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Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay adds classes for children with disabilities

August 20, 2019

Austin Peay State University Community School for the ArtsClarksville, TN – The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University (APSU) spans all age groups and skill levels, and the offerings continue to grow.

This semester’s offerings start September 9th, 2019 and the school is adding two dance classes – named Expressions Through Dance – that will embrace a learning environment for children with disabilities.

Alexandria Heide, above, will use patterns, rhythms and small dances to enhance the students’ creativity, imagination and motor and socialization skills. (APSU)

Alexandria Heide, above, will use patterns, rhythms and small dances to enhance the students’ creativity, imagination and motor and socialization skills. (APSU)

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Celebrating a Tennessee Triumph: New monument to honor Clarksville’s suffragists

August 16, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a July afternoon in 1914, more than 75 people crowded into a house on Madison Street for a meeting of the newly established Clarksville Equal Suffrage League.

The women who joined the league that afternoon spent the next six years facing ridicule and threats of violence in the pursuit of their goal – earning women the right to vote.

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

A woman casts her first vote in this miniature replica of the statue. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts receives grant to bolster efforts with local school teachers

August 12, 2019

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts recently received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to expand the University’s arts education partnership with the local school system.

Randy Barron, a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts teaching artist, led workshops last October as part of the CECA-CMCSS Partners in Education program. (APSU)

Randy Barron, a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts teaching artist, led workshops last October as part of the CECA-CMCSS Partners in Education program. (APSU)

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APSU’s CECA announces 2018-2019 Tennessee Artist Fellow

February 7, 2019

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) recently announce that Bryce McCloud, of Nashville Tennessee, is the 2018-19 recipient of the Tennessee Artist Fellowship.

The CECA Tennessee Artist Fellowship was created to celebrate contemporary art and to support the continued creative work of exceptional Tennessee artists.

Bryce McCloud received this year's Tennessee Artist Fellowship from the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

Bryce McCloud received this year’s Tennessee Artist Fellowship from the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

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Austin Peay CECA sponsors arts experiences, including a trip to see ‘Charlotte’s Web,’ for local schoolchildren

February 6, 2019

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Anticipation rippled through the Barkers Mill Elementary third, fourth and fifth graders as they witnessed Fern pondering what to name her piglet.

Some students giggled and leaned toward each other’s ears, whispering. Other students shifted forward in their seats at the Roxy Regional Theatre and whispered – a bit more loudly – at the stage.

APSU CECA sponsors trip to see “Charlotte’s Web” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

APSU CECA sponsors trip to see “Charlotte’s Web” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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Local teachers learn arts integration at CECA professional development workshop

October 18, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A couple of the grade school teachers held their hands overhead, their fingers dancing. Three other teachers squatted, kneeled or sat, waving their arms back and forth slowly.

In their slow dance, the teachers emulated stars twinkling over slowly moving mountains. In doing so, they were practicing arts integration, an approach to teaching various subjects, such as science, through art, such as dance.

More than 20 local school teachers learned arts integration techniques to help them keep students engaged in learning the arts, such as dance, while learning other subjects, such as science. (Brian Dunn)

More than 20 local school teachers learned arts integration techniques to help them keep students engaged in learning the arts, such as dance, while learning other subjects, such as science. (Brian Dunn)

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APSU Community School of the Arts offers low-pressure learning

September 3, 2018

Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University Community School for the ArtsClarksville, TN – The Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University spans all age groups and skill levels, and the offerings continue to grow.

“We’re offering classes for everyone, from little kids to adults, beginner to intermediate to advanced. Our goal, our mission is really being put into practice,” said Dr. Janice Crews, director of APSU Center for Excellence of the Creative Arts (CECA), which runs the school.

Now is your chance to sign up for the next set of Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University painting, music, dance, theater and writing classes that begins September 10th.

Now is your chance to sign up for the next set of Community School of the Arts at Austin Peay State University painting, music, dance, theater and writing classes that begins September 10th.

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APSU Center of Excellence for Creative Arts to host “An Elegant Obsession” on September 7th

August 1, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – History and fantasy will collide into an evening of pure entertainment during the premiere performance of the musical drama, “An Elegant Obsession,” at 7:30pm on Friday, September 7th, 2018 in the Mabry Concert Hall.

This event will be hosted by the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA), and guests with reserved seating may attend a formal reception from 5:00pm-7:00pm at 416 College Street on the night of the premiere.

“An Elegant Obsession,” to be held September 7th & 8th in the APSU Mabry Concert Hall.

“An Elegant Obsession,” to be held September 7th & 8th in the APSU Mabry Concert Hall.

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APSU’s CECA highlights art innovations on campus during state conference

June 25, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – More than 200 art educators, administrators and artists from across the state visited the Austin Peay State University campus this month to discover new, innovative ways to teach and advocate for the arts in the coming year.

APSU’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) hosted the Tennessee Arts Commission’s 2018 Tennessee Arts and Arts Education Conference, which allowed CECA to show off the groundbreaking projects taking place at Austin Peay State University.

Scott Raymond, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of art + design, shows how to paint in virtual reality at the Tennessee Arts and Arts Education Conference.

Scott Raymond, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of art + design, shows how to paint in virtual reality at the Tennessee Arts and Arts Education Conference.

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APSU’s CECA announces Collaborations at 2018 Ovation Awards

February 6, 2018

CECA Advisory BoardClarksville, TN – The 2018 Ovation Awards, presented by the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or “seek-ah”), will take place on Sunday, April 8th, at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall at 2:00pm.

The Awards Ceremony will be presented in a new format this year, with an assortment of collaborative performances by APSU and community ensembles.

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