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Grinnell Artists: Liam Stowe ’18

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu For Liam Stowe ’18, art is much more than a form of entertainment. “I see it as an impetus to think creatively no matter what I do personally or professionally in the future. I want to continue maintaining its centrality to my life as well because I’ve found infinitely more personal…

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Faulconer displays Gaur collection of indigenous Indian art

Caryn McKechnie mckechni@grinnell.edu Last Friday Sept. 22 , Dr. Umesh Gaur presented a Faulconer Gallery talk titled “Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India.” Gaur and his wife, Dr. Sunanda Gaur, own what is reputably the largest collection of contemporary Indian art in the United States. During the talk, Gaur discussed the…

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Grinnell Artists: Emily Gold ’19

Zoe Fruchter fruchter@grinnell.edu “I’m a dancer,” Emily Gold ’19 states plainly on the floor of Bucksbaum 181, otherwise known as Grinnell’s dance studio. However, this straightforward statement does not convey the depth of Gold’s dedication to dance, and her range within the art form. A nationally competitive ballroom dancer, leader of Salseros de Grinnell and…

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Herrick to host night of queer country music

Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell.edu This Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m., Herrick Chapel will experience a take on folk music it has probably never seen before. Gay country musicians Lavender Country and AJ Lewis & Friends will take the stage for a night of banjos, fiddles and LGBTQIA+ history. Lavender Country is often billed as the…

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Visiting professor teaches culture through film

By Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell This semester, the Grinnell College Russian department is running a course on the history of Russian film. The course is being co-taught by Department Chair Professor Todd Armstrong and Visiting Professor Galina Aksenova. Aksenova is a Russian film historian, theater critic and teacher. This is not her first time at Grinnell,…

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Behind the scenes in the scene shop

By Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell Director of the scene shop Erik Sanning ’89 got his start with an Introduction to Design class. “When I was a student here, I took Introduction to Stage Craft, now Design. The staff and faculty of the scene shop needed help and were willing to pay us. At the end of…

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MikeQ and Chynna to bang at Gardner

By Kelly Page pagekell@grinnell This Saturday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. is the time to let your body move to the music and vogue. In Gardner Lounge, ballroom producer MikeQ and rapper Chynna Rogers will perform a show that can be deemed unique even by Grinnell Concerts standards. If you’ve ever seen the 1990 documentary…