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Cover art for “Gilded in Ash,

Gilded in Ash: A 21st century take on The Great Gatsby signs film option

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter June 22, 2021

Gilded in Ash is a reimagined telling of The Great Gatsby, created by 19 students of Professor Harry Stecopoulos’ Fall Seminar: The Great Gatsby 2.0.  Since The Daily Iowan last spoke with those...

The new mural at Studio 13 in downtown Iowa City is seen on June 16, 2021.

Studio 13 gains new eye-catching mural painted by UI Alum and IC local Ali Hval in time for Pride month

Delaney Orewiler, Arts Reporter June 22, 2021

Studio 13 received a new mural painted by UI alum and local Iowa City artist Ali Hval last week. The mural features an array of colors that complement the six rainbow dots on the front of Studio 13’s...

Photo of the Sean Wu mural. Contributed.

Sean Wu’s life celebrated with mural in Honors Center

Jenna Post and Josie Fischels May 13, 2021

On the third floor of the Blank Honors Center on the University of Iowa campus now hangs a mural honoring the life and spirit of Sean “Scooter” Wu. Wu died on April 8, 2017 at age 18. Immediately...

Trinton Prater, a graduate student studying for a master's degree in music composition, is seen outside of the Voxman Music Building on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

After the pandemic’s catastrophic hit to the arts, UI graduating artists charge ahead

DI staff May 11, 2021

The pandemic has left a long trail of destruction. For the arts industry, peoples’ livelihoods were no exception: closed theaters, canceled festivals, and a long economic shadowed many entertainers....

Photo of a Third Coast Percussion rehearsal. Contributed by Carolina Rodriguez.

Third Coast Percussion performs with Sérgio and Clarice Assad at Hancher virtual concert

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter May 8, 2021

Psychologist Carl Jung developed 12 different brand archetypes that represent common forms or images in myths and legends from across the world. Third Coast Percussion, with guitarist Sérgio Assad,...

Contributed photo of Tracie Morris

UI professor’s short film presented in final ‘Black Lives on Screen’ event

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter May 7, 2021

Health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic prevented University of Iowa Poetry Professor Tracie Morris from going to Black Lives Matter protests this summer. When she was commissioned by the UI Cinematic...

Photo of dancers Allie Recht and Mackenzee Albert. Contributed.

UI students to present dances of multiple styles at Dance End of Semester Event

Abby McCusker, Arts Reporter May 6, 2021

Undergraduate student Allie Recht’s said her piece, “That’s a Lesbian Thing?” made her feel more comfortable being gay in the University of Iowa Dance Department. She said her performance at...

Illusionist to bring unique interactive performance to Hancher

Illusionist to bring unique interactive performance to Hancher

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter May 5, 2021

In early 2020, illusionist Scott Silven was just beginning his worldwide tour when it was cut short by the spread of COVID-19. He returned to his childhood home in rural Scotland and began to remember...

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.

University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art relaunches docent program

Hunter Koontz, Arts Reporter May 5, 2021

In preparation for the new Stanley Museum opening next fall, museum staff are looking to take on new members in its relaunched docent program. Docentship entails volunteer work at the museum as...

University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts Strategic Communications Director and musician, Nic Arp, poses for a portrait outside of the Voxman Music Building at the University of Iowa on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Arp produced an alternative folk album this year called “The Crossing.”

‘A pandemic project:’ UI staff member creates album reflecting past year spent at home

Maddie Johnston, Arts Reporter May 5, 2021

This is the crossing, there is the shore We will not be who we were anymore We may remember who we might have been But we will not pass back that way again These lyrics are from UI College...

Second-year graduate student in the MFA program in film and video production at the University of Iowa, Trevon Coleman, poses for a portrait in his office at the Becker Communication Studies Building on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

University of Iowa student Trevon Coleman paves way for filmmakers of color

Grace Smith, Photojournalist May 4, 2021

Trevon Coleman was drawing an 8-year-old boy during his previous job as a caricature artist in Orlando, Florida. The boy’s father mentioned an insecurity that his 8-year-old son had about his large...

Donika Kelly, an assistant professor of English at the University of Iowa, is seen outside of the English Philosophy Building on Friday, April 30, 2021. Kelly is also the author of an upcoming poetry collection, titled

UI English professor releases second poetry collection

Delaney Orewiler , Arts Reporter May 4, 2021

In the words of author Donika Kelly, the publication of her second poetry collection, The Renunciations, has been “a long time coming.” The University of Iowa assistant professor of English...

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