Halloween

Food For Thought - 10-05 Erin Webber-Dreeszen

Oct 5, 2018
Sioux City Journal

Fancy Watermelons, ice sculptures, beer, wine and cheese galore! It's all part of Artilicious which exists ostensibly to show people what is available for fall and winter catering at HyVee, but it's also a great way to get people in the door and think about art for awhile.

The Bloody Benders

Oct 31, 2017

For reasons that likely have to do with desired ends, the Oregon Trail has a more wholesome reputation than its southern sidekick, the Santa Fe. The Oregon Trail once carried the hopes and dreams of whole families. The wagon trains leaving Missouri carried hundreds of thousands of little girls in sun bonnets and boys in bibs bobbing along beside the oxen, Mom holding the youngest up on the seat of the wagon.

Day of the Dead
Ally Karsyn

The sound of Mexican folk music echoes throughout the lobby of the Sioux City Public Museum. With broad sweeping motions, tiny dancers from Irving Elementary create a colorful flurry of flouncing skirts.

A few of the older girls with La Perla Tapatia have their faces half-painted like La Calavera Catrina, also known as the “Dapper Skeleton” or “Elegant Skull.” A stark white palette is punctuated by a dark green patch around one eye and skeletal lines extending from the lips.

Help for the Haunted

Nov 4, 2015

Every October, I find that I am drawn to books that are spooky, creepy, and a little bit dark-er than I might normally read. If you’re looking for a ghostly read this season, I suggest Help for the Haunted by John Searles.