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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...

Student Spotlight: Filmmaking grad student creates LGBTQ-centered art

Photo of Hao Zhou. Contributed by Justin Torner.
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...

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

Contributed by Amber Dale.
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,...

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

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.
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...

Student Spotlight: UI artist creates ceramic pieces through experiential techniques

Benjamin Gilbertson, a BFA student studying Ceramics, poses in front of the Visual Arts Building on August 25, 2020.
Madison Lotenschtein, Arts Editor August 26, 2020

When Benjamin Gilbertson enrolled in a ceramics course in high school, all he was expecting was an “easy A.” By the end, not only had he earned the grade he’d hoped for — the young artist found...

Student Spotlight: Grad student recreates scenes from Romeo and Juliet handmade dolls

Addie Bushnell, Arts Reporter May 11, 2020

Just weeks before spring break — when the University of Iowa made the decision to move the remainder of the spring semester online — graduate acting student Luli Gomez was performing as Natasha in...

Student Spotlight: UI hockey player balances passion for sport and music

Student Spotlight: UI hockey player balances passion for sport and music
Megan Conroy, Arts Reporter April 30, 2020

From the basement of his family home in Illinois, hockey player, musician, and UI accounting major Mikey Fontana described what his “new normal” looks like in a COVID-19 pandemic-era world. The...

Student Spotlight: UI grad student explores space, time, and sound

Jenna Post, Arts Reporter April 27, 2020

Guitars suspended in midair and a band playing in an inflatable bubble is an unusual sight at the University of Iowa, but graduate student Jacob Jones brought that vision to life despite COVID-19 changing...

Student Spotlight: UI artist creates music and paintings from themes of liberation of the self

Student Spotlight: UI artist creates music and paintings from themes of liberation of the self
Madison Lotenschtein, Arts Editor April 19, 2020

On March 6, University of Iowa BFA painter and musician, Mary Bozaan, decided to do the unthinkable: host a live stream performance of her unreleased EP, Young Grub, on a pornographic website. Wearing...

Student Spotlight: UI playwright turns to livestreaming their writing process online amid COVID-19 outbreak

Contributed (Photographer: Brett Stone)
Josie Fischels, Arts Editor April 5, 2020

Should one find Cameron Speta streaming on Twitch, they might be surprised to find that the UI senior and playwright isn’t always playing Overwatch as the category title suggests — they’re typing...

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