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

By Lily Bohlke 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…


Grinnellians’ summer arts internships

By Keli Vitaioli 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…


“Wit” opening May 5 at the Loft

By Steve Yang 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…


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

By Halley Freger 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…


Something Gross: Gross has never been so good

By Megan Tcheng 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…


Career Spotlight: Milton Severe ’89

By Zane Silk 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…


Queer poet Kit Yan performs in Harris Wednesday

By Candace Mettle On Wednesday night, the Asian-American Association (AAA) kicked off Asian-Pacific Heritage Month by hosting slam poet Kit Yan. Yan performed his “Queer Heartache” show, which covered topics on his identity as a trans man of color, sexuality, family and of course, love. Queer Heartache has been on the road for over…


New arts center to open downtown

By Teresa Fleming This Friday, April 28, marks a moment of transition for the Grinnell Area Arts Council, as they look towards their new expansion into the Stew Art Studios, a section of the storefront across from the current Stewart Arts Center. The building will serve as workspaces for local artists and community makers….


Vietnam war photographer Robert Hodierne ’69 visits campus to discuss Faulconer photo series

By Steve Yang Upon entering Faulconer Gallery on Thursday afternoon for a talk delivered by Robert Hodierne ’69 titled, “Young and Hungry: A Freelance Photographer in Vietnam,” a soundtrack with deep personal meaning to Hodierne could be heard playing in the background. For Hodierne, who doesn’t consider himself a journalist first and foremost, all…


Elephant’s Graveyard promises poignant performance

By Teresa Fleming In 1916, the citizens of the small town of Erwin, Tennessee hung a circus elephant from an industrial crane until it was dead. This weekend’s production of “Elephant’s Graveyard” adapts this true story, situating it at the nexus of social, political and technological shifts that came together in an act of…