Tag: Arts

Ron Monsma: painting a legacy at IU South Bend

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief  It’s been 25 years. Ron Monsma has been teaching painting and drawing classes at IU South Bend, moving up the ladder of positions, until he has reached associate professor. At the end of 2021, he is set to retire. Monsma got his start at IU South Bend, working under the direction

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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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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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Seniors in the arts left with no place to perform among the COVID-19 response

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer  kmluce@iu.edu With the push for the final weeks of the spring semester to be completed online, some majors are working better than others with an online environment. Perhaps students that are most impacted by this decision are seniors in the arts. Integrated New Media and Fine Arts students need certain

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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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IUSB faculty hosts annual art show

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer katelucellc@gmail.com   The gallery in the Education and Arts Building hosted its annual faculty show Thursday, Sept. 14. The show featured past and present staff members’ works, allowing the students and community to get a sense of IU South Bend’s fine arts past and present professors’ passions, personal lives and

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