Entries by Orange City Arts Council

Orange City Arts announces new executive director, Lindsay Bauer

Orange City Arts recently announced its new executive director, Lindsay Bauer. Bauer graduated from Northwestern College in ’08 with a bachelor’s in theatre. She is one of the early organizers of the local theater troupe, The SchoolHouse Company, and served as its director of education. She then worked in Chicago as the after-school programs coordinator […]

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs awards grant to Orange City Arts

ORANGE CITY— Three nationally-recognized ensembles — Cantus, Kevin Kling and Mermaid Theatre — will perform in Orange City in February and March. The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and Iowa Arts Council recently announced a grant award to the Orange City Arts Council to support the project. Orange City Arts is adding several local activities […]

Meet the Artist: Yun Shin

Meet the Artist is a series of interviews with the Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellows. Yun Shin of Orange City is a Korean artist who believes that the process of making is a way of reconstructing relationships and remembering home. Relying on family treasures for inspiration, she reinterprets them by engaging in the intense process […]

They had a place, and their place was here

by Chris White All teenagers struggle to find their place. As a teacher, again and again, I see one question lingering on students’ faces: Where do I belong? But for kids who have immigrated to northwest Iowa from Mexico and Guatemala to flee widespread poverty and violence (some with their families, some without), those questions […]

“I will NEVER forget this!”

Jen and I were surprised the other day — 13 tickets ordered for the Herencia concert — from a school principal. Central Lyon Elementary honored the 11 fifth grade students who auditioned for Opus Honor choir—by treating them to a concert. The show? A big name band from Colombia — Herencia de Timbiquí— performing in […]

Win an original work of ArtRageous art!

ORANGE CITY — The singing and dancing troupe, ArtRageous, painted 10 huge paintings while performing at Northwestern College in Orange City October 27. Donate to Orange City Arts $50 or more between July 1 and December 31, and receive a chance to win one of those works of art. Donate here! Paintings are 6’ x […]

Not to brag, but…

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs launched a new campaign in December, aimed at convincing Iowans to polish up their hidden gems and shamefully share their best and brightest. “We’ve had so many conversations with Iowans across the state, and it’s clear that towns across the map have too many of their own best-kept secrets,” […]