Arts

Interiors renders two-value space

Interiors appears disarmingly simple. The pieces, hung up linearly along bare white walls, parallel the works’ content—sharp monochromatic depictions of various interiors. Kamila Berkalieva ’13 portrays the rooms in binaries of black and white. The palette pinpoints the crisp lines of some objects, like tables or brick walls, while emphasizing the organic shapes found in…

Faulconer reaches out after school

Armed with clay, glaze, painting shirts and other art supplies, Tilly Woodward, Faulconer Gallery Outreach Curator, and Eleni Irrera ’14 traveled to the Galaxy Youth Center last Wednesday afternoon for a community arts project. Five kids participated in their art project, each making their own unique clay creation. One made a vase; one made an…

Faulconer presents triplets

Stop by Bucksbaum this weekend to check out Faulconer Gallery’s three new exhibitions, which open at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. “The Griffins in Iowa exhibit is going to attract a lot of local architecture buffs,” said Leslie Wright, director of Faulconer Gallery. Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin studied in the studio…

UMO rocks a weekday

This Wednesday, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and opener Night Moves brought a wall of sound to Gardner Lounge. Some might remember Night Moves from last year when they opened for Oberhofer in January. They are based out of Minneapolis, MN and will be making a tour to the east coast in October. Night Moves blends a…

Improv Music conjures the unexpected

If you’re going to make up music on the spot, it’s often better to be making it up with friends. The Grinnell Improv Music Group that meets in Bucksbaum every Sunday evening has made fostering this free flowing, unrestricted form of art their primary goal. Professor Eric McIntyre, Music, and Gaelyn Hutchinson ’13 have decided…

Capoeira Club to Host Ninja

This weekend, for the first time, the Grinnell College Capoeira Club will host a series of Capoiera workshops with a professional instructor who goes by the name of Contra-Mestre Ninja, due to his popularity in the Capoeira community. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art which fuses music and dance. It’s known for its rapid movements…

Super good times start at midnight

“Shut up crime!” These words set the standard for a film chock full of instantly quotable scenes. “Super” is the first among the many Midnight Movies at Harris to come, a film that may at first appear a comedic dud, but which actually brings an entirely new version of heroism to the table. As SGA…

Gluestick of death

Do you crave a good fist-pounding, head-banging, mosh-inducing general free-for-all of sound? Or just didn’t get enough of it this Wednesday? Then come to Gardner Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. to see Bass Drum of Death with Grinnell’s very own post-punk sound-wave trio Gluestick opening. Gluestick is comprised of Vadim Fainberg ’13 on bass, Clint…

Dan Deacon is everybody’s homeboy

Today’s popular electronic music scene can be characterized by a few choice bands: Crystal Castles, Skrillex and Deadmau5 dominate raves and house parties alike. Their music appeals to the youthful lust for dance and loud noises. And then there’s Deacon. The jolly performer did his thing Friday, Sept. 16, in Gardner Lounge, where students got…