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Iowa City residents look at Chris Abigt’s oil paintings in downtown Iowa City during day one of the 2023 Summer of the Arts Festival on Friday, June 2.

Photos: 2023 Summer of the Arts Festival Day One

Cody Blissett, Visual Editor June 2, 2023

The 40th annual Summer of the Arts Festival occurred in downtown Iowa City on Friday. The festival will continue tomorrow and on Sunday.  The festival includes over one hundred local and national artists...

Madison Bartlett poses for a portrait at Art Building West on Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Bachelor of Fine Arts graphic design graduate learned who she is through trial-and-error

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter May 8, 2023

Cedar Rapids native Madison Bartlett can’t remember a time when she wasn’t surrounded by art. Bartlett said it has always been her outlet for self-expression. Barlett’s identical twin...

Scene from Songs of Bukovina. Photo: Marty Sohl.

American Ballet Theatre performs lively show at Hancher

Grace Westergaard, Arts Reporter May 7, 2023

The American Ballet Theatre performed to a full house at Hancher Auditorium on Saturday. The audience buzzed with anticipation as the lights dimmed, allowing the dancers to take the stage.  An internationally...

Film Scene is seen in downtown Iowa City on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022.

Ten long-awaited new movies to watch over summer break

Charlie Hickman, Arts Reporter May 4, 2023

This summer will mark an exhilarating time for the film industry with several highly anticipated releases. These 10 picks are some of the most popular and less well-known movie premieres of May, June,...

Contributed photo by Rebecca McKanna

Ask the Author: Rebecca McKanna

Charlie Hickman, Arts Reporter May 4, 2023

Rebecca McKanna is an associate professor at the University of Indianapolis and a graduate of the University of Iowa. Throughout her career, McKanna has written for New York Daily News and the Cedar...

A Wildwood sign on the ceiling during a Hailey Whitters concert at Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon in Iowa City on Thursday, March 30, 2023.

Giovannie and the Hired Guns to perform tribute to roots with label debut concert at Wildwood

Stella Shipman, Arts Reporter May 4, 2023

Giovannie and the Hired Guns will showcase its mix of rock and southern country music to create a Latin and Texas sound in Iowa City. The band will perform at Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon on May 17...

Film: Student Spotlight: Eliza Link

Cody Blissett and Matt Sindt May 3, 2023

University of Iowa senior Eliza Link discusses her passion as a ceramicist. Link specializes in wood firing and explains that it can take anywhere from 50 to 100 hours to complete a firing. Link displayed...

Review: 2023 Met Gala fashion round-up

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter May 3, 2023

I’m no fashion expert. My 15-year-old Barbies with scribbles on their faces can tell you that. I don’t know or care about luxury fashion, but I really like to over-analyze wealthy people. The...

Eight book recommendations to liven up summer break

Eight book recommendations to liven up summer break

Grace Westergaard, Arts Reporter May 3, 2023

After a long year of work or college classes, picking up a book for fun may be the last way someone wants to spend their summer. However, I have a few book recommendations that made me feel like I...

The Stanley Museum of Art sign is seen outside of the Stanley Museum of Art in Iowa City on Friday, December 9, 2022.

UI Tuba Euphonium Studio to play alongside performers’ art at the Stanley

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter May 2, 2023

As the music of the University of Iowa Tuba Euphonium Studio fills the Stanley Museum of Art, viewers will also be able to see original art made by the performers. The studio will be performing...

Iowa senior Eliza Link poses for a portrait on Friday, April 28, 2023. Link has been a ceramic artist for eight years.

Student Spotlight: Ceramics student’s exhibit displays wood-fired pottery, plays with ash and identity

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter May 2, 2023

Pottery, rock engravings, and pictographs are art forms from ancient civilizations that still exist but are rarely practiced. One ceramics student goes beyond tradition by exemplifying ancient and...

Iowa city hair stylist Nathan Stanley washes new hire Katie Boeckenstedts hair during a training session at Zen Salon & Spa in Iowa City on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

Trans-inclusivity takes root in salons across Iowa City

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter May 2, 2023

Hair stylists in Iowa City are making strides toward offering more inclusive haircut options. Gender-affirming hairstyling is becoming more common across the city. Hair stylists cut hair to...

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