Arts

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Lauren Roush mixes it up with many mediums

Across a number of different media, Lauren Roush ’16 has created art that is beautiful, strange and everything wonderfully in between. This semester she has focused on portraits created with found fabrics and embroidering, and begun experimenting with monotypes — a form of printmaking typically done by transferring paintings or drawings from a smooth, non-absorbent…

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Student produced “Spelling Bee” promises laughs

Gabriel Lehman lehmanga@grinnell.edu Producing a full-length musical is difficult under the best circumstances. Producing one while fulltime students with virtually no help from faculty would seem, for most, to be an impossible proposition. However, that is just what producers Jessica Daly ’18, Hannah Lundberg ’18 and Nolan Boggess ’19 have done this semester with “The…

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Ten-foot dress dominates Lowe ’15 exhibit

Keli Vitaioli vitaioli@grinnell.edu Abigail Lowe ’15, a ninth-semester post-baccalaureate fellow, has just opened her third Smith Gallery show, “Sewing Lessons.” The show consists of just one piece — a cast of Lowe’s body suspended from the ceiling in a flowing patchwork gown the artist constructed using pieces of fabric collected by her seamstress mother. As…

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Noname shows off rap flow

Gardner Lounge played host to a night of performances last Friday, April 29. Ric Wilson, Damon Williams ’14 and Noname, all artists affiliated with the influential Young Chicago Authors collective, offered an exciting mix of empowering hip-hop and spoken word poetry. Wilson’s performance integrated audience participation with a rambunctious call-and-response to hype up his DJ,…

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GoldLink finishes concerts season

Grinnell Concerts will present the last concert of the spring 2016 semester this Friday. GoldLink, a rapper from Washington D.C., and Smino, a Chicago-based rapper, will be performing at the Harris Center tonight at 9 p.m. Concerts has brought a broad display of up-and-comers to campus this semester, from garage rock to psychedelic folk and…

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Theatre students interpret Salman Rushdie short stories

Emma Friedlander, Arts Editor friedlan@grinnell.edu Writing at the crossroads of historical fiction and magical realism, Salman Rushdie’s stories center around connections and migrations between cultures in the East and West. This weekend, students of THD-311 Studies in Performance will present “Three Stories from Salman Rushdie’s East, West,” theatrical adaptations of Rushdie’s fiction. This series of…

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Drag Show Spring 2016

Drag Show is always an exciting event at Grinnell, but this year’s showcase, hosted by Queer People of Color (QPOC), made an especially profound impact upon the community. Combining sharp choreography, big personalities and powerful statements on issues like gender and Grinnell’s recent separation from the Posse program, Spring 2016’s Drag Show featured fun performances…

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Elusive artist Noname to perform hip-hop set in Gardner

Emma Roszkowski roszkows@grinnell.edu It is common practice for Chicago artists such as Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet and Saba to feature other local musicians on their tracks. However, one collaborator — spoken word poet turned rapper Noname — has especially captivated listeners, appearing just long enough to drop a tantalizing verse and disappear. Noname’s produced…