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Artwork sends emotional message on school shootings

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One black Sharpie. 252 schools. Unlimited emotions. A school desk-turned art piece memorializes the students, families, teachers, and communities devastated by school shootings across the country for the past 19 years. Along with the names of each school affected since Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, a message is carved into the center of the desk – a statement the artist wants onlookers to take away after viewing the display. “Enough.”

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Professor plays with time in first international solo exhibition

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An Indiana University Kokomo faculty member challenges viewers’ sense of beauty and artificiality in his debut international solo exhibition. Dysmorphia, a 10-panel, 16-foot installation, is currently featured in the CICA Museum in Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, through Sunday, June 17.

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Sculpture collection updated with new selections

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For the last two years, Indiana University Kokomo’s outdoor sculptures served as campus icons. Students studied in their shade, took selfies with them, searched for them in scavenger hunts, and used them as places to meet friends. This month, they have new places to meet, and new backgrounds for their Instagram pictures, as all seven have been replaced.

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Art students commissioned to create downtown mural

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On the side of a downtown business, a vision of Kokomo 1,000 years into the future is taking shape, under the hands of talented Indiana University Kokomo artists. On summer evenings, the five students in Minda Douglas’s community arts projects class bring their mural to life, showing a futuristic view of the City of Firsts, after an alien invasion. While there are familiar sights, such as the Kokomantis, the Kokomo Municipal Stadium, churches, and other current buildings, there are also brightly-colored aliens scattered throughout the 120-foot-long and 20-foot high painting, designed by student Janet Meeks.

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