Enjoy the Arts and Humanities Spring Season, Carnival ah!

The spring 2013 season is underway!

The ACC Arts and Humanities Division‘s spring schedule showcases live drama and dance performances, art exhibitions, lectures, and other events sure to stimulate your imagination.

The Drama Department visits  historic Harlem this spring with “Beauty is the Best Priest,” an ensemble of short plays representing the Harlem Renaissance, including prize-winning works by African-American women.

“This production runs Feb. 22-March 3, bridging two important months, Black History Month and Women’s History Month,” says Drama Department Chair Marcus McQuirter. “These plays will be directed in a variety of styles through contemporary eyes, with a focus on bringing people together through theater.”

Spring 2013 also includes the fifth annual Carnival ah! – the Arts and Humanities Division’s festival held on the grounds of the Rio Grande Campus April 3-4.

“We’re continuing the theme ‘How did you get here?’,” says carnival coordinator Polly Monear. “We encourage people to express the concept of identity through art, performance, and philosophical exploration.”

A Carnival ah! favorite, International Night will be “bigger, better, and more fabulous than ever,” adds Monear. International Night will feature a variety of foods from other countries and will spotlight drum styles from around the world during a new event called “Feel the Beat.”

There’s still time to submit a proposal for Carnival ah! The deadline for submissions is  Thursday, Feb. 28. Learn more at austincc.edu/carnival.

Spring 2013 events and exhibitions are underway. Follow the full schedule below the video and enjoy.

Regional Fundraiser Art Exhibition

Juried show featuring Central Texas artists. Proceeds benefit the Steve Kramer Art Scholarship Fund.

Now through Feb. 22

Rio Grande Campus Gallery, Room 3200.1

Free

Information: 223.3257 or thomas.hilton@austincc.edu

Dance Film Night

Works for screening and discussion selected by the dance faculty.

Feb. 7, 6 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

Free

Information: 223.3384

Philosophy Forum Lecture Series

Panel discussion: “What Does It Mean For You To Be Here” – Identity and Responsibility

Feb. 20, 7-9 p.m.

Eastview Campus, Room 8500

Free

Information: 223.3352

Beauty is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance

Representing the cultural flowering of Harlem during the 1920s-1930s, this production includes prize-winning works by African-American women including Zora Neale Hurston, May Miller, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Eulalie Spence, and Ottie Graham. Directed by ACC Drama Department Chair Marcus McQuirter and guest directors Zell Miller III, Feliz Dia McDonald, and Florinda Bryant.

Feb. 22 – March 3, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

Boyd Vance Theater, Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.

$10 general, $5 students and seniors

To purchase tickets in advance: austincc.edu/drama

All proceeds benefit the Dance and Drama Scholarship Fund

Information: 223.3245 or dramabox@austincc.edu

ACC Printmaking Exhibition

From digital to woodcut, this exhibition highlights ACC printmakers.

March 4 – April 12

Reception: March 7, 6-8 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Gallery, Room 3200.1

Free

Information: 223.3257 or thomas.hilton@austincc.edu

Panel Discussion on Religion and Identity Among U.S. Immigrants

Panelists include religious leaders and practitioners from the Austin community.

March 26, 7-8:30 p.m.

Eastview Campus, Room 8500

Free

Information: 223.3352

Balcones Fiction & Poetry Winners Reading

Mark Jarman: “Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems”

Katherine Karlin: “Send Me Work,” short story collection

March 27, 7 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

Free

Information: 223.3226

Carnival ah! Featuring International Night

Public festival of academic/artistic offerings of live music, dance, drama and performance art. Includes a student art sale, literary readings, philosophy and humanities discussions, open mic sessions, and a film festival.

April 3-4

Rio Grande Campus

Free

Information: 223.3352

Carnival ah! Spring Art Sale

Great art by ACC student artists available to purchase.

April 3-4

Rio Grande Campus

Free

Information: 223.3250 or jisaacso@austinncc.edu

37th annual ACC Student Art Exhibition

Juried exhibition features student artists.

April 4-25

Reception: April 11, 6-8 p.m.

Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.

Free

Information: 223.3257 or thomas.hilton@austincc.edu

Philosophy Forum Lecture Series

Panel discussion

April 17, 7-9 p.m.

Eastview Campus, Room 8500

Free

Information: 223.3352

Faculty Showcase

Exhibition featuringselected ACC art faculty works.

April 2 – May 31

Reception: April 26, 6-8 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Gallery, Room 3200.1

Free

Information: 223.3257 or thomas.hilton@austincc.edu

Rio Review Release Party

ACC literary journal features student poems, prose, screenplays, and artwork. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Department.

May 1, 7 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Gallery Theater

Free

Information: 223.3226

Spring Choreographers’ Showcase

Works by faculty and Level II choreography students.

May 2-3, 8 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus Mainstage Theater

Free

Information: 223.3384

Spring Dance Informance

Choreography from Level I choreography students.

May 9, 7 p.m.

Rio Grande Campus, Room 130

Free

Information: 223.3384

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