Category: Arts

Printmaking and English class make a mark with local bookstore

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer kmluce@iu.edu Bill Tourtillotte’s basic printmaking class and Ken Smith’s book cover design class have teamed with Brian Lair Books, a local bookstore specializing in books that provide inclusivity. Smith was contacted by the owner of Brain Lair Bookstore to have a class engage in a project for the bookstore, which

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Bee Art Contest buzzes back to campus

By: EVA MONHAUT Staff Writer emonhaut@iu.edu This semester the IU South Bend Bee Art Contest, hosted by the Center for a Sustainable Future, buzzes back to campus for its second year. Contest organizer, Julianna Rieckmann, announced that this year the contest is not only open to students at IU South Bend but to the entire

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The case of the missing sculpture

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer kmluce@iu.edu Outside of the gallery in EA, there recently was a sculpture. It featured five empty beer cans and emptied rifle cartridges. Now, the place where the sculpture was previously has been filled with just a piece of paper that reads, “This installation has been deemed too potentially offensive for

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Poetry celebrated at IU South Bend

By: CAMDEN CHAFFEE Staff Writer The poet Robert Frost once wrote, “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” These words were proved to be true by Francesca Bell and Rachel Custer, who read their poems in Weikamp Hall Monday night, conveying strong emotions and passion and capturing

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Painting classes experience nontraditional art at the Lubeznik Center

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer kmluce@iu.edu After being invited to a gallery visit, Laura Cutler, painting and drawing professor, took the class to the Lubeznik Center for the Arts to attend a talk on the Chicago Imagists, their predecessors and those who took inspiration from them. “The reason I decided to approach Painting 1 and

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Art Club makes history with record-breaking paper mâché sculpture

By: TAYLOR WALDRON Web Editor/Staff Writer @taylor_sumiko Imagine combining 120 hours of work, 60 gallons of wheat paste and a massive amount of paper. What do you get? The world’s largest, free-standing, paper mâché sculpture. IU South Bend’s Fine Arts Club was approached by Martin’s Supermarkets earlier this year with the idea of beating a

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A promotion of unity through Jazz

By: CAMDEN CHAFFEE Staff Writer  The sounds of various styles of jazz music filled the IU South Bend campus Saturday during the first IUSB Jazz Festival, an event designed to bring people together through the power of music. Featuring trumpeter Rodney Marsalis and various local jazz ensembles, the outdoor concert attracted IUSB faculty, students and

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Bringing Los Angeles, New York City, and La Porte to IU South Bend

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer Laura Cutler truly has lived the life of an artist. Living in the artistic hubs, creating work in many studios, teaching in high schools, colleges, and art centers, and co-owning a gallery and framing business with her husband in La Porte. Cutler is currently substituting for Ron Monsa, painting and

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