Candy Chang’s artwork inspires thought

Courtesy of the Candy Chang webstie

Artist Candy Chang visited Central College April 3 to give a presentation about why she creates her artwork as well as to give an informational session where she answered questions about her style. Chang is an artist, designer and urban planner who works to explore ways to make cities more comfortable places for the people living there. “Thoughtful elements make cities more comfortable and … [Read more...]

Craig Cornwall’s Lithographic Dance


“It’s something I’m very passionate about, something that I’m in love with,” said Craig Cornwall on the art of lithography. “I will drive miles and miles and miles to draw on a stone.” Cornwall was the Allison B. Allen artist-in-residence at Central College March 26-28 and has an exhibit of his own prints in the Mills Art Gallery from March 26 - April 20.  His artist talk and reception was held … [Read more...]

Central choir presents ROCK-A-PELLA


If you are looking for a fun way to kick off your weekend, the ROCK-A-PELLA show Friday, March 29 could be your answer. Members of Central College’s A Cappella Choir are putting on a variety show Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in Douwstra Auditorium.  The show will consist of numerous acts and performances by the approximately 60 members of the choir. Senior choir members Spencer Meyer and Jeff … [Read more...]

Central Combos Performers Shine Again

Combo members are chosen by the main singer to sing background vocals to support some performances.

The Blue and Red Combos concert was a big hit Wednesday night. Walking into Cox Snow Recital Hall, it was evident that people were excited. There was a line of people who forgot to buy tickets at the buildings front desk hoping they would be lucky enough to land a seat left open by someone who had bought a ticket and failed to show up. The concert began late because so many people had shown up … [Read more...]

Guys and Dolls: A Sell-Out Show


The Central College theater department's performances of "Guys and Dolls" were sold out both Friday and Saturday of this weekend. The hilarious comedy was an obvious hit with Central faculty, students, and theater-lovers alike. With two hours of song, dance, costumes, colorful set design and comedy, the theater department presented a unique rendition of this beloved play by Frank … [Read more...]

Ceramic artist on display in The Mills Gallery

Detail from the cord of one of Stephanie Lanter's "telephones".

Ceramic artist, Stephanie Lanter, gave an artist talk on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the Mills Gallery. According to her biography on the wall of the gallery, she is a full-time ceramics instructor at Emporia State University, and has also done several residencies at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana, Mendocino Art Center in California as well as several others. Also on her resume are several … [Read more...]

“Guys and Dolls” rendition brought to life

Kevin Templeton playing a drunk as he rehearses.

Central College will present its version of the hit Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls” in the Kruidenier Center over the next two weekends. Central’s Theatre and Music Departments have teamed up to showcase students’ talents. “Guys and Dolls” is a romantic comedy with characters of all sorts: gangsters, gamblers, showgirls and a doll whose mission is to save their souls. The musical begins at … [Read more...]

Central SWE reflects on visit to New Orleans

Students in New Orleans

Over Christmas break the symphonic wind ensemble had the opportunity to visit New Orleans. The trip was more than just a chance to learn about music. Students did service projects in the Ninth Ward and participated in activities that were as enjoyable as they were educational. Dr. Mitch Lutch has been to New Orleans four times and suggested it for this year’s trip because it was an excellent … [Read more...]

Graphic artist Mark Marturello featured in Mills Gallery


Central College’s very own Mills Gallery welcomes Des Moines Register graphic artist Mark Marturello, Nov. 22 to host a gallery talk and reception to celebrate his featured display of artwork at 5 p.m. The Iowa native simply can’t remember a time when art wasn’t an active part of his life. In Marturello’s Artist Statement, he goes on to explain, “My father would sit down with me and draw … [Read more...]

Central Theatre presents The Laramie Project

While other seniors writing the usual papers for capstone courses, senior theater major Eric Bridges is working on directing his own full-length play. The Laramie Project is a play based on the aftermath of the torture and murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998. The Tectonic Theater Company wrote the script based on information from interviews, written accounts and other collected sources after … [Read more...]