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“Horizon” opens at Stewart Gallery

By Andrew Zdechlik zdechlik17@grinnell.edu On Saturday Aug. 26, members from the Grinnell community gathered at the Stewart Gallery to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit “Horizon.” Although all pieces in the show follow the theme of horizons, each artist explored the theme using different mediums and styles. Therefore, this exhibit is particularly interesting because…

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KAMAU and Lucien Parker to impress this Friday

By Emma Heikkinen heikkine@grinnell.edu Distinctly different rappers KAMAU and Lucien Parker will be performing in Gardner Lounge tonight, Friday, Sep. 1, with Djay Mando, in Grinnell Concerts’ second show of the semester. KAMAU is a singer-songwriter hip-hop and rap artist from Washington D.C., now residing in Brooklyn, where he recently performed at the Afropunk Festival….

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Writers@Grinnell: Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy is the author of four novels, two books of short stories, a book of essays and nonficiton work that has been published in GQ, Esquire, Time, Men’s Journal, the New York Times and the Paris Review. He writes the Green Arrow and Teen Titans series for DC Comics and James Bond for Dynamite…

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“Shiny Sticky, Smooth: Pop Art and the Senses” pops at Faulconer

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu The pop art exhibition “Shiny, Sticky, Smooth: Pop Art and the Senses” premiered in Faulconer Gallery on July 1 and will be running until Sept. 3. A multi-sensory experience, pop art uses the techniques of consumer culture and advertising to engage audiences with art. The collection in Faulconer features various pieces…

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Grinnellians’ summer arts internships

By Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu Many Grinnellians developed their creative skill sets this summer at arts internships across the country. Anne Rogers ’19 spent the summer in Minneapolis with Cave Paper, a hand papermaking company. She shared this internship with Bojana Crnomarkovic ’20. Roger’s work at Cave Paper ranged from basic administrative tasks, such as helping…

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“Wit” opening May 5 at the Loft

By Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Reverend Wendy Abrahamson will be debuting her first play as a director with her staging of “Wit,” at the Loft Theatre in the Grinnell Area Arts Council. Based on the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson of the same name, “Wit” will be performed on May 5-6 and 12-13 at…

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Whitney, Alex Cameron and Frankie Cosmos; final concerts this semester

By Halley Freger fregerha17@grinnell.edu Grinnell Concerts is ending the year with two of the most highly anticipated shows.  This Saturday, Alex Cameron and Whitney play Gardner Lounge at 9 p.m. while Frankie Cosmos plays Gardner next Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. Although Chicago-based band Whitney is relatively new, they’ve achieved a shocking amount of…

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Something Gross: Gross has never been so good

By Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu If you are a fan of offbeat humor, sharp-wit and pure creative genius, “Something Gross,” a collaborative web series created by the Grinnell-based Wake Me Up When I Care Productions team, should immediately make its way to the top of your watch list. Conceptualized by Nora Coghlan, Melissa Fandos, Teresa Fleming…

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Career Spotlight: Milton Severe ’89

By Zane Silk silkzane@grinnell.edu Walking into the Faulconer Gallery, it’s easy to get lost in the magic of the art. However, you likely would never think to ponder the design of the exhibition – the placement of the artwork, the division of the gallery space, the choices of lighting. In a way, the invisibility of…