Benson on filmmaking: ‘You have to learn how to do it right’

A fleece jacket casually layered over a T-shirt, hair pulled back into a ponytail, Robby Benson became progressively more intense while lecturing his filmmaking students in a nondescript classroom in the bowels of the Radio and TV building on IU’s Bloomington campus this month. His point? It’s important to follow the rules for good filmmaking […]

School of Fine Arts plans annual ‘Open Studio’ night

The Hope School of Fine Arts will host its annual “Open Studios” night Nov. 1. The event is free and open to the public, with activities planned at four buildings: the Fine Arts building, 1201 E. Seventh St.; Central Stores Art Annex, 1206 E. 11th St.; Morgan Hall, 909 E. 11th St.; and the McCalla […]

IU professor’s ‘folded light art’ to be on exhibit

Jiangmei Wu can still recall an assignment in a beginning architecture studio class she took while seeking her undergraduate design degree: fold a piece of paper into a three-dimensional object without cutting it. “I’m from China and went to architecture school in Shanghai, so because of that background, paper folding has always fascinated me very […]

IUCA+D professor’s project helping relaunch Iowa’s Westbrook Artists’ Site

Indiana University professor Kevin Lair‘s work was on display earlier this month at the Iowa State University College of Design downtown gallery. Lair and Elizabeth Walden’s collaborative work, titled “Horror Vacui (Nature abhors a vacuum. What do we make of its plenitude?): Work in Progress for Westbrook Artists’ Site (WAS),” is an ongoing project that […]

Kinsey exhibition complements IU Theatre’s production of ‘Chicago’

“Vamps and Voyeurs,” an exhibition of art and artifacts from the Kinsey Institute, will be on display throughout the run of the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance’s upcoming production of “Chicago.” The exhibition includes photographs of flappers and vaudevillians, prison art, and exploitation movie posters and stills, as well as other visual representations […]

Fine arts professor merges high-tech with her traditional jewelry creations

When Nicole Jacquard shared details about her work featured in the latest jewelry issue of American Craft — one of the nation’s oldest magazines dedicated to craft — I was astonished to see what appeared to be a high-tech QR code on the back of a brooch with tiny pearls surrounding a vintage photograph. Turns […]

IU professor is expert on little-known Native American tribe

Out of the handful of books written about the Yuchi people, nearly every single one has Jason Baird Jackson‘s name on the cover. That’s because Jackson — an associate professor of folklore in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and director of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures — is […]

Jacobs School of Music trumpet faculty to perform — on the football field

Three members of the IU Jacobs School of Music faculty will showcase their musical skills in a unique way this fall — not in the expected concert hall, but on the football field alongside the Marching Hundred. IU trumpet faculty Ed Cord, John Rommel and Joey Tartell will perform with the marching band. Cord and […]

Big names in retail coming to IUB campus

Representatives from various distributing and retail firms as well as the National Retail Federation will speak on the IU Bloomington campus on Oct. 15. The Retail and Design Forum is from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union. Sponsored by IU’s Retail Studies Organization, it is free and open […]

IU Libraries Film Archive hosting ‘Home Movie Day’ event

The IU Libraries Film Archive will host “Home Movie Day” from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Bishop, 123 S. Walnut St. The event is open to those aged 18 and older, due to the location. “Home Movie Day” is an international event dedicated to the preservation and screening of community histories […]