Arts and Humanities Fall Season Explores ‘How Did You Get Here?’

The ACC Arts and Humanities Division invites students, faculty, staff, and the community to explore the question “How did you get here?” through the 2012 fall season – including drama, dance, film, and arts events. | See full schedule below

“All students come to ACC with experiences that help or hinder them,” says Lyman Grant, dean of Arts and Humanities. “We wanted to recognize those stories and encourage students to share them with us.”

This fall, the Art Department will take full advantage of the Rio Grande Campus Gallery. Austin artist Steve Brudniak will exhibit at the gallery through Friday, Oct. 19, and ACC art majors will have their own exhibit in November.

The written word will take center stage in a variety of events. The Drama Department brings the poems of Charles Bukowski to life in “Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life,” opening Thursday, Oct. 4. War veteran Brian Turner will read his poetry alongside ACC students veterans during a Veterans Day event on Nov. 10, and San Antonio author Nan Cuba will read from her new novel, “Body and Bread,” on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

For more information about upcoming events, visit austincc.edu/ah.

Constitution Day Art Exhibition

Now through October 28

Highland Business Center Gallery

This year’s theme will focus on the 1st and 2nd Amendments.

Free

For more information: 223.3357

Steve Brudniak: Back From Samsara

Now through October 19

Rio Grande Campus Gallery 3200.1

Austin artist Steve Brudniak exhibits his highly crafted assemblage sculpture invested with active science elements and other unusual characteristics.

Free

For more information: 223.3257

ACC Annual Faculty Art Exhibition

Now through October 6

Pump Project Art Gallery, 702 Shady Ln.

Free

For more information: 223.3257

Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life: Poems by Charles Bukowski

October 4-13, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Mainstage Theater

Directed by Shelby Brammer

An American poet, novelist, and short story writer, Charles Bukowski was influenced by his home city of Los Angeles. His work reflects the ordinary day to day existence of people on the low rungs of society.

$10 general, $5 students and seniors. All proceeds benefit the Dance and Drama Scholarship Fund

For more information: 223.3245 or dramabox@austincc.edu

Nan Cuba, Novelist & Editor

October 17, 7 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

Nan Cuba is co-editor of Art at Our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers & Artists (Trinity University Press, 2008) and the author of the novel Body and Bread, forthcoming from Engine Books.

Free

For more information: 223.3226

Philosophy Forum Lecture Series

October 17, 7-9 p.m.

Eastview Campus, Room 8500

Panel Discussion: How Did YOU Get HERE? – Thoughts on Identity

This panel discussion will look at how identity is shaped by sexuality, race, and/or disability.

Free

For more information: 223.3352

Dance Film Night

October 18, 6 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

Works for screening and discussion selected by the dance faculty.

Free

For more information: 223.3384

Panel Discussion on Religion and Community

October 23, 7-8:30 p.m.

Eastview Campus, Room 8500

Please join ACC faculty, staff, and students for a panel discussion on religion and community with religious leaders and practitioners from the wider Austin community.

Free

For more information: 223.3352

Art Majors Exhibition

October 29 – November 30

Rio Grande Campus, Gallery 3200.1

Fresh work by ACC Art Majors.

Free

For more information: 223.3257

2nd Annual Beat Poetry and Arts Festival “Beat Fest II” Austin, TX

November 1-3

www.beatpoetryfest.com

Free

For more information: 223.3352

The Homage That Follows by Mark Medoff

November 9-18, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Mainstage Theater

Directed by Perry Crafton

A young man’s friendship with his widowed employer turns to obsession and murder when the woman’s celebrity daughter returns to the family farm. Told from five different characters’ perspectives, the play offers “a cubist portrait of grief.”

$10 general, $5 students and seniors; all proceeds benefit the Dance and Drama Scholarship Fund.

For more information: 223.3245 or dramabox@austincc.edu

Veterans Day Reading

November 10, 5:30 p.m.

Riverside Campus Lecture Hall

This event will feature work feature work from ACC’s student veterans, as well as award-winning poet Brian Turner.

Free

For more information: 223.3226

Philosophy Forum Lecture Series

November 15, 7-9 p.m.

Eastview Campus, Room 8500

Film and Discussion: A Boy Named Sue

This 2001 documentary, directed by Julie Wyman, shows the life and transition of a young adult born intersex, raised female, and who undergoes various stages of reassignment to become male.

Free

For more information: 223.3352

Rio Review Release Party

November 28, 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.

Free

For more information: 223.3226

Holiday Art Sale

December 5 & 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Student Lounge

For more information contact Julie Isaacson at 223.3250 or jisaacson@austincc.edu

Fall Choreographers’ Showcase

December 7 & 8, 8 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Mainstage Theater

Featuring work by faculty and choreography students.

$10 general, $5 students and seniors; all proceeds benefit the Dance and Drama Scholarship Fund

For more information: 223.3384

Une Chorale de Noel

December 9, 2 -4 p.m.

Northridge Campus Auditorium, building 4000

Celebrate the holiday season with music in French and English. Sponsored by Le French Club.

Free

For more information: vmazet@austincc.edu

Holiday Art Gift Shop

December 10 – 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Gallery 3200.1

For more information contact Julie Isaacson at 223.3250 or jisaacson@austincc.edu

Fall Dance Informance

December 13, 7 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Dance Studio, room 130

Choreography by level I choreography students.

Free

For more information: 223.3384

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