The Media School

Bloomington-based artists prosper from public policies

April 18th, 2019

Former IU student Julian Li cannot imagine what the local art scene would be like if IU was not in Bloomington. Living in town for six years, she has witnessed the gradual changes in the art community.

“The local government does try its best to improve the art and entertainment aspect of the city,” the 25-year-old said. “I’ve seen lots of new murals, like the one in People’s Park. And there’s a new festival I saw last year around this time that had a steam train.”

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Sean Starowitz engages social practice arts with Bloomington community

April 2nd, 2019

Surrounded by memos regarding proposals and challenges of an art display in town, Sean Starowitz stacks up his notebooks and puts them in the corner. Flyers of local art events on the wall decorate his office.,

Starowitz, a 30-year-old artist, is the assistant director for the arts in Economic and Sustainable Development department for the City of Bloomington, and is an adjunct professor at IU. He thinks of art as an approach to solutions.

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Interviewing strangers torturous as usual

March 28th, 2019

The person on the street story is definitely one of the most challenging assignments I’ve ever done in my life. Even now, those interviews still give me goosebumps when I think about them.

When I enrolled this class, as an introvert with an awkward foreign accent I knew it would be challenging for me, especially the interviews. In this assignment, I thought I was well-prepared, but I was so wrong.

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Bloomington residents divided by age over local music

March 26th, 2019

Bloomington residents find the local music unsatisfactory, according to interviews conducted downtown on Feb. 13.

“I think you have to be really culturally mindful I guess,” said Sean Brockman, 23, a former IU student from Noblesville. “It depends on the age group.”

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On the Beat – Arts & Entertainment

February 21st, 2019


Jan. 16, 2019

Jeff Todd, CBS Denver

Shooting portraits of the kids who use cannabis to treat diseases, Nicole Montanez remembers all those faces. Advocating medical cannabis use, she wants to use arts to fight for kids to get life-changing drugs.

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Bio: Yiwei Bo

Yiwei Bo
Yiwei Bo is a senior student at IU majoring in media advertising with specializations in graphic communication and creative advertising strategies. He has also gained a marketing minor in Kelley School of Business and been pursuing an illustration minor in School of Art and Design. In his leisure time, he enjoys drawing, painting, and designing. After graduation, Yiwei plans to seek higher education in the U.S. He is applying for graduate school, hoping to earn a MFA degree in graphic design or related fields.