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The Vulnerable Past — An Interview with Julia Franklin on Her Art Show Picking up the Pieces

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I think a lot of this show, too, is about responsibility. Like this piece over here, [a picture of Julia and her sister Jana, adolescents, displayed under a glass cloche]. At my mother’s funeral a year and a half ago, we kept being called “the Tucker girls”, that’s our nickname, and we’re in our forties, and were still called ‘The ... Read More »

Now You’re Just Somebody That I Used to Know

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  As a third-generation legacy student, I was raised hearing mischievous stories from my mom and her days as a student here at Graceland University. While hearing these stories, my mind was often bombarded with quite vivid imagery—ranging from naked runs through campus all the way to sneaking off with people’s towels in the showers. One of her funniest stories ... Read More »

Helene Student Gallery: ¡Corre y se va con…!

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Pictured: Artist Kari Cardiel in Morelia, Mexico Beginning April 10th and finishing April 25th, the Helene Student Gallery in Graceland University will witness a Mexican twist of the famous game of bingo. The gallery will have an art show which is about the traditional Mexican board game called “la lotería”. This game has been played since the last half of ... Read More »

‘Mavericks’ Art Show Open in the Helene

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Beginning April 7th 2017 in the Helene Student Gallery at Graceland University there will be an art exhibition under the name of Mavericks. Mavericks is a senior show created by Rachel Norling. Rachel Norling is a senior Visual Communications student at Graceland University. With previous exhibitions being student exhibitions, this is Rachel first big show to display her semester’s work. ... Read More »

This Weekend at the Coliseum: Get Out

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Called “very creepy, very funny and as pitiless as a surgeon’s scalpel” by The Guardian, Universal Pictures’ Get Out brings humor and stinging satire to the Coliseum this weekend. When a young African-American man, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his white girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), visit her family estate and meet her parents, Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford), he ... Read More »

The Ancora Chorale Presents: Bloom- Love, Unity and Sacred Disruption

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On Saturday, March 11, a professional choir from Independence, Missouri came to grace our wonderful recital hall here at Graceland. The Ancora Chorale is an ensemble that educates, inspires, and raises cultural awareness through consistently emotive and professional level performance. I was told by many of the music faculty to have high expectations of this group, and was not disappointed. ... Read More »

This Weekend at the Coliseum: Kong: Skull Island

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Time calls this week’s Coliseum Theatre film, Kong: Skull Island, “grand and nutty and visually splendid.” When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island – as beautiful as it is treacherous – awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Set in 1973, just when the U.S. pulled out of Vietnam, ... Read More »

This Weekend at the Coliseum: Logan

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The Chicago Sun-Times calls this week’s Coliseum Theatre feature, Logan, “… a rip-roaring action film — and it’s wickedly funny at times as well.” In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when ... Read More »

John Wick 2

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In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, Rolling Stone calls John Wick Chapter 2 “pure cinema, an adrenaline rocket of image and sound that explodes on contact.” Legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to ... Read More »

This Weekend at the Coliseum: A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog’s Purpose opens this weekend at the Coliseum Theatre with a special invitation to community canines and their owners. “For an additional donation to our future Coliseum Dinner Theatre, we are inviting folks to bring their dog for a pooch movie night (dogs get in free – owners still pay regular admission price),” Brad Carr, Graceland’s Director of Student ... Read More »

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