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Opening Reception for Showcase: The Work of Creative Scholarship

September 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join student and faculty researchers for the grand opening celebration of Showcase: The Work of Creative Scholarship. A panel of judges selected eighty-six creative works by Auburn faculty and students for the exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. Enjoy a reception, live performances and the awards ceremony before taking in the spectacular exhibition that celebrates the best of the arts and innovation.

A single wine glass on the Museum Terrace

5:00 p.m. | Grand Gallery
Cash bar reception begins

Unpaved Choreography and Dance Anne Nelson

5:00 p.m. | Museum Terrace
Live Performance: Unpaved

Choreography and Dance | Anne Nelson, Junior, Nursing, School of Nursing

Artist Statement:

This piece was my first solo performance piece in my dance career of 13 years. It was inspired by a collaboration between my teacher Adrienne Wilson and me as we developed adaptive choreography in class. When the choreography was first created for the class’ adaptation, it gave the other dancers the chance to experience new ways to translate movement from one body to another. This solo piece is my version of the adaptive choreography set to exhibit the exploration and growth of my abilities. The title was chosen because it represents the “unpaved” path I have developed for myself as Auburn’s first wheelchair dancer, and it also represents the path of my own new discovery of dance in the chair

Drowned Choreography and Dance Connor Dealy

5:00 p.m. | Museum Rotunda
Live Performance: Drowned

Choreography and Dance | Connor Dealy, Senior, Department of Theatre, College of Liberal Arts

Artist Statement:

This piece is about the difficulties people face about coming out as homosexual, bisexual, trans, etc. It incorporates the innumerable pressures placed on a person’s psyche both before and after. This is a look into the inner workings of “the closet.”

Mosaic Theatre Company

6:00 p.m. | Museum Auditorium
Awards Ceremony

6:40 p.m. | Museum Auditorium
Live Performance: New Devised Work

Devised Theatre | Tessa Carr, Associate Professor, Artistic Director of Mosaic Theatre Company, Department of Theatre, College of Liberal Arts

Artist Statement:

Mosaic’s work focuses upon themes of social justice, inclusion, and diversity and is often drawn from the autobiography of Auburn students. The devised theatre pieces are all original creations that are collaboratively crafted.

Text logo for Showcase

7:00 p.m. | Grand Gallery
Hors D’oeuvres served

7:00 p.m. | Bill L. Harbert Gallery and Gallery C
Galleries open


September 28, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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