Fall 2013 Season

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Horizon Realm: Contemporary Art from Taiwan

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

FALL 2013 SERIES

Painting, sculpture, installation, video and photography by 10 Taiwanese artists emphasize contemporary issues facing Taiwanese society. The curatorial and artistic visions of the exhibition shape a kind of “fusion of horizon” that highlights cultural differences yet promotes mutual understanding. Organized by the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts and Jackson State University, the exhibit is funded by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, R.O.C.

September 5 – November 6, 2013
Opening Reception, Sept. 5 – 3 p.m.
Liberal Arts Gallery
Curators:  Chung-Fan Chang and Dar-Kuen Wu

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Step Afrika!

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

FALL 2013 SERIES

Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Founded in 1994, the Washington, D.C.-based dance company is renowned worldwide for using the stepping tradition to promote teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding. Step Afrika! reaches thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

Sept. 10, 2013 Ÿ Performance Ÿ 7 p.m. Ÿ
Rose E. McCoy Auditorium
Sept. 11, 2013 Ÿ Arts education workshop with students Ÿ 9 a.m. Ÿ
Rose E. McCoy Auditorium

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Black Violin

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

Black Violin offers a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Since its start a decade ago, members have put on some 200 shows a year across the U.S. and in dozens of countries, from Dubai to South Africa. Black Violin also has appeared at the President’s Inauguration, three Super Bowls, last year’s U.S. Open with Jordin Sparks and continues to entertain troops overseas. Groundbreaking collaborations include those with P. Diddy, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Tom Petty, Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin and The Eagles. Oct. 2, 2013 ŸMaster class with students Ÿ Noon Ÿ Rose E. McCoy Auditorium | Oct. 3, 2013 Ÿ Performance Ÿ 7 p.m. Ÿ Rose E. McCoy Auditorium   

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Outside the Protective Circle of Humanity

August 28th, 2013 by webmaster

Outside the Protective Circle of Humanity
“Scottsboro Boys”: The Fred Hiroshige Photographs

On March 25, 1931, two white women falsely accused nine African-American youth, ages 12 to 19, of raping them. Over the next seven years, “The Scottsboro Boys” endured a series of trials they could not win before all-white juries. After a public outcry and an appeal to the U.S Supreme Court, the defendants were granted new trials in Decatur, Ala. Fred Hiroshige of Decatur was one of six photographers allowed in the courtroom during the 1933 trial of Haywood Patterson.

Courtesy of the Margaret Walker Center and the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life

Nov. 4-Dec. 13, 2013 Ÿ Nov. 7, Opening Lecture Ÿ 7 p.m. Ÿ Johnson Hall Art Gallery

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Daniel “Danny” Simmons

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Daniel “Danny” Simmons, an abstract-expressionist painter and founder and president of Rush Arts Gallery, is the older brother of hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and rapper Joseph Simmons (“Reverend Run” of Run DMC.) Along with his brother Russell, Simmons established Def Poetry Jam, which has enjoyed long-running success on HBO. In 2004, Simmons published Three Days As The Crow Flies, a fictional account of the 1980s New York art scene. He has also written a book of artwork and poetry called I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn’t Find My Way Home.

Feb. 6, 2014 Ÿ Exhibit and Opening Reception Ÿ 5 p.m. Ÿ Gallery 1

Feb. 7, 2014 Ÿ Poetry reading, book signing Ÿ 7 p.m. Ÿ JSU Student Center

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