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The World of Art

The World of Art

The Indiana University East Campus Library always welcomes classes in the Library. We were delighted that art faculty Sam Kelly brought his Painting and Drawing class for a “Drawing in the Library Day.” To gain a deeper knowledge of artists and their works, students perused library resources such as G. Braque, Refigured painting, American images, and more. After selecting an artist, students sat down to begin their assignment of making master transcriptions of artists’ works. For online resources, check out the Grove Dictionary of Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, or search our eBook collection here.  Below are some of the masterpieces that Sam Kell’s students created, using graphite pencils and sketchbooks to draw. Top Row (L-R): After Chagall … Continued
(Some of) the curious cultural history of women in chocolate

(Some of) the curious cultural history of women in chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most widely beloved foods in the world today, used in a variety of dishes from chocolate pasta to mole sauces to, of course, decadent brownies.  However, much of what we know about chocolate is fairly recent and limited in context.  Let’s open up a bit of that history and take a look at chocolate through the lens of women. For much of the 20th century, women have been closely associated with chocolate – mostly by craving it.  While this is a stereotype, it is rooted in a small bit of truth.  Chocolate is in fact the most desired food in the US, and while there is little consensus as to whether or not that desire … Continued
Legislature in Action

Legislature in Action

On April 4, IU East is hosting two retired members of the U.S. House for the Congress to Campus event. David Minge, (D) Minnesota (1993-2001) and Steven T. Kuykendall, (R) California (1999-2001), will visit classrooms and talk with students interested in the democratic process. There will also be a reception from 5-6 pm in the Whitewater Hall lobby, and a Town Hall meeting directly following in the Community Room entitled “Election 2016: The Changing Nature of Political Campaigns.” Both the reception and Town Hall are open to the public. This is a great opportunity to hear inside perspectives on electioneering, what working in Congress is like, and the importance of the political system. With 2016 being an election year, there … Continued
Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)

Foreigners in their Own Land (1565-1880)

Join campus and community members for the first film in the “Latino Americans: 500 years of history” series, on Tues., September 8 at 5:30 pm at the Morrisson-Reeves Library. IU East scholar Dr. Christine Nemcik will lead a discussion about the early history of Latinos in America. Refreshments will be provided by community member Pam Zelaya. There will also be an opportunity for participants to have “cultural conversations” with IU East students, as we strive to document the stories of local members of the Latino American community on our region. The streaming version of the film, available in English and in Spanish, is available here as well as a lecture by Dr. Nemcik. Below is a summary of this episode. … Continued
Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading

Do you like poetry? IU East has a great upcoming opportunity for you. Bianca Lynne Spriggs, an award-winning poet (2013 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, several Artist Enrichment and Arts Meets Activism grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and a nominee for the Pushcart Prize) will be coming to campus to read her work on Tuesday, March 24th. The event will be in the Whitewater Hall art gallery from 7-8 p.m., and is open to the public if you want to bring friends or family. She will also lead a workshop for students earlier in the day, from 2-3 p.m. in Whitewater Hall 202. Spriggs is an Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow, and was named as … Continued