Arts

SGA films brings the big peach

Everybody likes peaches. They smell good, taste delicious and sometimes they can transport you all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. In the 1996 movie “James and the Giant Peach,” little James Henry Trotter together with a group of giant bugs travels from the Atlantic Sea Shore, presumably somewhere in Great Britain, to New York…

Get lost, Fall Out of Line

Christopher Squier ’13 will be wrapping up his student exhibit of expansive, ball point pen landscapes, “Falling Out of Line,” this week. The show opened on Sept. 5 in the Smith Gallery. “I’d say the theme behind all of it is being lost and finding your way, knowing that you’re confused, but also that it’s…

Puppet Regime on campus

Getting 50 brown paper grocery bags wasn’t hard. Rounding up 400 bricks was simple. But when Conference Operations secretary Pam Montgomery was asked to round up 15 ten foot bamboo poles, she was at a loss. “My first thought was ‘how am I going to get these?’” Montgomery said. “UPS couldn’t deliver them because they…

The Irish Poet

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, acclaimed Irish author and poet Nell Regan visited Grinnell College for a poetry reading hosted by the Writers@Grinnell program. Regan, who is spending the fall semester in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, read many poems to eager spectators in ARH, ranging in subject from the rivers of Dublin to…

Grinnell Circus Club Trains Fantastical Skills

There are no tigers and no Siamese twins, but being in the Grinnell College Circus club is hard work. “When you say ‘circus,’ everyone thinks of the Ringling Brothers, Moscow, ‘Old Circus,” Gaelyn Hutchinson, the club’s founder said. “[Cirque Neauvou] interweaves a lot more dance, physical theater, movement and even music.” From the Toronto School…

Dani Zamora ’08 forced to leave the U.S.

By Carolin Scholz & Lily Jamaludin  scholzca@grinnell.edu jamaludi@grinnell.edu On Aug. 8, 2011, Grinnell Alumnus Dani Zamora ’08, was deported from the United States on his way to South Padre Island from his home in Houston, TX. An immigration officer stopped Zamora and his boyfriend for what seemed like a routine check-up. Unfortunately for Zamora, the…

Bakopoulos fills JRC & brings video

Recent addition to the Grinnell English Department, writer Dean Bakopoulos has lectured at Michigan, Cornell, UW-Madison, and Iowa State University. He has published two books, “Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon” and “My American Unhappiness.” Yesterday evening in JRC 101 he read from and showed videos of his most recent novel, “My American Unhappiness.”…

Art Chatz: Alex Schechter ’10

Alex Schechter ’10 majored in Studio Art at Grinnell College. This past spring, he was among the artists selected to for Atlanta’s Art on the Beltline public initiative. His artistic practice includes work in drawing, sculpture and sewn fabric. He currently lives in Seattle, WA. What has your artistic practice been like post-grad? The one…

Arts Council meets its match

By Kelsey Roebuck  roebuckk@grinnell.edu The Grinnell Area Arts Council [recently] met its fundraising goal of $80,000, qualifying it for a partial matching grant from the College offered in June. “People have recognized that we are a growing hub in Grinnell,” said Arts Director Judy Arendt. “People want to be a part of that, it’s exciting.”…

My Gold Mask brings the belt

By David Reda  redadavi@grinnell.edu On Friday night, for the first time this semester, Gardner Lounge will once again become a concert venue. Kicking things off in style is My Gold Mask (MGM), an indie rock duo from Chicago. Characterized by the strong vocals of the female lead/drummer Gretta Rochelle, the band’s sound is minimalistic and fairly…