Category: Arts

LUNAFEST looks to support women film directors of Michiana

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Writer @brendan_preface It’s not exactly breaking news that the film industry isn’t the most welcoming place for women.  With the #MeToo movement finally starting to slow down, roughly a year and a half after its start in October 2017, people are beginning to wonder what’s next in the fight for equality

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Ernestine M. Raclin School of Arts dean to step down in 2020

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu Marvin Curtis has announced he will step down as Dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of Fine Arts at IU South Bend on June 30, 2020. By then, he will have served as dean at the school for 12 years. Curtis has many accomplishments during his time at

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BFA Exhibition features daring pieces

By: TAYLOR WALDRON Web Editor/Staff Writer The BFA students, along with the Integrated New Media students, showcased their best work and senior pieces at the BFA Exhibition on Thursday, March 28. Faculty, family, friends and community supporters were in attendance as the seniors explained their inspiration behind their work. The 11 artists also spoke on

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Performing Media Festival brings art and technology together

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer Art, music and technology combine together to create a technicolor wonderland for the Performing Media Festival. The Performing Media Festival kicked off in the campus Art Gallery this past Thursday night. The weekend-long festival celebrated New Media artists from around the world and within the community and showcased Integrated New

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Bee art the buzz for contest

By: ASHLEY COX Staff Writer IU South Bend will be hosting a bee art contest this April to help the community become educated on the importance the black and yellow insects. Julianne Rieckmann, a worker for the Bee Art Contest, and the Center for a Sustainable Future will be holding a bee art contest on

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Campus hosts NEA Big Read series

By: C.A. PRINTUP @DontWriteDown Staff Writer IU South Bend is hosting the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Big Read for the month of March. According to Arts.gov website, “The NEA Big Read exposes people to new genres and ideas and challenges their current tastes in literature….Showcasing a diverse range of contemporary titles that reflect

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Campus comic book panel features faculty, student work and theory

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer kmluce@iu.edu The English and Fine Arts department are teaming up to bring a comic book panel to campus on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. in Fireside. This event is the brainchild of Kelcey Ervick, professor of English and Creative Writing. Ervick teaches Creative Non-Fiction Writing, where one of the

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Two Raclin School of the Arts students featured on Grammy winning album

By: CHRISTINA CLARK Editor-in-Chief EditorPreface@gmail.com According to a press release from IU South Bend, Juan-Carlos Alarcon and Salvador Perez Lopez “contributed spoken word pieces and played instruments on the studio album ‘American Dreamers: Voices of Hope Music of Freedom,’ by the John Daversa Big Band.” The album was nominated for three categories at the Grammy

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