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Student Spotlight: A UI pianist performs for the first time during the pandemic

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter April 11, 2021

A spotlight illuminates the silhouette of Jason Lee as he seats himself at a large concert grand piano inside the Voxman Recital Hall. The auditorium in Voxman Music Building, which can seat over 200...

Emmy Palmersheim poses for a portrait on March 27, 2021.

Student Spotlight: UI undergrad playwright and activist delves into powerful themes

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter March 30, 2021

When Emmy Lane Palmersheim was a child, their parents played a crucial role in developing their love and appreciation for the arts. Together, the family would frequently attend plays, musicals, and...

Photo of t-shirt made by Sophia Gluba and Grace Frommelt. Contributed.

Student Spotlight: UI freshmen create game day merchandise

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter March 16, 2021

As Hillcrest Residence Hall roommates Sophia Gluba and Grace Frommelt packed up their dorm room belongings and headed home for winter break, they knew that the extended time away from school would...


Student Spotlight: Citrus Sunday anticipates LP release

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter March 2, 2021

Citrus Sunday lead singer Travis Siegel once told The Daily Iowan that an album for the band would rise “from the ashes.” The pandemic-born LP, entitled First Light, will release on March 5 with...


Student Spotlight: Student-owned business Catlett Customs brings creative shoes to UI campus

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter February 16, 2021

As a first-year student on the pre-pharmacy track, Stanley Liu searched for a way to engage his creative side at the University of Iowa. Since high school, he’d had an interest in shoes and graphic...

Photo of Stewart Brown filming for Hawk Vision. Contributed.

Student Spotlight: University of Iowa men’s gymnast creates video series depicting team’s final season

Megan Conroy, Arts Reporter February 2, 2021

Junior gymnast Stewart Brown began making videos at the age of 12 but discovered his true passion for the art form while attending the University of Iowa. There, he saw a need for film coverage...


Student Spotlight: UI sophomore transforms doctor’s office into selfie museum

Tatiana Plowman, Arts Reporter November 17, 2020

When 19-year-old Brittany Postma visited a selfie museum in Chicago, inspiration struck. The avid social media user fell in love with the idea, and will now soon be the founder of her own selfie museum...

Photo of Hao Zhou. Contributed by Justin Torner.

Student Spotlight: Filmmaking grad student creates LGBTQ-centered art

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter November 3, 2020

Through all of his successes, independent filmmaker and photographer Hao Zhou’s ultimate goal remains: to help members of the LGBTQ community feel seen in art. Hailing from Nanchuan District in...

Contributed by Amber Dale.

Student Spotlight: Graphic design major constructs National Park-themed showcase

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter October 20, 2020

This week, stepping into University of Iowa senior Amber Dale’s exhibition in the Visual Arts Building will be like walking into a National Park gift shop. A central display filled with trinkets...


Student Spotlight: UI student performs songs with meaningful messages

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter October 6, 2020

University of Iowa sophomore Grace Springer doesn’t let the workload her engineering major brings stop her from sharing her passion for music with her followers. With nothing more than a white guitar,...

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.

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

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....


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

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...

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