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IU Southeast Phoenix soars to victory in public art contest

IU Southeast Phoenix soars to victory in public art contest

October 18, 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Call it symbolic or just plain fun: the Phoenix constructed by IU Southeast Fine Arts students soared to top honors at the recent “#IAmPublicArt” event in New Albany, Ind. hosted by the Carnegie Center for Art & History. The mobile structure bested competing pop-up installations from Bellarmine University and Kentucky ...

Jeramy Nichols reveals secrets of sight-singing in published article

Jeramy Nichols reveals secrets of sight-singing in published article

October 11, 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Close your eyes and listen to a piece of choral music. As a listener, you revel in pure sound. But for the performers, all that pristine audio is the product of a lot of visual training that starts with sight-singing, what you might call “reading music cold.” The ways and ...

“Artaxis Conversations” bring together ceramic artists from around the world

“Artaxis Conversations” bring together ceramic artists from around the world

October 8, 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—The concept: 24 artists from 16 countries will “gather” via live-stream video over a 12-hour span on Tuesday, Oct. 10, to answer questions from fans, fellow artists and friends of ceramics. The event is called “Artaxis Conversations,” and it’s the brainchild of Artaxis, the arts organization founded by Brian Harper, ...

Latino culture, history and politics in focus for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Latino culture, history and politics in focus for National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 26, 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast is proud to present a series of conversations illuminating the Latino experience in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (NHHM). Designated in 1968, the observation runs from Sept. 15—the independence day for a number of Latin American countries—to Oct. 15 to honor the histories, cultures and contributions of ...

Veterans mural enshrines service, memory and community

Veterans mural enshrines service, memory and community

September 25, 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—IU Southeast has a new monument. The Veterans for Peace mural currently hangs in the University Center South, and will be officially celebrated on Tues., Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. The large-scale, original artwork combines veterans’ portraits and keepsake photos with images of iconic monuments and events to honor the ...

Kathryn Combs: blending technology and fine arts

Kathryn Combs: blending technology and fine arts

September 18, 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In a first-of-its-kind for research, printmaking student and IT support staffer Kathryn Combs is using eye-tracking software to examine how audiences look at art, and to produce works that span the gulf between art and technology. And it all started with deodorant. Two years ago, as Combs strolled through a local ...

Multimedia artist Rosanna Raymond brings strong Pacific currents to campus

Multimedia artist Rosanna Raymond brings strong Pacific currents to campus

September 15, 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–IU Southeast welcomes trailblazing multimedia artist, performer and thinker Rosanna Raymond to campus for a workshop and two public lectures exploring her complex and dynamic vision uniting traditional elements of the Samoan world-view with forms from the creative edge. Better buckle up. Raymond’s presentations are unpredictable, provocative, powerful. They combine ...

Ready to launch: SpaceLab propels student artists

Ready to launch: SpaceLab propels student artists

September 5, 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The SpaceLab is “Go!” IU Southeast’s diminutive display space for student art has blasted off for another voyage through the academic calendar. As described tongue-in-cheek on its website, the SpaceLab is a “reusable laboratory that allows artists to perform experiments in standard gravity in Earth orbit.” It is located in Knobview ...

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