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Graphic illustrated by Ian Proano. Poem by Matthew Storrer.

Slowing down

Is poetry still relevant in a fast-paced world?By Matthew Storrer | Contributor A week or so ago, I was walking out to my car on some errand or another when I passed by a group of men heading in the opposite direction. I couldn’t help but overhear some of their […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
(Photograph by Mindy Wildman) Elizabeth Stehl Kleberg, Tal Gilboa and Matt Kleberg opened their exhibition by sharing their thoughts about their works.

“Through Sunset into the Raccoon Night”

New York artists create Metcalf’s exhibitionBy Laura Koenig | Echo There are no raccoons roaming this exhibition. Instead, oil paintings, projections, bent plexiglass and ringing bells fill Metcalf Gallery. Oil paintings displaying bold colors, straight lines and empty spaces cover the left side of the gallery while projections reflected off […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
(Photograph by Ruth Orellana) Sophomore Alicia Garnache peers into the magnifying glass on artist James Hapke’s sculpture.

They’re having fun

Two artists explain their role in Metcalf’s art exhibition, “Are We Having Fun Yet?”By Chrishauna Curry | Contributor On Friday, Nov. 11, Joshua Cave and James Hapke held their opening reception and art talk for their exhibition “Are We Having Fun Yet?” in the Metcalf Gallery. Hapke, a painter from New […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Last week, women enjoyed a night of admiring art in English Hall. (Photograph provided by

A night at the gallery

English Hall completed art showBy Grace Hooley | Echo Amid the low music and mood lighting, beautiful masterpieces are hidden in plain view. The sweet smell of roasted coffee floats into the room. About fifty women cautiously wonder around the English Hall lobby, whispering and admiring the talent of women […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
osh Welker paints finishing touches on “Astrobleme.” This exploding star is currently on display in Grand Rapids. (Provided by Josh Welker)


Professor Welker enters art in ArtprizeBy Grace Hooley | Echo Assistant Art Professor Josh Welker drove past the Sierra Madera crater. He had recently finished an art piece for an exhibit called ArtPrize that will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He originally titled it “The Exploding Star,” but something […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Artist Alexa Adamson was one of 55 artists who painted last year. This year, there will be around 70 participants. (Provided by Avon Waters)

First brush of fall

Converse, Indiana to host painters this weekendBy Laura Koenig | Echo Painters will splash white canvases with images of rickety barns, towering silos, lumbering trees and quiet town life at the Second Annual Indiana Plein Air Painters Association’s First Brush of Fall on Sept. 24 in Converse, Indiana. At this […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Through an open window the light shines

Through an open window the light shines

Art exhibit sheds light on mental health By Megan Herrema | Echo Minnetrista. No, it’s not a misspelling of “ministries.” It’s actually the name of a museum and cultural center in Muncie named after the Ball family’s home, which used to stand on the land now occupied by Minnetrista. Since […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Sherry Haines stands in front of her new home on Taylor's campus (Photo by Elyse Horb.)

Creativity in the cornfields

Taylor’s new First Lady shares her artistic inclinations By Brianna Kudisch | Echo  “It’s the creative process,” Sherry Haines said as she sat in her airy blue kitchen, her hands wrapped around the warm mug filled with coffee. Taylor’s newest First Lady brings a wealth of experience and talent to […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
More than an IOTA

More than an IOTA

Metcalf’s first art exhibit of the yearBy Grace Hooley | Echo  As anxious students begin this year’s journey into Taylor’s community, curious eyes turn to the Metcalf Gallery. Among the boxes, clothing, decorations and greetings, Metcalf kicked off the semester with a Linnea Spransy art exhibit. From August 24 to […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Art for everyone

Art for everyone

Art Department presents the All Student Art ExhibitBy Danielle Barnes | Echo Today, select students from all majors on campus fill the Metcalf Gallery with artwork from the past year. This exhibit is a special event that allows students to enter their artwork to be displayed publicly. Each year, a different […]

by · April 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment