Clarksville, TN – A couple of the grade school teachers held their hands overhead, their fingers dancing at Austin Peay State University. Three other teachers squatted, kneeled or sat, waving their arms back and forth slowly.
In their slow dance, the teachers emulated stars twinkling over slowly moving mountains. In doing so, they were practicing arts integration, an approach to teaching various subjects, such as science, through art, such as dance.
More than 20 local school teachers learned arts integration techniques to help them keep students engaged in learning the arts, such as dance, while learning other subjects, such as science. (Brian Dunn)
Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University spans all age groups and skill levels, and the offerings continue to grow.
“We’re offering classes for everyone, from little kids to adults, beginner to intermediate to advanced. Our goal, our mission is really being put into practice,” said Dr. Janice Crews, director of APSU Center for Excellence of the Creative Arts (CECA), which runs the school.
Now is your chance to sign up for the next set of Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University painting, music, dance, theater and writing classes that begins September 10th.
Clarksville, TN – The 2018 Ovation Awards, presented by the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or “seek-ah”), will take place on Sunday, April 8th, at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall at 2:00pm.
The Awards Ceremony will be presented in a new format this year, with an assortment of collaborative performances by APSU and community ensembles.
Clarksville, TN – On Thursday, March 23rd, Zone 3, the Austin Peay State University Center for Excellence in Creative Arts’ literary journal, will present a reading with award-winning essayist Erik Anderson and writer, editor and publisher Amy Fusselman.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Morgan University Center Ballroom and begins at 8:00pm.
(L to R) Writer, editor and publisher Amy Fusselman and award-winning essayist Erik Anderson to read at APSU.
Clarksville, TN – On October 22nd, Zone 3 Press, the Austin Peay State University Center for Excellence in Creative Arts’ literary journal, will present a poetry reading with award-winning writers Angela Ball and Ashley Seitz Kramer.
The event will be held in Room 303 of the Morgan University Center and begins at 8:00pm.
Poets Angela Ball and Ashley Seitz Kramer to read at Austin Peay on October 22nd.
Clarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.
With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is looking for nominees from the Clarksville-Montgomery County community to receive this year’s coveted Ovation Awards.
Since 1996, the Center has honored individuals who made significant contributions to the artistic and cultural life of the Clarksville community. «Read the rest of this article»
William R. Ferris, keynote speaker for the Seventh Annual Clarksville Writers’ Conference authors’ reception and banquet, held at Clarksville Country Club on Thursday night, is as close to being a rock star as you can get in the world of Southern culture and its study.
Although now the Senior Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, professor of history, and adjunct professor in the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was formerly the chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) beginning in 1997 when he was appointed by President William Jefferson Clinton.