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Through APSU CECA partnership, Kennedy Center hip-hop teaching artist engages Kenwood Middle School students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts teaching artist Bomani Armah stood at the front of Kenwood Middle School’s library on October 3rd with more than 60 students staring at him.

Kennedy Center teaching artist Bomani Armah leads about 60 Kenwood Middle School students in a hip-hop writing exercise. Grabbing the sides of your head and blasting your hands out symbolizes prewriting in Armah’s hip-hop dance. (APSU)

Kennedy Center teaching artist Bomani Armah leads about 60 Kenwood Middle School students in a hip-hop writing exercise. Grabbing the sides of your head and blasting your hands out symbolizes prewriting in Armah’s hip-hop dance. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University hosting Q&A with award-winning, Atlanta-based director Freddie Ashley

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Saturday, October 26th, 2019 the Austin Peay State University Department (APSU) of Theatre and Dance and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) will host a public question and answer session with Tony-winning director and Acuff chair Freddie Ashley. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 2:00pm in the Trahern Theatre.

Freddie Ashley

Freddie Ashley

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Austin Peay State University’s Zone 3 Press, Goldsmith Press launch poetry competition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Zone 3 Press in collaboration with the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Art + Design department is launching an annual poetry competition, and the winning poem will be featured on a broadside poster printed on the University’s letterpress.

Annual Poetry Competition to be held by Austin Peay State University Zone 3 Press. (APSU)

Annual Poetry Competition to be held by Austin Peay State University Zone 3 Press. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance to presents “Working: A Musical”, October 3rd-6th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Working: A Musical,” directed by Noel Rennerfeldt, choreographed by Margaret Rennerfeldt and sponsored by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

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This Week at APSU: Soccer kicks off OVC season, Constitution Day, Acting Workshop

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) has a lot going on this week from celebrating Constitution Day to getting free acting lessons from a Hollywood veteran, the theme of the week on campus is “Free.”

Constitution Day at APSU: Eat free or live free.

Constitution Day at APSU: Eat free or live free.

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Film actor Jerry Winsett to lead free ‘Auditioning for the Camera’ workshop at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Thursday, September 19th, 2019, at the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Margaret Fort Trahern Laboratory Theatre veteran film actor Jerry Winsett will lead a masterclass workshop, “Auditioning for the Camera,” at 3:30pm.  Anyone in the community can watch the workshop for free.

Jerry Winsett

Jerry Winsett

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Austin Peay State University’s Susan Bryant honors work of former students with new Reciprocity exhibit

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the fall of 1982, a 28-year-old photographer named Susan Bryant arrived at Austin Peay State University (APSU) as an assistant professor in the school’s Department of Art.

She was just a few years older than her students, but as she shared her passion for the art form with them, she inadvertently made several lifelong friends.

Reciprocity: 37 Years of APSU Student Photographers,” runs through September 13th.

Reciprocity: 37 Years of APSU Student Photographers,” runs through September 13th.

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APSU Zone 3 Reading Series showcases opinion writer Margaret Renkl, September 11th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As part of the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Zone 3 Reading series, Margaret Renkl will visit APSU to read from her new book, Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss, on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019.

Margaret Renkl - Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

Margaret Renkl – Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss

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APSU’s Art + Design announces 2019-20 exhibition, visiting artist schedule

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Art + Design at Austin Peay State University is excited to announce its 2019-20 season of exhibitions and visiting speakers.

Generously supported by the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA), the Department of Art + Design can bring nationally and internationally recognized artists and thinkers to Clarksville with programming that is free and open to the public.

Recently retired Austin Peay State University professor Susan Bryant will exhibit "humanature" August 26th-September 20th at Heydel Hall. (APSU)

Recently retired Austin Peay State University professor Susan Bryant will exhibit “humanature” August 26th-September 20th at Heydel Hall. (APSU)

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Community School of the Arts at APSU adds classes for children with disabilities

 

Austin Peay State University Community School for the ArtsClarksville, TN – The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University (APSU) spans all age groups and skill levels, and the offerings continue to grow.

This semester’s offerings start September 9th, 2019 and the school is adding two dance classes – named Expressions Through Dance – that will embrace a learning environment for children with disabilities.

Alexandria Heide, above, will use patterns, rhythms and small dances to enhance the students’ creativity, imagination and motor and socialization skills. (APSU)

Alexandria Heide, above, will use patterns, rhythms and small dances to enhance the students’ creativity, imagination and motor and socialization skills. (APSU)

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