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Austin Peay State University Art + Design and CECA celebrate Acuff class with new exhibit

April 30, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts celebrate this year’s Acuff Chair of Excellence, Sonya Clark, with an exhibition of work created by students in the course, Measuring Histories.

The exhibition will be in The New Gallery for a one-day only event, opening on May 2nd, 2018 from 9:00am–5:00pm. The exhibit will reopen with a free public reception from 7:00pm-9:00pm, where Sonya Clark and student artists will be present.

Sonya Clark

Sonya Clark

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Award-winning textile artist Sonya Clark is the 2017-2018 Acuff Chair of Excellence

January 19, 2018

Acuff Circle of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – Award-winning textile artist Sonya Clark will return to the campus of Austin Peay State University as the 2017-2018 Acuff Chair of Excellence. Clark was selected as this year’s Acuff Chair by the faculty of the APSU Department of Art + Design after an overwhelmingly positive response to her first APSU visit in March 2017 as part of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) Visiting Artist Lecture series.

This spring, Clark will facilitate a course for APSU art students, titled “Measuring Histories,” which will be an in-depth extension of her featured PBS Art Assignment episode of the same name.

Sonya Clark

Sonya Clark

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Tremendous turnout for Cooling at the Cave

August 2, 2017

Dunbar Cave State ParkClarksville, TN – On Saturday, July 29th, 2017, the Friends of Dunbar Cave held their annual Cooling at the Cave event at Dunbar Cave State Park from 3:00pm until 5:00pm. Cooling at the Cave is a family event. This year’s music was provided by Cumberland Winds Jazz Project, an 18-piece ensemble that was perfect for the venue.

Cooling at the Cave is a celebration of the culture that was around the cave that Mr. Acuff brought to the area.

Cooling at the Cave

Cooling at the Cave

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Austin Peay Department of Theatre and Dance to host Latin Grammy Award winners Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band

April 5, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 7:00pm on Friday, April 8th, Latin Grammy winners Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band will perform in Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre as this spring’s APSU Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence recipients.

The performance starts at 7:00pm.

Latin Grammy Award winners Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band to perform at Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre Friday, April 8th.

Latin Grammy Award winners Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band to perform at Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre Friday, April 8th.

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Comedy legends The Second City to return to APSU with new show

August 29, 2015

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – At 7:30pm on Saturday, September 5th, Chicago’s famed sketch and improv comedy theater, The Second City, will return to Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Theatre with “The Second City: Fully Loaded.”

This new show will feature classic material made famous by Second City stars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, as well as brand new scenes, songs and improv from the theater’s sold-out shows in Chicago and Toronto.

“The Second City: Fully Loaded” coming to Austin Peay September 5th. ( Todd Rosenberg 2015)

“The Second City: Fully Loaded” coming to Austin Peay September 5th. ( Todd Rosenberg 2015)

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Famed musicologist Celenza to visit APSU November 12th-17th as Acuff Chair of Excellence

November 8, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In 1772, the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn decided to play a little trick on his benefactor, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. Haydn and the court orchestra had spent months with the overbearing prince at his summer palace, and they were beginning to feel homesick for their families.

That summer, Haydn composed his Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp minor, known as the “Farewell Symphony,” for the prince.

Anna Harwell Celenza

Anna Harwell Celenza

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Several renowned musicians to visit APSU this year as Acuff Chairs of Excellence

September 8, 2014

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto first premiered in Prague in October 1791, the famed piece sounded much different than what audiences often hear today.

The composer’s friend, Anton Stadler, used a basset clarinet in that first performance, but the instrument fell out of favor in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Modern performances of the work are simply faint echoes of the how the piece was originally conceived.

Charles Neidich

Charles Neidich

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Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient and Award Winning Writer David Huddle to read at APSU on November 8th

October 29, 2012

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – Every autumn, the Library of Virginia honors some of the nation’s top writers with its annual Virginia Literary Awards. Previous winners include such noted authors as Richard Bausch, Barbara Kingsolver and Geraldine Brooks.

Earlier this month, the Library presented its 2012 Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction to another esteemed writer – Austin Peay State University’s 2012-13 Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient David Huddle.

David Huddle

David Huddle

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APSU Acuff Chair of Excellence holder for 2012-13 to be Noted Writer David Huddle

August 30, 2012

Austin Peay State University

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, the award-winning writer David Huddle was contacted by Dr. Amy Wright, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of creative writing. Both writers hailed from rural Wythe County, VA, and after a bit of reminiscing about local haunts they both knew, Wright asked Huddle a question.

How would he, a two-time National Endowment of the Arts fellow and author of more than 17 books of poetry, fiction and essays, like to spend a few months this fall and next spring in Clarksville, working with APSU creative writing students? [Read more]

Stellar Theater and Dance Performers to Visit APSU this Year as Acuff Chairs

August 28, 2011

Acuff Chair of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – For more than 50 years, Chicago’s famed Second City Theater and School of Improvisation has produced some of the country’s most beloved comedic talents. Its alumni – consisting of luminaries like Bill Murray, John Belushi, Steve Carell and Tina Fey – have gone on to successful careers in movies and television shows such as Saturday Night Live and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

At 7:30pm on October 7th, the group’s touring company will visit Clarksville to perform its hilariously original works on the Austin Peay State University campus.

“They were here four years ago, and the students loved them,” Darren Michael, chair of the APSU Area of Theater and Dance, said. [Read more]

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