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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Leila Arnaut poses for a portrait next to one of her pieces of art during her BFA Exhibition “Byte the Dust” in the Visual Arts Building on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023.

Student Spotlight | Graphic design student wants to keep art human

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter November 14, 2023

University of Iowa graphic design student Leila Arnaut wants to keep her art real amid  the growing use of artificial intelligence. AI Image generators, such as DALL-E and Lensa, use machine learning...

University of Iowa student Stella Deo poses for a portrait in her art exhibition titled “The Flower at the Visual Arts Building in Iowa City on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2023.

Student Spotlight | UI student’s exhibit ‘The Flower’ depicts Vietnam’s beauty

Isabelle Lubguban, Arts Reporter October 22, 2023

Blossoms of every size, shape, and color bring life to the pristine, white walls of one of the Visual Arts Building’s many exhibition rooms. These ideas came from senior Stella Deo, a graphic design...

June Deo poses for a portrait with her latest work The Adventure of Snora presented in a fine art gallery in the Visual Arts building in Iowa City on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023.

Student Spotlight | Graphic design student illustrates the beauty she sees

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter October 17, 2023

University of Iowa student June Deo grew up in the small town of Da Lat, Vietnam. A colorful commune nicknamed "City of Eternal Spring," the luscious greenery and bright buildings from Deo’s childhood...

Anthony Courant poses for a portrait in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023.

Student Spotlight | UI third-year student defies boundaries by examining his life, lives of famous playwrights

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter October 1, 2023

Third-year theater student and playwright Anthony Courant aims to test the boundary of what a play can be, using his time at the University of Iowa to grow and develop his writing skills.  Courant,...

Eli Campbell poses for a portrait at the Theatre Building in Iowa City on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023.

Student Spotlight: Graduate student playwright opens historical theater gallery

Charlie Hickman, Arts Reporter September 19, 2023

When writing a work of historical fiction, it can be challenging to make contemporary themes palatable for all audiences. This is a challenge University of Iowa graduate playwriting student Eli Campbell...

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...

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...

Katie Kiesewetter talks about her art in the Visual Arts Building on Friday, April 14, 2023.

Student Spotlight | Graphic design student’s thesis displayed through photography, projections, and 3D art

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter April 17, 2023

The service industry often revolves around tips, with some servers depending on money to stay afloat. For one graphic design student, the focus of her thesis revolved around the exploitation of service...

Photo contributed by Zoe Miller

Student Spotlight: Dance MFA candidate dismantles space and environment by finding place for space outside of Space Place

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter April 12, 2023

Through the deconstruction of the environment itself, one MFA dance candidate’s thesis exhibit displayed an understanding of space by choosing an off-site location. Usually, dance students perform...

Contributed photo of Ivy Jewell.

Student Spotlight: Ceramics student explores family history and memory through variety of mediums

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter April 11, 2023

Through the exploration of her family tree, Ivy Jewell created a deeply nostalgic and quiet art gallery. Ivy Jewell is a ceramics student receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of...

Photo contributed by Dakota Roberts.

Student Spotlight: Graphic design student explores digital art by subverting expectations with fake corner store

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter April 6, 2023

“Boys’ Tears,” “Magic Mushrooms,” “Fresh Can of Bullshit,” and “Dumb Bitch Juice” were all products available for purchase at one graphic design student’s recent exhibit. Dakota...

Contributed photo

Student Spotlight: MFA student converses with former self to reflects on growth as an artist

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter March 28, 2023

When Barry Phipps started working toward his Master of Fine Arts in photography at the University of Iowa, he decided to pick up right where he left off after he graduated with his bachelor’s in...

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