IU Cinema partners with Indiana Filmmakers Network for first Indie Film Con

Filmmakers from across the Hoosier state will descend on the Bloomington campus next week, when they’ll gather at IU Cinema for what organizers hope will be the first of an annual Indie Film Con. The conference includes three days of workshops, panel discussions and roundtables on topics such as 3-D production, multi-camera editing, directing and […]

Pizzo, Murphy reunite for commercial based on IU opera student’s experiences

Who better than an IU alumnus recognized worldwide for his work behind the camera to tell the university’s story? Filmmaker Angelo Pizzo recently spent two days on the Bloomington campus, filming a 60-second commercial that will air nationally as part of the university’s new marketing campaign. He was joined by New York-based cinematographer Fred Murphy, […]

Design and retail students join forces on real-world projects

A new studio course offered this past semester through the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design mixed design and retail students, helping both hone practical skills and abilities by working with each other on real-world projects. But it’s not just students who used the new model. IU professor Mary Embry, who teaches in the […]

Authors, poets, documentary filmmaker headline annual IU Writers’ Conference

Post by Bethany Nolan of  IU Communications: A couple of weeks ago, I saw author Ann Patchett speak in Indianapolis. She talked about how people, particularly aspiring writers, always ask about inspiration and how to ensure a visit from the writing muse. There’s no secret, she said. Writing is plain old hard work, requiring discipline and sheer […]

Kinsey Juried Art Show features local, international contemporary artists

Guest post courtesy of newsroom colleague Tracy James, who typically blogs at Health and Vitality: The 2013 Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show opens Friday, kicking off a weekend of events that includes a show-and-tell with the artists, a cabaret burlesque show, after-parties and a movie screening. The art, displayed throughout the Grunwald Gallery of Art […]

Novel written by IU alum finalist for PEN/Faulkner Award

Indiana University alumnus Laird Hunt’s book, “Kind One,” was one of five finalists for the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, America’s largest peer-juried prize for fiction. Finalists were selected by judges who considered more than 340 novels and short- story collections by American authors published in the U.S. during the 2012 calendar year. Submissions were […]

Students in Pacific Islands class curate Polynesian tapa cloth exhibit at IU Art Museum

Tucked away in the third-floor gallery of the IU Art Museum is a small installation featuring a type of Polynesian cloth made from the inner bark of trees, known as tapa. A beautiful example of the cloth hangs on the wall, while a nearby case holds two examples of the implements used to pound bark […]

Exhibit celebrates ‘phenomenal women of IU’s history’

In the large oil painting, the late Elinor Ostrom is smiling. “In the first few sketches, she was more serious,” said fine arts professor emerita Bonnie Sklarski, who painted the portrait for Indiana University’s collection. “But when I showed the sketches to her staff, they said, ‘No, she has to be smiling. She was not […]

‘Are You Popular?’ IU Libraries Film Archive to screen vintage social guidance films

Looking for some tips to overcome the awkwardness of that first date? Or, if things go well, how to act as your relationship develops? The IU Libraries Film Archive has the answers, 1950s style — the archive will screen a series of social guidance films from the era designed to help young viewers navigate the […]