

Andrea Baumgartel baumgart@grinnell.edu This Friday, two new art exhibitions will officially open in Faulconer Gallery: “Operation Sunshine” by Joan Linder ’92, as well as a selection entitled “Crossing the Line,” of over 50 recent acquisitions to the College’s Art Collection. While one is the work of a single artist and the other is a compilation…

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers to perform on campus

Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu Camille A. Brown, who is bringing her dance company to Grinnell this weekend, thinks about dance as more than an art form. “Dance is a language and social dance is an expression that emerges from a community,” said Brown in a TED talk on the history of social dance. “A social dance…

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ANACHA Art Collective fosters art as activism on campus

Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu In the current political climate, art offers a powerful and productive form of resistance. It can also create a space for open discussion and a strong community of support. Hanky Song ’17 uses these principles to motivate her new artist collective, ANACHA. The ANACHA Collective is named in memory of two feminist…

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Dance Ensemble’s Borro(we)d emphasizes community

Nora Coghlan coghlann17@grinnell.edu Themes of community, love, friendship, trust and intimacy will all be explored this weekend through the Theater and Dance Department’s Dance Ensemble performance of Borro(we)d. Artistic Director Waewdao Sirisook led this semester’s Dance Ensemble. At the beginning of the semester, the ensemble sat down to discuss themes that they would like to…