Arts

Siouxland Artist's "Feminine Attempts"

Nov 20, 2019
Klaire Lockheart

A new art exhibit opened this weekend at the Sioux City Art Center.  The artist behind the paintings, Klaire Lockheart, recently sat down with Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer.  

Lockheart who is from Vermillion, South Dakota talked about this current show, her inspiration for creation and some upcoming works.

Her show “Feminine Attempts” can be found at the Sioux City Art Center until February 2nd. 

For more information on Lockheart and her art check out her website klairelockheart.com.

Sarah McSweeney

On December 21, 2018, Lamb Arts Reagional Theatre and Siouxland Public Media presented a live broadcast of "A Christmas Carol." We would like to that the Gilchrist Foundation for supporting this collaboration as well as all of SPM's and Lamb's supporters.

Cultural Continuum 10-05-18

Oct 5, 2018

This is the last weekend to check out the National Music Museum for awhile, college theater at Morningside and Wayne, there's a smattering of hikes and an Elvis (Costello) collaborator, which is way different than an Elvis impersonator.

Sean Grennan

"I'm trying to make sense of this thing we have, this life we do," Sean Grennan, author of Now and Then, tells us. The play, which is running through September 30th at Lamb Arts Regional Theatre, found its beginning when the word "enouement" caught Grennan's eye. As a young man, an unknown word like this may have caused pause, a slight stumble, perhaps, in a brisk walk. In his early 60's, though, it was full stop.

Cultural Continuum 3-23-18

Mar 23, 2018

It's spring and there is no lack of activities. Dr. Frank O'Neil talks about what happens when your brain gets tired, there is an award winning pianist performing at the Sioux City Art Center for Siouxland Federated Music Club, Stone State Park has its first walk of spring and it's Less Talk-More Bach at the National Music Museum.

Alex Waters

The state legislature has been in session seven weeks and a lot has happened.  Lawmakers passed the controversial Chapter 20 measure that largely ended collective bargaining for public employees in Iowa, changing the way their healthcare will be managed and might eventually affect their pension system.

The executive order barring immigrants from seven countries has directly impacted people in our community.

Chef Brett McCarthy, the top chef of WITCC's Culinary Arts program joins Gretchen today. They discuss the upcoming party that Siouxland Public Media and the Siouxland Film Festival will be throwing next week, which features not only the premier of the festival's documentary nigh, but also gourmet food prepared by the culinary institute's chefs and students. 

WITCC's Institute for Lifelong Learning

The issuing of Western Iowa Tech's Institute for Lifelong Learning catalog is a clarion call to Siouxlander's interested in culture, travel, and friendship. The fall 2015 catalog, which has just landed on tabletops and in mailboxes, continues to sing. There are opportunities to attend operas, learn guitar, read contemporary novels, explore the life of Helen Keller, consider the presidency of Andrew Jackson, demystify quilts, etc.

Cats opens this year's Betty Ling Tsang Fine Arts Series at Morningside College. This musical, the longest running Broadway musical, is based on a collection of T.S. Elliot poems and tells the story of a tribe of cats who audition for the chance to be selected to be reborn.

Mara DeKat, coordinator of the Institute for Lifelong Learning at WITCC, makes her radio debut, today. She has taken up the mantle from Fiona Valentine, and she is doing a marvelous job, as evidenced by the ILL's summer 2015 catalog. Among the offerings is Russ Gifford's lecture series "Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Third American Revolution." Russ will begin the series with "The Rise of the New Deal," Wednesday, April 15. 

The Lit of Siouxland

Mar 16, 2015
orangecityarts.net

In talking with Dr. James Schaap about the books to be read in Siouxland 101, we cannot help but land upon the hardships of old times: grasshopper infestations, prairie fires, the unrelenting hand of nature. Walls of devastation that fell upon the early European settlers of Siouxland, that left families prostrated on the hard ground as their livelihood was lost, do not now, however, register in our list of daily fears.

Looking into the culinary lab
Hank Zimmerman

Food for Thought is back on the road, today. It's a short trip, just across the street from FM90. Chef Brett McCarthy, Administrative Program Coordinator of Culinary Arts, led us into the WIT's new Culinary Arts Program's kitchen classrooms – spotless stainless steel surfaces, walls and floors precisely tiled, refrigerators humming. It was enough to make our little hearts burst, a truly beautiful and inspiring space.   

Entrepalooza events
www.briarcliff.edu

 This coming week Entrepalooza 2015 kicks off, bringing together experienced business professionals and hungry young idea-people. Events include speed networking, a job fair, and the Swimming with the Sharks Competition. This has become one of Siouxland's most exciting events, and one of its most inspired ways of ensuring our community's future vibrancy. 

Also happening this week:

Jimbo Mathus
http://jimbomathus.com/

Vangarde Arts welcomes Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition for a Saturday Night show.  FM90’s Steve Smith talked with Mathus, the former leader of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, who has been collaborating with blues luminaries and making music with his own dark, rootsy twist since the Zippers disbanded over a decade ago.

poster for Rocking Pollock
Sarah Schickel

Our party with the Sioux City Art Center has arrived! This Saturday we will be co-hosting an event featuring music composed for our series Music for Pollock. Drum Fest, the Titans of Industry, and Elsa Va will all be there to perform, and the Sugar Shack Bakery is preparing a special Pollock-inspired cake.

Shanren
Janine Calsbeek

Yunnan province in southwestern China spreads between the tropical jungles of Burma and Vietnam on the South and the Himalayan heights of Tibet on the north; it's a massive land with dynamic features and history. Shanren, comprised of musicians from this region, joins together the features and traditions that have been shaped by these dynamics as well as the by the band members' studies and travels throughout the world.