Community Events

Saturday, March 13, 2021

This exhibition is an opportunity for the Art faculty at IUP to share their work that is on the forefront of Contemporary Art.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Canceled - Exhibit: 2021 Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Kipp Gallery, First Floor Sprowls Hall

The Lively Arts

Thursday, April 1, 2021

This great event will take place on Wednesday, April 28, in the Oak Grove.

Members of theater simple will also be at the first-ever Arts Walk, 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, in beautiful downtown Indiana. Look for them and many other artists at the IRMC Park.

Caravan Chronicles: ReUnion is an interactive public art event set in and around a 1962 Airstream Safari. Audience members become part of the “family” at a semi-traditional (and highly idiosyncratic) reunion, contributing to the family lore with stories, memories, and haiku of their own.

An expansive and inclusive collection of both analog and digital events, culminating in this gleeful faux-family reunion, Caravan Chronicles will kick off with a documentary podcast series in winter 2021, encouraging connection in distancing times. Crafted in collaboration with the Lively Arts program, theater simple, IUP students, and Indiana participants, Caravan Chronicles will amuse and inspire “family” of all ages, shapes, and sizes, whether in person or online. So, come play a game, write haiku, and hang out—it’s time to add more stories to the family mythology.

Live at IUP Hippo Campus

STATIC presents Hippo Campus live in a virtual concert for IUP on Thursday, April 1, via Zoom. The waiting room will open at 7:45 p.m., and the show will begin at 8:00 p.m. That’s no April Fool’s joke!

THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY FREE and ONLY OPEN TO THE IUP COMMUNITY. No preregistration is required. Join here!

If you would like to submit a question for Hippo Campus to answer live during the event, please email us or send us a direct message on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

According to the artist bio:“When Hippo Campus formed in 2013, their intentions were pure and simple. “We were in high school and the main idea was, ‘Let’s start a band and make our friends dance,’” Sutton recalls. “There was no real context to what we were doing—it was just total creative joy.” But over the past five years, that context has shifted dramatically. The world around them warped into something bleak and unsteady, and reckoning with mental health issues became more and more crucial. On their sophomore album Bambi, the St. Paul, Minnesota-bred band navigate that upheaval with deliberate self-reflection. The result is a selection of songs that drift into much darker terrain, but unfold with a frenetic yet fragile beauty that makes even the most painful moments feel glorious. Not only driven by exacting introspection, Bambi was also shaped by cultural shifts, including the #MeToo Movement. “That really made us take a look at how toxic masculinity has influenced the way we see ourselves and the world overall,” says Luppen. “In the past we might have been apprehensive about being super-vulnerable, but now we’re more aware of how important it is to come forward about dealing with depression or anxiety. Because if more men are able to do that, they might be less likely to express those feelings as anger or violence.” Hippo Campus approached the making of Bambi with an eye toward the undoing of any distorted, social-media-fueled perceptions of the band. “Social media promotes this weird non-reality when it comes to artists and bands, where they get put up on a pedestal and treated like some kind of upgraded human,” says Stocker. “We’d much rather make community happen with our fans, which is the whole reason we started this in the first place." Partly recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio in Chicago, Bambi finds Hippo Campus working again with producer BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Low, Francis and the Lights), who handled production on their 2017 full-length debut Landmark. And in sculpting Bambi’s distinctly inventive arrangements, Hippo Campus significantly expanded their use of drum machines and synth.”

For more information, check out the STATIC website, Twitter page, or Instagram page.