Arts

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“Shelf Life” opens at Smith Gallery

By Mayo Sueta suetamay@grinnell This week Smith Gallery is presenting “Shelf Life,” an exhibit by Charlotte Richardson-Deppe and Anne Rogers, both ’19. The gallery has been transformed into a grocery store-like space with handmade shelves and hooks that display 282 plastic objects, all wrapped up in handmade paper. The plastic objects range from prescriptions bottles…

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Grinnell Artists: Madeleine Brand-LaBarge ’18

By Lily Bohlke bohlkeli@grinnell.edu “How much is this gonna hurt?” asked Manan Pradhan ’20 before Madeleine Brand-LaBarge ’18 began tattooing the words “Gimme Shelter” on his arm, his first tattoo. “People wouldn’t do it if it was unbearable. But you will go numb at a certain point,” Brand-LaBarge said. “You’ll feel the pain, and as…

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Baker and Tarpaga dance project perform and participate on campus

By Caryn McKechnie mchechni@grinnell.edu The lights dimmed, prompting the audience’s muttering and shuffling to cease. Among the audience, I awaited the start of “Declassified Memory Fragment,” suspended in the silence and the darkness. Three panels at the back of the Flanagan Theater were then illuminated, showing the silhouette of a man on his knees with…

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Burling holds student curated CBS exhibit

By Saiham Sharif sharifsa@grinnell.edu The Concerned Black Students (CBS) exhibit curated by Erik Henderson ’19 is now on display by the Special Collections Archive in the basement of Burling Library. The exhibit features historical documents about Black student life at Grinnell, stretching as far back as the 1850s. One of the earliest documents is a…

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Smith Gallery displays Grinnellian collaboration

Hallela Hinton-Williams hintonwi@grinnell.edu For the past two weeks, Grinnell’s Smith Gallery has been displaying the art of Joe Lacina. With four pieces guiding the exhibit and providing a preview into his work, Lacina entertains many aesthetics through his art.  “I’ve been toying with sports art — art that uses imagery from sports and pop culture…

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Spotlight on Burling basement’s art spaces

Amanda Weber weberama@grinnell.edu Across campus, artistic works can be found in study areas, lounges and bathrooms — pieces sketched out over months or spur of the moment doodles in Sharpie. Each work is unique, and so is each arrangement, yet there are few exhibitions so eclectic as the pieces in the basement of the Burling…

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Renowned author Yvonne Owuor teaches “Literary Tourism”

Clara Larson larsoncl@grinnell.edu Yvonne Owuor, a renowned author from Kenya and recipient of the Caine Prize for African Writing and Eve Magazine in Kenya’s “Woman of the Year” in 2004, has found herself teaching a course this semester at Grinnell entitled “Literary Tourism” through the international writing program and the University of Iowa. “I was…

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Professor Lee Running awarded Iowa Arts Council Fellowship

Candace Mettle mettleca@grinnell.edu Professor Lee Emma Running, studio art, has received a 10,000  dollar grant from the Iowa Arts Council for her artistry with deer bones. Running began her art career as a hand papermaker, but after an apprenticeship with famed artist Tim Barrett at the University of Iowa, Running began to recognize the historical…

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Mohja Kahf discusses writing on crisis

Professor of comparative literature and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Arkansas and award-winning author Mohja Kahf came to Grinnell to discuss belonging. Kahf sat down with The S&B’s Kelly Page to talk about writing as both an emotional and political responsibility. The S&B: I noticed that in your work you show some problematic…

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Grinnell Artists: Bea Herce-Hagiwara

Jessica Kunzman kunzmanj@grinnell.edu “Figuring out how to get from Point A to Point B, having a goal of a final product but not knowing how to make it physically appear in the world and the process of getting there is so rewarding.” For Bea Herce-Hagiwara ’18, the “process of getting there” is what shapes her…