Arts

Writer@Grinnell describes process and poetry

Ilya Kaminsky is a Russian prose-poet who came to Grinnell yesterday as part of the Writers@Grinnell Program. His works include Dancing in Odessa and Deaf Republic. Kaminsky immigrated from the U.S.S.R at the age of 16 and was granted asylum with his family; his works are strongly influenced by his Russian background, although he writes…

Alum discusses South African art in Faulconer

Watched over by the smoky-faced drawings of Diane Victor—a South African artist who vistited Grinnell earlier this year and whose exhibit remains on display—students and professors absorbed a gallery talk this past Tuesday about the art of other South African artists. On April 5, Dr. Elizabeth Perrill ’99 returned to Grinnell and the Faulconer Gallery…

Filmmaker discusses copyright, animated work

Nina Paley is an artist, filmmaker, and free culture activist most known for her feature length movie, “Sita Sings the Blues.” “Sita” has been featured in numerous film festivals, such as the Berlin International Film Festival and Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival. The animated work retells the ancient Indian epic, the “Ramayana” interwoven with autobiographical…

Students open for Jukebox the Ghost

Last Saturday, March 5, Gardner was bursting with familiar music. Grinnell’s own Katie In ’13, Kane Balser ’13 and Mandy Fasset ’12 began the show, and drew in many of the students, with Jukebox the Ghost following. The Philadelphia-based indie band also helped to draw a larger-than-usual crowd because of the band’s connection to Grinnell—vocalist…

Artists collaborate kindly

This past Thursday, March 10, Lee Emma Running, Art, gave a gallery talk entitled “Unmapped Topography: Collaboration and Exploration” with her collaborator Tatiana Ginsberg, currently a visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College. They spoke about their correspondence through letter writing and how it led to most of their joint exhibit. The collaboration that led to…

Rimers of Eldritch graces Grinnell once again

Grinnell College is abuzz once more with the Grinnell College Theatre department’s spring production, “The Rimers of Eldritch.” This semester’s main-stage theatre production tells the story of a dying bible belt town, once a prosperous mining community. The plot covers the gamut of possible character roles, and does so through the view of an observant…

Wednesday Night at Burling highlights three seniors

Wednesday night at Burling last week was a tribute to the dedication three seniors have to their crafts—prose and poetry. Mario Macias ’11, Kelly Musselman ’11 and Jessie Rippel ’11 presented their work to a dozen students and a handful of Grinnell faculty. Though their styles were remarkably different and their backgrounds varied, the common…

Rough start, students play on

By Leah Yacknin-Dawson Freesound played their first show of the semester last Saturday, Feb. 27, in Gardner as a benefit concert for the campus group Freenet. People gathered to dance and support both Freenet and the student bands. At its largest, a crowd of around three dozen enjoyed the different musical samplings of the performers….

Mark Trecka complements Bob’s Underground

Mark Trecka, an accordion player and lyricist, performed in Bob’s Underground Café last Tuesday, March 1. Trecka appeared last semester with his band Pillars and Tongues and received a strong reception then, but people seemed less excited about his one-man show. “That was a very similar show. But he had the drum machine…for a couple…