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Telecom, textiles professors to present collaborative piece in 'Waveforms' exhibition

Indigo School of Fine Arts Assistant Professor Rowland Ricketts and Senior Lecturer Norbert Herber of the Department of Telecommunications are working on a collaborative piece for "Waveforms," an exhibition of sound art opening Oct. 21 at the Grunwald Gallery. Their piece aurally and visually references the process of creating the indigo dye, from seed to rich color on fabric.  Full Story

 Indie filmmaker John Sayles to make appearances at IU Cinema as highlight of 2011-12 season

John Sayles

Independent filmmaker and two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles will deliver a lecture, answer questions and introduce screenings of three of his films at Indiana University's IU Cinema Sept. 8-9. Sayles' visit is one of the highlights of the IU Cinema's 2011-2012 season. Known as one of the "godfathers" of the U.S. independent film movement, the director of Lone Star (1996), Eight Men Out (1988) and most recently, Amigo (2010), among many others, Sayles will deliver a Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker lecture at 3 p.m. Sept. 9.

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 IUPUI professor's new book on Ray Bradbury delves into life of 'prose poet for the space age'

Becoming Ray Bradbury

A new book by IUPUI Professor of English Jonathan R. Eller, Becoming Ray Bradbury (University of Illinois Press), offers a unique look into the mind of an iconic writer who has been called America's "prose poet for the space age." "I always wanted to write about how he learned, how he read and how he became a writer," Eller said.

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 Steel and glass sculpture by Don Gummer installed at Glick Institute

Gummer Statue

Sculptor Don Gummer recently installed his 18-foot tall stainless steel and colored glass sculpture, titled "Open Eyes," in front of the new Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute on the Indiana University-Purdue University campus.

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 IU Art Museum re-opens in time to celebrate 70th anniversary, Thursday Coffeehouse Nights

IU Art Museum

The IU Art Museum continues the celebration of its 70th anniversary -- and re-opening after a summer of repairs and renovations -- with a new season of Thursday Coffeehouse Nights. On the first three Thursday nights in September (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.), the museum will offer a fusion of art and music, with coffee samples at Angles Café and sweet treats compliments of Bloomingfoods in the museum's Thomas T. Solley Atrium.

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 Three IU faculty members, volunteer honored with 2011 Indiana Governor's Arts Awards

Four of the six recipients of the 2011 Indiana Governor's Arts Awards are affiliated with Indiana University. This year's recipients include Distinguished Professor of Harp Susann McDonald and Sylvia McNair, both faculty members of the Jacobs School of Music at IU Bloomington; Alexander Toradze, a Distinguished Professor and Martin Professor of Piano at IU South Bend; and June Edwards, vice president of the Arts Foundation Board at IU South Bend.

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 Two former RedHawks headed for Hollywood after shooting feature film

Walt Robinson

Independent filmmaker and recent Indiana University Northwest graduate Walt Robinson has wrapped filming on his first full-length movie, Basic Cable -- one scene of which was shot on the IU Northwest campus in July. In August, Robinson traveled to Los Angeles for an internship with De Line Pictures along with Jesse Howell, a former RedHawks basketball player who also plans to work in the film industry.

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Dolinsky Art

The Aug. 18 issue of Live at IU featured a top story on an interactive art exhibit titled "Inter:Facing," opening at Grunwald Gallery of Art at IU Bloomington Sept. 9. Also in this issue were stories on a new book series by IU Press that focuses on books set in the Midwest; the play Happily Ever Chloe, presented by the Department of Theatre and Drama; construction of new and updated Herron School of Art and Design facilities at IUPUI; faculty appointments at the Jacobs School of Music; the merger of collections of the Mathers Museum and Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology; and a new fashion design major in the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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