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Hancher Auditorium unveils new outdoor sculptures

The Wellspring sculpture at Hancher Auditorium is seen on Friday, Sept.25.

Dani Hopkins, Arts Reporter

September 25, 2020

On a bright sunny morning, Santa Fe-based artist Colette Hosmer and Hancher Auditorium’s Executive Director, Chuck Swanson, unveiled a new art installation, titled “Wellspring,” on Sept. 25.  Composed of thirty granite fish splashing up from the ground, the installation can be seen outs...

Hancher looks ahead while grappling with unknown

Hancher Auditorium is seen in Iowa City on Sunday, September 20th, 2020.

Madison Lotenschtein, Arts Editor

September 22, 2020

It’s a normal Friday evening at Hancher Auditorium, where University of Iowa marketing student Paris Sissel works as a house manager. The front-of-house staff arrives 45 minutes before the doors open, a briefing on the event takes place in a small, tucked away office, and some setting up is do...

Student Spotlight: UI student uses dining hall to-go containers to create watercolor-like works of art

Portrait of Ericka Barloon taken on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in the courtyard between Currier and Stanley residence halls. Barloon is a senior RA this year.

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter

September 22, 2020

After finishing their takeout from University of Iowa dining halls, most students see the paper to-go boxes provided to them as trash and throw them in their waste bins without a second thought. Fourth-year student Ericka Barloon, however, sees an opportunity to create art. For as long a...

Opinion | Lifeless live-action: Disney’s Mulan remake ignores the original’s message

Yifei Liu stars as the title character in Mulan.

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter

September 22, 2020

Disney’s live-action Mulan has received a lot of criticism. Between its $30 price on a streaming service that users already pay for, to its lead actress’ support of the Hong Kong police, it’s no wonder an international movement has developed to boycott the remake. There is so much to cri...

Stanley Museum of Art unveils plans for a student-centric model

The Stanley Art Museum construction site is seen on the University of Iowa campus on Thursday, September 17, 2020. According to the University of Iowa website for the museum, construction began in 2019 and is slated for completion in winter of next year.

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter

September 17, 2020

After the 2008 flood uprooted the University of Iowa’s previous art museum, the exhibits were in need of a new home. This year, the beginning stage of rebuilding are underway. The Stanley Museum of Art’s grounds, located next to the Main Library on campus, were ceremonially broken in June. ...

Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre charms audiences with family-friendly outdoor drive-in performance

Members of the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre. Contributed by Michael Kreiser.

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter

September 17, 2020

Have you ever wondered what animals have been up to since the world was hit by COVID-19? Have the penguins been adventuring around their zoo habitats? Are alligators visiting the shopping mall? Shenanigans: Animals in Charge! — a drive-in puppet show presented by Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre...

Public Space One to present first virtual 24-hour Art-A-Thon

Contributed by John Engelbrecht

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter

September 15, 2020

For its inaugural “Art-A-Thon,” Public Space One is gearing up to entertain audiences with a wide range of artistic talent — for 24 hours straight. With an army of 40 different artists ready to entertain and share their work, the event will take place from noon Sept. 19 to noon Sept. 20, i...

Marching on: Hawkeye Marching Band freshman continue to create memories and music during COVID-19

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Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter

September 15, 2020

When the Big Ten conference announced there wouldn’t be a fall 2020 football season, Hawkeye fans were devastated. Not only did the team lose out on September games, the Hawkeye Marching Band lost theirs as well. After this announcement, however, the band quickly shifted gears. The change has n...

Worth buying into: Buyer and Cellar is just what theater-lovers need in live theater’s absence

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Jenna Post, Arts Reporter

September 15, 2020

Buyer and Cellar, a story that’s usually only told onstage, is now available on screen through Riverside Theatre’s website, due to the unavailability of its theater space. Amid the pandemic, Riverside took a clever approach to COVID-19 safety guidelines by filming a one-man show starring R...

Skating through the summer: the return of roller skating during COVID-19

Photo illustration by Megan Conroy.

Megan Conroy, Arts Reporter

September 8, 2020

Sunshine poured onto the pavement as Ellie Zupancic whirred past skateboarders on her slightly faded, white roller skates. She dropped into the graffiti-laden concrete bowl of the Iowa City Skatepark, wind whipping her blonde hair behind her as she glided effortlessly over the smooth stone. Inspired by pe...

Student Spotlight: Artist raises money for charity through political graphic design

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Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter

September 8, 2020

Inspired by peers and the variety of art mediums around him, University of Iowa art and creative writing major Noah Neal found himself enrolling in multiple art classes in high school, determined to get an “easy A” and have a few more credits under his belt. Neal had no idea that these class...

Opinion | Lights, Camera, Inaction: Major film studios need to do their part to combat COVID-19

The Disney Plus logo for the streaming service.

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter

September 8, 2020

As far as cinematic releases go, the film industry has returned to business as usual despite COVID-19 cases rising nationwide. Major film studios have generally been opposed to releasing their new films to streaming services, so this comes as no surprise to cinephiles. It’s also no secret that s...