Category: Arts

Ron Monsma reflects on his art at the latest Arts Lecture Series

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief Known for his highly-developed still lifes and figure work, Ron Monsma, associate professor in fine arts, dove in deep with his pastel drawing and oil paintings at the latest Arts Lecture Series on March 19. To kick off the Arts Lecture Series, Monsma spoke on the influences affecting him. Dutch masters

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Ebony Stewart slammed her way through hard topics during poetry event

By Connie Klimek Staff Writer Titan Productions hosted a spoken word poetry event showcasing the work of one of the top touring poets in the United States, Ebony Stewart.  Titan Productions described, “Stewart is an international touring poet and performance artist. Her work speaks to the Black experience, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, womanhood, and

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Bachelor of Science coming to World Languages Department

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer  IU South Bend is expected to offer three new world language degrees for fall 2021. The IU Board of Trustees approved a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in French, German, and Spanish at their February meeting.  The decision will be finalized when the programs are approved by the Indiana Commission of

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Art sale turns into art show

By: Kate Luce and Tori Wilson  Co-Editor-in-Chief, Staff-Writer  kmluce@iu.edu, wilsonvr@iu.edu  The Look! Scholarship Art Sale will be looking a little different this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual community sale will turn into a private art show titled, Look! Behind the Mask. Students who were in the Senior Capstone class will once again work

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Hearts and crafts

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer  The IU South Bend Honors Program is finding ways to spread love throughout the organization. On Feb. 11, Honors students will be meeting virtually to craft their own heart pillows to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Students were required to RSVP to the event by Jan. 29. This allows the Honors Program

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Sculpting for change

By: Cassidy Martenson  Intern The sculpture classes at Indiana University South Bend are using its talents to create meaningful change in the community. Through careful planning and research, the Sculpture 1 course has changed the purpose of sculpture for students and viewers. The final project was designed and implemented by Brian Hutsebout, Visiting Assistant Professor

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Linda Freel, former fine arts professor, passes away

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief kmluce@iu.edu Linda Freel was best known as an artist and an educator at IU South Bend. However, to many others, she was a mentor, a colleague and a friend. Freel attended Bethel University for a bachelor’s degree  in Education. After, she received her M.F.A at Notre Dame and a master’s in

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Artist Feature: Arianna Peak

By: Ashley Cox  Staff Writer Arianna Peak, a senior, who does painting and drawing at IUSB has always loved doing fine art ever since she was a kid.  “I’ve had an interest in fine arts since I was little, both of my grandmas are artists,” said Peak.  For Peak though, she decided she wanted to

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