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Arts & Humanities showcases ‘Create’ in 2014-15 season

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“Create” is the focus of Austin Community College’s 2014-2015 arts and humanities season beginning in September.

The theme was chosen to reflect the activities and energy of the Arts & Humanities Division, says Lyman Grant, dean of the division.

“Create is what we do,” he says. “We foster students’ creativity and help them broaden their understanding of the world.”

The public is welcome, and all events are free unless noted otherwise. For information, contact the division at (512) 223.3352.

Ongoing events

Student Literary Gatherings
September 8, October 6, November 11, Dec 8, Feb 2, March 2, April 6, May 4,
7 p.m.
Austin Java, 1206 Parkway

The ACC Creative Writing Department sponsors monthly Student Literary Gatherings open to all students and the public. Visit the Creative Writing Department for more information about these events.

Fall events

Visiting Artist Hollis Hammonds
September 2 – October 2
Reception: Thursday, September 4, 6-8 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery

Hollis Hammonds explores issues of consumer culture through drawing and installation. Info: Email Thomas Hilton or (512) 223.3257

Vision + Voice Award Reception
September 19, 6 p.m.
Highland Campus

Join us for an evening of poetry and art celebrating the winners of the first annual ACC/Austin ISD poetry contest. Austin ISD students will read their winning poems and a publication of the winning poems will be released. Info: Email Polly Monear or (512) 223.3352.

Guapa by Caridad Svich
September 25-October 5
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

Single-mom Roly lives in a dusty Texas border town that everyone longs to escape. She’s never seen anything like Guapa, a natural-born athlete with a fiery ambition to become an international soccer star. When Guapa joins Roly’s family, everyone’s life is turned upside down. With only one shot to reach the big leagues from the barrio, how can Guapa convince the non-believers to let go of their doubts, spread their wings and fly? This inspiring story will have you cheering in the aisles! $8, all proceeds benefit the Dance and Drama Scholarship Fund. Info: (512) 223.3245

Kim Barnes
September 30, 7 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

Novelist and memoirist Kim Barnes will answer questions about the writing process and the writing life. Info: (512) 223.3226

Dance Film Night
October 9, 6 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Dance Studio, Room 130

Works for screening and discussion selected by the dance faculty. Info: (512) 223.3384

Student Art Exhibition–Monochrome
October 13 – November 6
Reception: Thursday, October 16 6-8 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery

The name says it all. Unlimited creativity with a restricted palette. Info: Email Thomas Hilton or (512) 223.3257

Planetary Self-Defense: The Ethics of Genocide in Science Fiction
Or, What Should We Do in the Face of Arachnids, the Borg, Cylons, Daleks, Zombies, and Horrors Between?
October 14, 7-9 p.m.
Eastview Campus, Room 8500

Info: (512) 223.3226

The Telling Project
October 19-25
Venue: TBA

Through performance, The Telling Project puts veterans and military family members in front of their communities to share their stories. Info: (512) 223.3226

Creativity: The Remix
November 12, 7-9 p.m.
Eastview Campus, Room 8500

Info: (512) 223.3226

Art Majors’ Exhibition
November 12 – December 11
Reception: Thursday, November 13, 6-8 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery
This juried exhibition features new work from dedicated ACC art majors. Info: Email Thomas Hilton or (512) 223.3257

Reckless by Craig Lucas
November 13-23
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Mainstage Theater

A housewife discovers her husband has hired a hit man to kill her, sending her out the window and on an unusual series of misadventures in Craig Lucas’s dark comedy, which premiered Off-Off-Broadway in 1983. $8. All proceeds benefit the Freshman Scholarship Fund. Info: (512) 223.3245

Rio Review Release Party
December 3, 7 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

ACC’s literary journal features poems, prose, screenplays, and artwork by students. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Department. Info: (512) 223.3226

Holiday Art Sale
December 4, 9-5 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Student Lounge

Support student artists and pick up some great gifts at great prices. Info: Julie Isaacson jisaacso@austincc.edu or (512) 223.3250

