Arts

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Grinnell Artists: Tim Dooley ’17

By Andrea Baumgartel baumgart1@grinnell.edu On a cloudy Wednesday afternoon, as I stepped into Bucksbaum studio 128B, I found Tim Dooley ‘17 in a continuous mental and physical rumination over his artwork. Much like his deeply conceptual, cerebral prints, the creative process of the fourth-year Studio Art major, SEPC member and visual artist is equally abstract….

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Spoon Carver to visit campus and hold workshop Saturday

By Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu Students will spend a full day learning how to carve spoons in the latest in a series of wooden cutlery workshops that have been sponsored by the College this Saturday, Feb. 18. The workshop, which focuses on local materials and traditional knife strokes, will be hosted by expert woodworker Fred Livesay….

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French actor debuts film at Strand Theatre downtown

By Teresa Fleming flemingt17@grinnell.edu It’s a rarity for a French film to hold its world premiere in rural Iowa, but last Wednesday, Feb. 15, students, faculty and community members crowded into the Strand Theater for the first public screening of “Souffler plus fort que la mer,” or “To breathe more strongly than the sea.” The…

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Díaz talks activism, freedom and finding your place

By Mira Braneck & Louise Carhart  braneckm@grinnell.edu & carhartl17@grinnell.edu Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz visited Grinnell this past Monday, Feb. 13, leading several Q&A sessions with students, as well as a reading in JRC. Diverging from the usual Writers@Grinnell model, Diaz branched out from creative writing in his discussions to topics like resistance, diversity, civic…

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Grinnell Artists: Halley Freger

    Megan Tcheng tchengme@grinnell.edu Halley Freger ’17 views the world through the lens of her camera. As a seasoned filmmaker, visual artist and consumer of any-and-all things cinematic, Freger creates art that speaks to her personal experience and the complex web of social, political and cultural relationships around her. Throughout all of her works…

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Antonio Saillant stresses sustainability in the film industry

Steve Yang yangstev17@grinnell.edu Antonio Saillant, a sustainable performance consultant and strategist with a background in aerospace and environmental engineering, delivered a lecture entitled “An Intersection Between Film and Sustainability” on Tuesday evening in JRC 101. Saillant discussed his experiences and qualms about sustainability in Hollywood and on the small screen, and emphasized the steps that…

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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…