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Carson Simpson poses for a portrait at the Field House in Iowa City on Friday, April 29, 2022. Simpson is a double major in dance and business, and is a part of the Iowa cheer team. Recently, grad schools have reached out to him for arts administration.

Senior Carson Simpson prepares to move forward in artistic journey

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter May 8, 2022

From a high school theater kid to a passionate dance major, and now as a future arts administrator, University of Iowa senior Carson Simpson has had quite the artistic journey. Whether Simpson’s...

Contributed photo of Thomas Corbridge, a senior percussion performance major at the University of Iowa.

Percussion performance senior prepares to graduate, looks fondly on time at UI

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter May 8, 2022

When he was in middle school, Tom Corbridge began playing the trombone. After his brother got mad at him for picking the same instrument that he played, Corbridge switched to percussion — which would...

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Iowa City West High School student supports students in Ukraine with ‘Project Encouragement’

Jami Martin-Trainor, Arts Reporter May 9, 2022

Kaylie Milton, a current sophomore at Iowa City West High School, is no stranger to random acts of kindness. Milton learned from her father, Jeff Milton, through observation.  While on a family...

Illustration by Molly Milder.

Former UI visiting professor finds success in freelance writing

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter May 3, 2022

Benjamin Percy, a guest professor at the University of Iowa in 2011, has written comics, articles, novellas, movies, novels, and even a writer's craft book. He is most famous for his work with the...

The antique store Artifacts is seen on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Iowa City’s antique store provides unique glimpse at history for students

Mark Fortunato, Arts Reporter April 27, 2022

Artifacts antique store holds time capsules on its shelves, where generations of people and time can be held in the palm of a person’s hand. Walking in the front door of Artifacts is like traveling...

Benders Studio Owner Cara Flynn poses for a portrait in a yoga studio on April 21, 2022.

Beyond Barriers retreat to uplift Iowa City women

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter April 21, 2022

As an ode to the women of Iowa City, Cara Flynn opened Beyond Barriers in 2020, just before the pandemic hit. During the lockdown, she said she pondered exactly what she wanted Beyond Barriers to be...

Artist Odili Donald Odita responds to questions from the media at the Stanley Museum of Art at the University of Iowa on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The Stanley Museum of Art is slated to open to the public on August 26, 2022.

Creating Stanley Museum’s first work of art

Parker Jones, Arts Editor April 19, 2022

An intersecting kaleidoscope of colorful, angular lines stretches from floor to ceiling on a wall in the lobby of the new Stanley Museum of Art. The nonrepresentational mural is the first work of...

MacBride Hall, the meeting sight for Pentacrest Tree Tours debuting on Earth Day, is seen on April 17, 2022.

Pentacrest Museums ‘Tree Tours’ set to begin on Earth Day

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter April 17, 2022

The University of Iowa has a vast abundance of rare tree species across campus. The UI Pentacrest Museums have decided to celebrate the history and symbolism of trees by debuting their new educational...

Author and Assistant Professor Donika Kelly poses for a portrait in the English Philosophy Building at the University of Iowa on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022.

UI English professor Donika Kelly receives Anisfield-Wolf Award for poetry book ‘The Renunciations’

Ariana Lessard, Arts Reporter April 13, 2022

Poet and University of Iowa assistant professor of English Donika Kelly has received the 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Award. One half of the literary power couple that has made national news multiple times...

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UI music professor Jean François Charles: A composer of colorful electrons

Gina Bawek, Arts Reporter April 13, 2022

It’s the soundtrack of our lives, but no one’s really listening — a rich landscape of sounds usually left unconsidered has now become a tool for how Jean François Charles creates meaningful...

Artist Odili Donald Odita responds to questions from the media at the Stanley Museum of Art at the University of Iowa on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The Stanley Museum of Art is slated to open to the public on August 26, 2022.

A first look inside the new UI Stanley Museum of Art building

Parker Jones, Arts Editor April 12, 2022

The smell of fresh paint still fills the new Stanley Museum of Art, which is set to open in August 26. From the polished concrete floors, black steel bordered windows that stretch from floor to...

Bits and Pieces is seen in the Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville, Iowa, on April 4, 2022.

Bits & Pieces owner expands art store in Coral Ridge Mall

Olivia Augustine, Arts Reporter April 7, 2022

Deb Olson opened Bits & Pieces in the Coral Ridge Mall almost three years ago, when she said her faith called her to create a welcoming space for socialization away from her cell phone. On April...

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