Fall Choreographers’ Showcase
December 5-6, 8 p.m.
Rio Grande Mainstage Theater

Featuring works by faculty and choreography students. $10 general, $5 students and seniors. All proceeds benefit the Dance and Drama Scholarship Fund. Info: (512) 223.3384

Fall Informance
December 11, 7 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Dance Studio Room 130

Choreography from the level I choreography students. Info: (512) 223.3384

An Evening of Scenes and Monologues
Student Showcase
December 12, 7:30 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

An Evening of Scenes and Monologues is a program of polished work from the Drama department’s performance classes. The showcase is an opportunity for our students to publically present their work outside of the classroom setting in a wonderful evening of theater. Info: (512) 223.3245

Spring events

Lyman Grant, (And So Much More)
A Man, a Family, a 34-Foot RV, and 48 States
January 28-29, 7 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

The Dean of Arts and Humanities presents a multimedia, theatrical review of his year on sabbatical. Info: (512) 223.3226

Mysticism and Sexuality
February 10, 7-9 p.m.
Eastview Campus, Room 8500

ACC Associate Professor of Religion, Grant Potts, will discuss sexual symbolism and sexuality as an aspect of mystical traditions across both Western and Eastern religious traditions. Info: (512) 223.3226

The Wiz by William F. Brown, Charlie Smalls, and Timothy Graphenreed
February 19-March 1
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.
Boyd Vance Theater

Kansas farm girl Dorothy is transported in a tornado to the magical Land of Oz in this musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz that sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul. $8. All proceeds benefit the Boyd Vance Scholarship Fund. Info: (512) 223.3245

Dance Film Night
February 26, 6 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Dance Studio, Room 130

Works for screening and discussion selected by the dance faculty. Info: (512) 223.3384

Antigone by Sophocles
April 9-19
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

This third play in Sophocles’ Theban trilogy depicts the aftermath of the Theban civil war, a conflict that pitted the children of Oedipus on opposing sides. Despite a decree from the city’s new ruler Creon, Antigone defies her uncle, insisting on a proper burial for both of her brothers. $8. All proceeds benefit the London Study Abroad Scholarship Fund. Info: (512) 223.3245

Right and Wrong in a Warming World: the Moral Problem of Climate Change
April 15, 7-9 p.m.
Eastview Campus, Room 8500

Info: (512) 223.3226

Balcones Fiction & Poetry Winners Reading
April 17, 7 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

Jessica Piazza, Interrobang, poetry, Douglas Trevor, Girls I Know Fiction. Info: (512) 223.3226

Rio Review Release Party
April 30, 7 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

ACC’s literary journal features poems, prose, screenplays, and artwork by students. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Department. Info: (512) 223.3226

Spring ’15 Choreographers’ Showcase
May 8 & 9, 8 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Mainstage Theater

Featuring works by faculty and choreography students
$10 general, $5 Students and seniors. All proceeds benefit the Dance and Drama Scholarship Fund. For more information (512) 223.3384

An Evening of Scenes and Monologues:
Student Showcase
May 15, 7:30
Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

A program of polished work from the Drama department’s performance classes. The showcase is an opportunity for our students to publically present their work outside of the classroom setting in a wonderful evening of theater. Info: (512) 223.3245

Spring Dance Informance
May 14, 7 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Dance Studio, Room 130

Choreography from the level I choreography students. Info: (512) 223.3384

Summer events

New Acquisitions Exhibition
June 1 – July 31
Rio Grande Campus Gallery

The Art Department’s newest additions to the Permanent Collection will be on Display. Info: Email Thomas Hilton or (512) 223.3257

The Performing Arts Ensemble Presents…
June 4-14
Rio Grande Campus Mainstage Theater

The third annual student-produced show, presented by the ACC Performing Arts Ensemble. “The Performing Arts Ensemble Presents…” allows students to select, direct, and produce dramatic work on the Department’s Mainstage Theater. $3. All proceeds benefit the Performing Arts Scholarship Fund. Info: (512) 223.3245

Summer Dance Informance
July 7, 7 p.m.
Rio Grande Campus Mainstage Theater Choreography by faculty and guest artists. Info: (512) 223.3384

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